COULDN’T HELP but notice that on the Gasjet’s story about the graffiti in Anchorsholme, in between two swastikas it said “Ridge Hill mandem”. Being aware that “man dem” was a colloquialism for some kind of wannabe gangster collective, I thought I’d put my detective hat on and Google it.
First thing that came up for me was a MySpace page which appeared to be promoting this Ridge Hill mandem as Manchester based musical artists. The image used as their ‘album cover’ was a collection of handguns. So I clicked the video, to be greeted with a gang of about 5 chavs rapping about violence, guns and drugs.
Remembering the Kersal Massive from the Youtube archives, I figured these chavs might have a channel, and indeed they do. Matty Bayley, Danny Holt, Daz O’Brien and Wesley Rushton are the names that make up this group, and the Youtube videos are once again raps about guns, violence, drugs, and so on.
Now, at this point you might be saying that the graffiti could well be someone trying to frame this Ridge Hill mandem, or that there might be loads of them. You might be right, but I’m going to argue that these people are connected with the people that did the graffiti, and here’s why.
I was browsing the comments on this video, and noticed someone had accused them of wanting to be black rappers. A reply came in, saying;
safe tune my man’s………..wigga’s r white people who tink there black belive me if you new um they DNT think there black trust me
Hmm. Then I noticed this comment:
rite..they go on like they love the blacks n tha thats fine bt loook at 1:06 n u tell me that aint a nazi sign at the rite side of the screen its in red you carnt miss it…
Had to check it, didn’t I.
I know, it’s not compelling, but here we have a named group of chavs from Manchester called the Ridge Hill Mandem who, it appears from the above, are into Nazi-ism.
I may be putting two and two together and getting 12, but the police could do worse than to chase up these people.