Flashback Fridays: Taking on the tube strikes Luda style!

By Anton Constantinou 

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Flashback Fridays celebrates everything old skool and timeless about hip hop: classic tracks,  vintage flicks, past gigs. Each week we’ll be diggin’ in the crates to best you the best throwback shizzle on offer. Enjoy!

The big topic of conversation in the capital this week has been the tube strikes. With every line down on the London Underground for near on 2 days, frantic commuters have had to squeeze onto buses, fork out on taxis and drive  through congestion- charge zones in a desperate attempt to get to work. It’s been utter chaos!

What better track to sum up the mood, than Luda Classic, Get Back. Released in 2004, this club banger captures perfectly the puffed-chest anger we all feel when trapped on an overcrowded bus, with barely an inch of breathing space and very little time to spare.

Sounding out the lyrics in your head, you find yourself mumbling “get back” at total strangers, followed shortly by, “you don’t know me like that”, if they get too close. To the annoying baby in the pram prodding you in the leg with a toy you think, “Hey little stupid! don’t make me lose it!!”; while to the grumpy old man who tells you turn your music down it’s:”I’m having a bad day, don’t make me take it out on you!”. The moment we hate most is when you’re pressed up against some loud mouth yobbo on the phone and wanna scream, “why you all in my ear?! Talking a whole bunch of shit That I ain’t trying to hear!”.

Along with, Move Bitch, Stand Up, Pussy Poppin’ and Area Codes, this is one of Luda’s biggest tunes to date, and the first single on his chart topping album, The Red Light District. 

An explosive anthem from start to finish, practically every line on this track feels like a hook, every horn riff a siren, every clap an uppercut.

Relive it today by checking out the music video (below). It’s seriously badass!


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