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Vivienne Westwood: From the Dame of Punk Rock to the Queen of Rap

Dame Vivienne Westwood has joined British rapper MC Mic Righteous in a song to draw attention to her environmental campaign. SEEN strongly recommends you check out this powerful video of Mic Righteous’s new track featuring the iconoclastic fashion designer and activist: ‘Be There x Intellectuals Unite’.

Dame Vivienne Westwood has joined British rapper MC Mic Righteous in a song to draw attention to her environmental campaign. SEEN strongly recommends you check out this powerful video of Mic Righteous’s new track featuring the iconoclastic fashion designer and activist: ‘Be There x Intellectuals Unite’.

Westwood shows true passion and integrity in her fight against climate change in this moving rap. She urges intellectuals to come out together and ‘Tell the truth, (…) Speak with one voice, Culture, not consumption, (…) Give us the map, Red is uninhabitable, Green is all that’s left’.

This is the gloomy future she foresees for the planet if we don’t act immediately. Active in social causes for decades, notably focusing on climate issues, this time she’s drawing attention to one of her favourite causes: anti-fracking. Her slogan “Intellectuals Unite” echoes Noam Chomsky’s famous exhortation during the Vietnam War, spotlighting the “responsibility of intellectuals” whom he saw as providing pseudo-scientific justification for the war and its atrocities.

Now Vivienne Westwood voices the intro to Mic Righteous’s latest song ‘Be There’, exhorting intellectuals to cut through the false narratives and ‘lies’ of the political classes, and lead the way, with their privileged positions in society, to demand a cleaner and more fair planet. In addition, with this call, she is encouraging every citizen from all socio-economic groups to get smart and use their noodles to help the planet get out of this mess.

Can Vivienne Westwood find any other revolutionary ways to get her environmental message across, SEEN wonders? We wait with bated breath…

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