In the third installment of 'Mental Health in Grime', I El Formosa, sit down and talk to Funk Butcher about starting out in the Grime scene and how we can get young people to express themselves.
Funk Butcher discusses his early years as a DJ in the Grime scene, and the reality of the effects of the stress of pirate radio. I get him to delve into the reality of ill mental health in music artists.
We also compare today's drill music scene to the early Grime days. Funk Butcher, who works in the education sector, had much to say on young people and how their paths to get recognised for their music has changed. We mused over how music can help the youth express their true thoughts and feelings.
What was initially meant to be a one part interview turned into two, as the opportunity to speak at length about the above issues was too good to pass up. Check out both parts and soak up the knowledge and ideas presented.
Follow me on Instagram to catch the next episode on Friday at 3.30pm, when I will be talking to DJ Kaylee Kay.
You can follow Funk Butcher on Twitter, where he speaks about mental health and young people regularly. You can also follow his Instagram.