Here at Scoop Alley we think it is important the nation gets to know the person running the country.

Prime Minister Theresa May was kind enough to share a few minutes with us and tell us her five favourite hip hop tracks. So (almost) in the words of Everlast: “Pack it up, pack it in, let us begin… Theresa, take the mic!”

Theresa May reveals her favourite hip hop songs. Photo copyright Foreign and Commonwealth Office CC2

Mama Said Knock You Out – LL Cool J

“I was listening to this jam an awful lot in the weeks following Brexit, when that poisonous little ho Leadsom got personal in the Tory leadership race. Still, I remained professional throughout, although I did knock seven bells of shit out of the punchbag in the gym listening to this. Besides, revenge is a dish best served cold…”

Shake Ya Ass – Mystikal

“This is one of my favourites because it just makes you want to get down and dirty on the dancefloor. I remember when it was released, I had not long been an MP and females were still grossly underrepresented in parliament. I thought this track really captured the empowerment of women in the 21st century – shaking your ass because a man tells you to. It has been a personal favourite of mine and Philips ever since.”

Gin and Juice – Snoop Doggy Dogg

“I feel as though in many ways Snoop and I are kindred spirits. He enjoys gin and juice and I love a gin and tonic… he also loves the chronic – see I can spit rhymes with the best of them. You didn’t know that. Laid back. With my mind on your money and your money on my mind.”

Tied up in Nottz – Sleaford Mods

“I know this isn’t really a hip hop song but I have to show that I am in touch with the working class and these chaps certainly don’t sing.

“There is a wonderful line here about the smell of piss being so strong it smells like decent bacon. Lovely stuff and it’s always on my iPod at dinner parties.”

Don’t Believe The Hype – Public Enemy

“Goodness, this one could have been written for my profession. Cameron, Trump, Johnson, Putin… what a load of bullshitters. I find the underlying message from Chuck D, Flava Flav and the gang was to ‘keep it real’ both in life and in your profession and I can assure the people of Britain that is what I will endeavour to do. Peace out.”

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