'CountryBoy's Struggle: Online' is a 10 part web series created for The Space that follows the life of Michael Crompton (@countryBoyMC) on Twitter, in his quest to become a Hip Hop MC as he moves from his home in Cornwall to the streets of London.
You can keep up to date with everything in the series and all the conversations by going to the CountryBoy's Struggle Twitter page:
@CBScontacmr and use the hashtag: #CountryBoysStruggle
What is The Space?
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Michael Crompton (CountryBoyMC) tells us about growing up in Cornwall, listening to Mark Goodier and trying to record the Top 40 and going to the arcade with Harry, Simon and Mikey P. Michael isn't happy though, half the town shuts down in winter and he starts to make raps for his school friends who are more interested in Right Said Fred and Take That. Michael tell us about a rave where he met a girl called Lucy from very far away...Ipswitch.
15 year old Michael meets a girl under the moonlight sky at a teenage rave on the cliffs in Cornwall.
After an argument with his dad about his aspirations of putting a night on at 'The Joker's Fun Pub' and moving to London, Michael finds help and guidance from MC's Vision and Tony Salmon and starts off on his quest to London.
Michael arrives in London and tours the sights of Big Ben, the busy Tube, The Metropolitan police, CCTV Cameras, rapping pigeons, skaters on the SouthBank, Beefeaters, actors in the West-End, Tottenham football fans and Piccadilly Circus.
Michael is taken to his new flat on Shackleton Lane which he found on Gumtree by a local called Darren. On arrival at Shackleton Lane, he meets his new flatmates: Quentin, Brian the plumber and Peter a 'baseline technicanr' music producer.