|On September 15th 2003 So Solid Crew release Broken Silence, the eagerly anticipated first single from their forthcoming new album Second Verse, the full video is available to watch Now! |
Broken Silence is So Solid Crews opportunity to finally respond to those who have commented on them publicly over the last two years, and their first release since the landmark, platinum selling They Dont Know.
Rather than rise to criticisms hurled at them, So Solid Crew did what they do best, produce cutting edge music with raw lyrics to address the furore that surrounds them hence breaking the silence.
Replacing the UK garage beats for which theyre known, producer Mr Shabz has laid down a mid-tempo groove whilst brother Sef from The Reelists drops a mournful refrain to accompany MC Swiss.
Rising star Swiss who produced much of the last album, and has now taken up the mic shows his undoubted lyrical skills and points to the sophisticated spitting present on forthcoming album Second Verse. On Broken Silence MC Swiss effortlessly and eloquently paints a bleak and stark image of their lives, and the day to day struggles they encounter.
To accompany this release the So Solid Crew have again broken from their tradition of high tech, special effects videos as seen for 21 Seconds, They Dont Know and Ride Wid Us.
Instead they have gone for a low key, urban and gritty back drop, the sci-fi settings of previous videos having been replaced by the grim reality of life in Londons estates.
The cast comprises So Solid Crew members, strongly featuring MC Swiss, Sef, Kaish, Asher D, Mr Shabz and Megaman, who are supported by an eclectic mix of extras made up actors and members of So Solid Crews wider community. Expertly directed by Max & Dania, who work under the production moniker MAD, the video truly captures the mood and essence of Broken Silence.