Dave - Black (Live)
Black was released as a single from Dave's album Psychodrama (2019) which won the Mercury Prize in 2020. The video for this single (warning explicit content) features many prominent black British people such as Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling, fashion designer Oswald Boateng, and Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE who started her studies at Oxford University when she was only 15 years old, and is Oxford's youngest master's graduate. They all represent some of the most successful and talented young black people in the UK; shining examples to others that anything is possible.
"Black is pain, black is joy, black is evident, It's workin' twice as hard as the people you know you're better than."
'Black' was played on national radio stations, but received a barrage of complaints from some members of the public, claiming that the song was racist against white people. DJ Annie Mac came to Dave's defence tweeting: