This article originally appeared on Noisey UK.
Traditionally, buskers aren't cool. They do things like cover "Wonderwall" with a ukulele, or bang out bastardized violin interpretations of Jimi Hendrix songs. Traditionally, buskers aren't cockney pensioners spitting bars from UK grime's hottest hits.
Spotted on Carnaby Street this afternoon, is a man accompanied by a small portable amp and a music stand, smashing through a cover of Stormzy's "Shut Up" over that classic XTC beat. So, if you've never seen your grandad shout, "Oi rudeboy!" into a microphone, this is an insight into what that might be like. It's amazing. It's arguably better than the time Stormzy performed outside the Noisey office and a girl out-performed him so hard he had to pass her the mic.
This guy!!!!! pic.twitter.com/EH0ooVdkFb
— Junior Foster (@UncleJuJu)
January 13, 2016
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