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Class Actions: Salford duo spits at the Sun

by Matt Hale
Issue No. 2300

Salford-based hip-hop duo Class Actions return with their latest single “Rip Up The Sun”. The track doesn’t stop short at attacking the newspaper—it mounts a scathing onslaught on Rupert Murdoch’s entire empire.

“Hear me R.I.P. the nine six—the victims of Murdoch’s tricks,” spits vocalist Aslan AK. Class Actions have not forgiven the Sun for its cover-up of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster that killed 96 Liverpool FC football fans.

“Rip Up the Sun” signals a musical development from Class Actions’ debut album Keep Your Pride. They draw on a wide range of influences including Cypress Hill, Public Enemy, The Prodigy and the Sex Pistols.

As their name suggests, Class Actions are unashamed socialists who are proud to produce music from a working class persepctive. They’re definitely a pair that deserve checking out.

“Rip Up the Sun” by Class Actions was released earlier this month. Go to for more details or watch the video at

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Tue 24 Apr 2012, 16:25 BST
Issue No. 2300
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