With conventional channels and streaming companies all continuously creating new content material in a bid to win viewers, it is not typically that one thing genuinely distinctive hits our screens.
However new sequence Jungle is doing one thing completely different – it is a musical which makes use of drill and rap – suppose Tinie Tempah moderately than Julie Andrews, and in addition to sounding nice, it has a extremely stylised look, set in a close to futuristic neon London.
The forged is made up of musicians, lots of them already well-known, like Large Narstie, who informed Sky Information’ Backstage Podcast that the present is giving rappers a platform that they’ve not had earlier than.
“It will be the primary time you’ve got seen drill music introduced to you as artwork,” he mentioned.
“Bear in mind, a lot of the drill artists are simply uncooked expertise in comparison with different genres the place they’ve specialists behind who can flip their uncooked expertise into artwork, into an precise piece of fabric.”
Referencing his personal behind-the-scenes staff who’ve helped Narstie on his path to success, he says he is conscious that he is one of many fortunate ones.
“A variety of drill artists, they have not had half the possibility to have any of [these] kind of structural issues,” he mentioned.
“These are younger disadvantaged children who simply spoke their emotion and other people listened.”
With Jungle obtainable to look at on streaming service Prime Video, it is certain to see drill reaching a brand new viewers because it’ll be obtainable to viewers whether or not they’re followers of the style or not.
Narstie says he is proud to be concerned with the sequence, telling Sky Information: “I am simply humbled to be part of the legacy tree.
“Legacy is vital to grasp, the place it comes from… and to be part of the method on the best way up when this music is beginning to truly make its roots [to] get into the soil of life – I am down for that.”
The present follows two younger males who wish to change their lives, however are compelled to confront the implications of their actions.
Large Narstie says his half in it, as a gang member, is simply small, however that he liked filming it.
“We solely had a brief time frame to get it finished, however I could not cease laughing, I simply could not cease laughing,” he mentioned.
“So the producers was getting the suitable hump, however I could not cease laughing due to what the characters of the cops needed to say.
“In order a lot as I used to be irritating everybody as a result of I could not cease laughing, you bought to massive up the scriptwriter man, as a result of it was bloody humorous.”
It is not the rapper’s first performing position – he is beforehand appeared in Anuvahood and the final film within the Foot Soldier franchise.
Describing himself as a “fats Wesley Snipes” the musician admits he is eager to do extra, however joked: “I have to do an actual highly effective romcom the place I can scream by means of a letterbox.”
Jungle is out on Prime Video now – hear our evaluate on the most recent episode of Backstage – the movie and TV podcast from Sky Information.