A rapper born in Brixton has raised over £3500 for charity from his latest E.P..
Ryan Junior Matthews-Robinson (Ragz CV), whose grandmother suffers from Alzheimer’s, has been selling ‘Paying Homage To The King’ at London Co-ops and donating fifty percent of the sales to Alzheimer’s Society.
Speaking to the Brixton Blog Robinson, who was born in Brixton before moving to Tulse Hill, said: “You are a product of your environment. You can see a hard life around here, the drugs, the grit, the estates. But me and my friends try to stay away from these negative things.”
He added: “Even though Lambeth can have a bad stigma, it has good people.”
His grandfather Robbie ‘King’ Robinson, 74, a musician as well who came to London from Montego Bay when he was 21, produced the album and sings on one of the tracks. Robinson said that he was “carrying on his granddad’s legacy by revamping his old music.” Soul music and American Hip Hop artists like Big L and A Tribe Called Quest influence Robinson’s sound.