Labrinth Says Gary Barlow Collaboration Speaks To Rioters

16 November 2011, 13:15

The rapper claims The Collective's charity single carries an important message for this summer's London rioters.

Labrinth says it was important to make this year's Children In Need single urban to make it relevant to the UK's seemingly disillusioned youth.

The 'Earthquake' rapper produced and recorded this year's charity 'Teardrop', which features the likes of Tulisa Contostavlos, Chipmunk, Wretch 32, Ed Sheeran, Ms Dynamite and Tinchy Stryder.

"After the riots, the urban scene didn't get the best respect out of it," Labrinth told The Sun. "I think this kind of thing shows people another side to us.

"I really believe this song is going to say a lot after what happened and even speak to some of the kids that were involved in the riots!"

Children In Need Rocks organiser Gary Barlow agreed and claimed making the single relevant to today's younger generation was the most important thing.

"I thought what better than to get the idols of these young kids and put them all under one roof and on one record," Gary explained. "The kids will listen to what these guys are saying.

"These guys are going to talk to people before they get to an age where there'll be out there doing these bloody things."

The Collective released their cover of Massive Attack's 'Teardrop' on Sunday (13th November).