This past month, people across Britain marched in solidarity to demand we help more Syrian refugees and also in protest against sending air strikes in an attempt to stop ISIS. The UK government, however, still decided to bomb Syria. With so many miscarriages of justice happening across the planet, we have witnessed the once voiceless stand up and be counted in demonstrations against oppressive infrastructures and systems.
Skepta's back catalogue is astonishing in both scale and quality. Sure, there have been a few blips, but it's statistically impossible to run that long and not take a couple of wrong turns. He's given us club bangers, introspective cuts and anthems for growing up. From Skepta's former years DJing and MCing in Meridian Crew, his work with Roll Deep, Boy Better Know and, of course, the top-boy solo cuts, his style has been both versatile and consistent—not an easy feat to pull off.
From chart-toppers Dizzee Rascal and Wiley to Tempa T and Trim, mostly all of today's grime stars exercised their skills through the pirate radio circuit. Back in the day, many of us grime fanatics would rush to our now-dusty tape decks to record and to relive the drama, dubplates, and clashes heard through the fuzzy FM dial.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".