Pitman – It Takes A Nation Of Tossers

Debut manifesto from Coalville's best mining rapper. Do not mistake it for a comedy record

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He is a coal miner who also happens to rap. He is a crossbreed of Alan Partridge, Eminem and Half Man Half Biscuit. His debut album is an impassioned cry of anguish at 21st-century Britain, from public transport (“Waiting”) via twats (“Two Twats”) to Blue (“What’s The Point?”). He dreams of true love in the local Everything For


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