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Credit to the Nation

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Fronted by MC Fusion, Credit to the Nation were one of the first commercial hip-hop acts producing a distinctively British sound, albeit with a hint of MC Fusion’s Jamaican heritage.

His lyrics often tackled weighty issues such as sexism, racism, homophobia and British politics, but went against the grain for many followers of in the UK at the time and lead to a great deal of antagonism.

Their single “Call It What You Want” took a guitar sample from “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, helping Credit to the Nation gain support from indie fans. Other notable tracks include “Teenage Sensation” and “Hear No Bullshit”. (All 3 tracks are from the 1993 album “Take Dis” on One Little Indian)

Their live act was notable mainly for the impressive, synchronised performance by the band’s dancers Mista G and T-Swing.

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  • Punkocalypse

    I like it the more I hear it but don't know it well!

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • peaceprayer

    Hello hello there, guis! It's pretty hard to catch the lyrics in english, when you're russian... Can somebody send me the lyrics for the "TAKE DIS" album, uh? Please please! And thank you : )

    1 Mar 2011 Reply
  • segasonic

    New CttN single called RTA out now! New album coming next spring, I can't wait :D

    5 Nov 2010 Reply
  • emilyx72

    lol Superbe la video!

    20 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Athemstehler

    he is so a fucking great poet !

    27 Sep 2010 Reply
  • LMGTFYmod

    Matt is in a band called Backup Radio (http://www.myspace.com/backupradio). I think there are several tracks available from there.

    16 Mar 2010 Reply
  • ritesofspring

    Yeah they were great. I saw em support Manic Street Preachers in Cambridge, '93 I think. Call It What You Want still sounds FRESH!

    5 Feb 2010 Reply
  • slackimagine

    'Call it what you want' - great lyrics and top tune (helped by some unknown riff). Takes me back. How can anyone not just wanna move when they hear this. Read that MC Fusion lost it due to too much spliff (easily done), which was sad to read. Hope he's back on track by now and doing whatever the hell he wants to be doing. Anyone know?

    21 Jan 2010 Reply
  • MCLaim

    Amazing Amazing Amazing; Come On Come On, One By One, Liar Liar <3

    1 Nov 2009 Reply
  • K1tastrophe

    Credit to the Nation were amazing, Still getting mad airtime in my house, What's Fusion up to these days?

    7 Jun 2009 Reply
  • eLeCtRoDeLiC

    i havent seen this album for years!about 94 i think!,anyone know where the so solid freestyle album cutz and bruisez is available to buy?,i know so solid could be off puttin,but its a well good ep..;)

    8 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Emmeline_X

    Yes robroy_2000, me too. Mc Fusion is a genius, and I love what he did with Chumbawamba.

    15 Aug 2008 Reply
  • robroy_2000

    wish the band was still togther very good band

    7 Oct 2007 Reply

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