2020 has been a momentous year for Che Lingo. The South London rapper kicked the year off be signing to Idris Elba’s 7Wallace label, and it’s been non-stop ever since. The deeply powerful “My Block” quickly followed the announcement, inspired by the brutal assault of his friend Julian Cole and the ongoing struggles of Black communities routinely overlooked by the government. Since then, he hasn’t really taken his foot off the gas, dropping a string of singles in quick succession, including “Black Ones” with Ghetts and the Kojey Radical-assisted “Dark Days”.
Today, the self-described ‘Wizard Of Wandsworth’ is back with his debut album, The Worst Generation, which sees him look inwards across the 12-track release, while sprinkling some young-and-fun moments. As well as the aforementioned collabs, Croydon singer-songwriter Rachel Chinouriri makes an almost spiritual appearance on “Perfect Wounds”, while Samm Henshaw makes an impassioned, rousing contribution to the set’s concluding title track.
Watch the visuals for “South” above, and stream The Worst Generation in full below.