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Why UK grime artists are backing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

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A host of grime artists have come out in support of Jeremy Corbyn.

The likes of Stormzy, AJ Tracey, Novelist and Akala have tweeted, instagrammed or snapped their love for the Labour leader ahead of next month's general election.

JME talked to his favourite politician earlier this week in a cafe and is releasing the full interview.

"One thing that I want to make sure I do say, is that I've never voted before. Ever," he said.

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image caption"Hi, it's JME, Boy Better Know. I'm on Jeremy's Snapchat to make sure you register to vote"

"I've grown up making the best out of what I've got.

"Sometimes I feel like we don't need to vote - like it doesn't matter."

JME has been posting LOTS of tweets about Jeremy Corbyn, as have lots of other grime stars.

Stormzy did an interview with the Guardian last year, in which he said he was behind the Labour leader because of his anti-apartheid views.

"I saw some sick picture of him from back in the day when he was campaigning about anti-apartheid and I thought, 'Yeah, I like your energy…'

"I feel like he gets what the ethnic minorities are going through and the homeless and the working class."

Meanwhile, Jeremy Corbyn has briefly appeared as a member of Boy Better Know (BBK) on their Wikipedia page, following the launch of the #Grime4Corbyn campaign.

Anyone who signs up to the campaign can win tickets to a secret rave, which will apparently take place the week before the general election.

The Labour leader was listed as a member of BBK alongside founding members JME and Skepta.

The party's manifesto appeared next to the group's discography with Skepta's Konnichiwa, which won the Mercury Prize, and Wiley's Godfather.

He's now been removed from the page.

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