Search

Straight outta...Golders Green: Grandson of Lib Dem lord releases rap single

PUBLISHED: 17:54 27 March 2014 | UPDATED: 18:33 27 March 2014

Conscious rapper David Palmer, who calls himself Dave In Charge. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Conscious rapper David Palmer, who calls himself Dave In Charge. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

© Nigel Sutton email pictures@nigelsuttonphotography.com

The grandson of a Liberal Democrat lord is hoping to climb the music charts after releasing a rap song recorded in his Golders Green bedroom.

"I felt that I was able to understand the American ghetto situations because I had the political background"

Dave In Charge

David Palmer, 25, whose rap name is Dave In Charge, has independently released rap song Habitat, the first single from his forthcoming debut album on internet music store iTunes and music-streaming service Spotify.

The internet marketing consultant, whose grandparents are Lord and Lady Palmer of Childs Hill, both councillors for the Barnet ward, performed and recorded the song in his “home studio” – his bedroom in his parents’ home in The Vale, Golders Green.

A video for the new song, featuring Mr Palmer rapping in the Sandy Heath area of Hampstead Heath, has received more than 12,000 views on video-sharing website YouTube.

He said: “I discovered rap from a young age. I think it was probably during my Year 6 disco at school that I first heard The Real Slim Shady [a song by rapper Eminem] – that made me want to check out rap music a bit more.

“As I was brought up with politics all around me, I seemed to understand what was going on.

“While a lot of people may be alienated by the political situations, I felt that I was able to understand the American ghetto situations because I had the political background.”

Mr Palmer identifies himself as a “conscious rapper” whose lyrics are both political and “socially aware”.

The former Leeds Metropolitan University student, who attended Jewish Free School (JFS) in Kenton, Brent, claims to have received praise online for his music from well-known British rappers Wiley and Mike Skinner, best known as a member of former rap group The Streets.

Mr Palmer’s new single is a commentary on the force of Mother Nature and features the hook line: “The sun glows, the wind blows, the stream flows, earth is a canvas, say habitat.”

He added: “It’s about our vulnerablility to nature and how nature will always win, or will it?”

To find out more about Dave In Charge, visit www.daveincharge.com

Latest Hampstead & Highgate News Stories

Yesterday, 14:52

We are in a fight for our future: the future of our children, our grandchildren and of our country.

Yesterday, 14:30

The collapse of outsourcing firm Carillion has led campaigners battling high speed rail scheme HS2 to call for a halt to its progress.

Yesterday, 12:54

Campaigners battling cuts to library services are urging supporters to send in written appeals to the government calling for a public inquiry.

Yesterday, 12:25

A recording studio owner is celebrating after winning a fight to stop homes being built on a disused garden.

Yesterday, 12:20

Our Lady of Muswell Hill Primary School is on the up after receiving an upgrade in its Ofsted rating.

Yesterday, 09:28

Police have shut down a cannabis factory in a daylight raid on an industrial estate.

Tue, 12:31

Two men from Camden appeared in court this morning charged with the murder of 25-year-old model Harry Uzoka.

Tue, 09:43

Two men from Camden have been charged with the murder of model Harry Uzoka.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Toni Krok, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007, has set up a charity to help people living with the condition and their families adjust to the challenges it brings.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read Hampstead & Highgate news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now