| Lowkey |
(rapper, political activist)
23 May 1986
|Interests||“War on Terror”|
Kareem Dennis, better known by his stage name Lowkey, is a British rapper and political activist from London. He first became known through a series of mixtapes he released before he was 18, before taking a hiatus from the music business. He would return in 2008, with appearances on BBC Radio and at various festivals and concerts including the BBC Electric Proms, Glastonbury, T In The Park and Oxegen in the buildup to his first solo album "Dear Listener", as well as collaborating with other British musicians to form the supergroup Mongrel. He released his second solo album, "Soundtrack to the Struggle", independently in 2011.
After another five-year hiatus, Lowkey released a string of singles between 2016 and 2018 to precede the release of his third album, "Soundtrack to the Struggle 2", released in 2019.
In February 2009, Lowkey travelled to Palestinian refugee camps around the West Bank area to perform fundraising shows to help rebuild the Gaza Strip but was detained by the Israeli Police for nine hours at Ben Gurion International Airport and interrogated, while having his passport confiscated.
Lowkey has been a prominent member of the Stop the War Coalition and has spoken against the 2003 Iraq War. Furthermore, he has been a sharp critic of United States and British foreign policy, claiming that the two countries are only interested in supporting leaders who are under their influence or are willing to assist them. He also claims American media overlooks those within the country who do not believe in American military supremacy.
- "We have a choice between policies which foster empathy and policies which foster greed, resentment, estrangement and alienation."
In November 2019, along with other public figures, Lowkey signed a letter supporting Jeremy Corbyn describing him as "a beacon of hope in the struggle against emergent far-right nationalism, xenophobia and racism in much of the democratic world" and endorsed him in the UK/2019 General Election.
|"Good Riddance to the War on Terror"|
|Lowkey looks at Israel's Unit 8200|
In July 2021, Lowkey hosted "The Watchdog", the new MintPress podcast show, and was joined by journalist Whitney Webb to examine the IDF’s military intelligence Unit 8200, which gave birth to the NSO Group responsible for Pegasus spyware, and how Israel’s national security state is merging with that of the United States to target free speech and dissent.
"Good Riddance to the War on Terror"
- “It’s great that the world is concerned for human rights in Afghanistan, but where have you been for the last 20 years?”
- "Our future cannot be defined by warfare and enemies - we have to find a way in which humanity can come together to survive the major de-stabilisation which climate change will bring."
Event Participated in
|International Festival of Whistleblowing Dissent and Accountability||8 May 2021||8 May 2021||Internet||Whistleblowing event held in 2021.|