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MP! Soapbox: This spoken poem by Yungblud is the most powerful thing you’ll read today

It’s so relatable to how you’re feeling right now…


We’re just gonna throw it out there. Our eyes roll straight to the back of our heads when we hear people complain that young people don’t care enough about the world.

After all, you guys don’t need us to tell you that Gen Z are some of the most woke individuals ever. Important causes and issues matter to you, which is why we thought it was time to tone down the fun and games just a tad and give some of your favourite artists and celebs a platform where they can discuss something they’re passionate about.

Our first MP! Soapbox feature comes from 19-year-old, Yungblud. If you’re a regular reader of MP! you probs already know that he (sorta) looks like Harry Styles and is making some of the most exciting music from a new artist that’s out there.

As well as being a musician, what you might not know is that Yungblud is also political woke. Thanks to MP!’s Soapboax we’ve given him the platform to share a heartfelt spoken word poem called ‘Dear Parliament’.

It’s one of the most powerful things you’ll read today and is totally relatable to how many young people are feeling about the political upheaval that’s currently happening in the UK.

This is Yungblud’s MP! Soapbox…

DEAR PARLIAMENT

Bombs over student loans
Bullets over first time homes
Your placing a grenade under the traffic cones
That are supposed to keep me outside the danger zones

And what I don’t understand is how they can spend so much money on destruction
And mesmerising techniques of thought abduction
You splash the cash and drop a bomb the peace
But I’m a 19 year old kid
and I ain’t allowed to go university for free

But then hey fuck me something pops up in a paper in London
And finally the young might get some sort of abundance
But in my heart I know that the whole idea will become redundant
Because the speaker who is speaking will obtain no substance

THEN you talk about us being
“strong and stable”
That ain’t nothing but fables
Just graphs and tables
That you use
Because what is “stable” about hearing a grown man wail over the lack of help from you
And what is “strong” about a innocent girl turned wrong just to get her kid some food
So I ask you Teresa May,
Mrs “save the day” and head of the state
Are you truly listening to your people?
Coz at the minute
I don’t feel strong,
I don’t feel stable
And I sure as hell don’t feel equal

Want to hear more of Yungblud?

Yungblud has a brand new video out for his latest single ‘King Charles’, which you can watch below. You can also hear more of his politically woke statements by following him on Twitter @YungBludMusic.

Let us know what you think of Yungblud’s MP! Soapbox in the comments. Also tell us who you’d like to see write one next. 

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Written by Emma Matthews

Emma is a freelance journalist at MP.

When she’s not writing articles for Maximum Pop!, you’ll find her attending gigs, geeking out over the latest beauty products and reading feminist literature. Hermione is her favourite Harry Potter character - obviously.

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