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Rapper from Sudbury pays homage to town in new music video


By Priya Kingsley-Adam


Joseph Lambert has written a rap song, which draws on his upbringing in Sudbury. The song has been published on YouTube and features the iconic countryside associated with Sudbury, such as the water meadows. Picture by Mark Westley. (2879347)
Joseph Lambert has written a rap song, which draws on his upbringing in Sudbury. The song has been published on YouTube and features the iconic countryside associated with Sudbury, such as the water meadows. Picture by Mark Westley. (2879347)

A rapper from Sudbury has taken a trip down memory lane, crafting a music video based on his teenage years growing up in the town.

The track by Joseph Lambert, of Cross Street, has already amassed more than 2,000 views on the video-sharing website YouTube.

“Within the first day, I had more than 1,000 views,” said the 28-year-old, who reminisces about his fond memories in the song entitled Sudbury Town, which references well-known landmarks where he used to socialise with friends.

The basketball court and skate park at Belle Vue Park feature in the video.

“I used to spend my weeks there, that was my pastime,” he said.

“It used to be a nice area for teenagers to hang out. A lot of my fondest memories are from times at the park.”

Other well-known landmarks featured in the video include the water meadows and the River Stour.

“It’s something that people in the local area can relate to,” said the former Sudbury Upper School pupil.

At the beginning of the music video, Mr Lambert is filmed on the water meadows amongst a field of cows.

“The cows on the meadow are synonymous with Sudbury,” he said.

Joseph Lambert has written a rap song, which draws on his upbringing in Sudbury. The song has been published on YouTube and features the iconic countryside associated with Sudbury, such as the water meadows. Picture by Mark Westley. (2879348)
Joseph Lambert has written a rap song, which draws on his upbringing in Sudbury. The song has been published on YouTube and features the iconic countryside associated with Sudbury, such as the water meadows. Picture by Mark Westley. (2879348)

In the track, Mr Lambert refers to the 17th century artist Thomas Gainsborough, who drew inspiration from the landscape in the town for much of his work.

“I am inspired by the countryside, too, so it’s making that link,” he said.

After completing the song, which took one day to write, Mr Lambert filmed the video, with the help of former school friends.

As a teenager, Mr Lambert honed his skills as a DJ, playing at venues including Infinity Nightclub.

After graduating from the University of Derby with a degree in music production, he was inspired to produce his own music, which he has published on YouTube.

Mr Lambert currently works as a DJ on cruise ships, but enjoys returning to the town at every opportunity.

“When I have time off, I like to come home to Sudbury,” he said. “It’s a nice place for me to relax and reflect.”

To watch Sudbury Town, go online to https://bit.ly/2MClfEP.



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