Hackney-born rapper, producer and musician Franklyn has pulled together a lot of surprising influences for his latest single “A13” and it’s given us a lot to unpack. Describing himself as the ghetto Wilfred Owen and the block’s Dickens, that’s just the start of the literary and musical references Franklyn pours into the track. Firstly, the self-produced instrumental centres around a sample from gospel star Kirk Franklin’s “Melodies From Heaven”, from which the multi-hyphenate East Londoner…


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