Nebbish Rap: Dave In Charge Takes His Ghetto Rhymes To The Mean Streets Of Hampstead
“I DISCOVERED rap from a young age,” says David Palmer, 25, who performs under the name Dave In Charge. He’s the grandson of Monroe and Susette Palmer, now life peers Lord and Lady Palmer of Childs Hill, Barnet, London.
The nebbishy looking rapper who recorded his song from his parent’s The Vale, Golders Green crib and the video on the mean paths of Hampstead Heath, goes on:
“I think it was probably during my Year 6 disco at school that I first heard The Real Slim Shady – 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’s new single is called Habitat. It’s not a riff on the furniture shop on the nearby Finchley Road, rather a comment on Mother [Fuggin] Nature. Lyrics include the lines:
I look outside I see the world we’re sharing.
Take charge but you’re bound by the laws nature follows. For now it goes as follows.
The sun glows, the wind blows, the stream flows.
Earth is a canvas a habitat.
I create Mexican waves but no, I’m nothing against the waves.
It’s clearly terrible. Dave in charge uses words like “paradigm” and says on his YouTube channel:
Dave In Charge is an emerging Conscious Rap artist who grips your attention with epiphanies and sentiments as he unravels what we take for granted.
This is what happens when you grow up listing to Russell Brand.