Skindred’s Benji Tells Us About Growing Up With His Fists Up
Benji Webbe from Skindred tells us about fighting on the streets of Newport! Get the full story in this month’s Metal Hammer magazine – on sale now!
Skindred frontman Benji Webbe spoke to Hammer about the racial problems he encountered as a youngster in this month’s magazine.
“Being a black kid growing up in South Wales, first thing you’re going to be called is a nigger,” spits Benji. “And if you let it get out of hand, everyone’s going to be calling you a nigger. So you gotta be kicking ass from an early age, making sure you’re not a push over. And there’s a difference between being not being a push over and being a bully. I grew up fighting my way through Newport. There was a bunch of us – we weren’t a gang but we hung out together – and we had each others’ backs.”