Estelle has landed herself in hot water by talking candidly to the Guardian about institutionalised racism in the music industry. That’s why I love this girl. There aren’t many black artists who would dare try to rock the boat after landing themselves at No.1. And who can blame them? Black artists are forced to tread on egg-shells, and play the game, because they are all too aware that the repercussions of speaking out on issues related to race means being vilified by the press and being painted as some sort of angry Black militant. The article also touches on the fact that Black British artists who release authentic soul music tend to have to go Stateside to receive mainstream recognition such as Floetry, Soul II Soul and even Mica Paris to some degree. See the full article here.