"What a helpful rap"

"What a helpful rap"

Fraser T Smith has expressed his desire to pen a James Bond theme tune. The producer and songwriter, who has worked with Bond artists Adele and Sam Smith, said:

"I'd love to take elements of John Barry and to have that huge sound, but I think there could be something electronic that could work within that as well".

Smith said that he'd be keen to work with a rapper on his Bond theme, adding:

"It's time, isn't it? It could be Stormzy, with a John Barry-esque futuristic beat. It already sounds like something!"

After Shirley Bassey's disco version of Moonraker for the end titles to 007's 1979 space adventure of the same name, disco declined in the early '80s.

Rap became a new form of expression and can be traced back to its African roots, yet American DJ Kool Herc is widely credited with kicking off the genre.

His back-to-school parties in the 1970s were the incubator of his burgeoning idea, where he used his two record turntables to create loops, playing the same beat over again and extending the instrumental portion of a song.

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