Smiley Culture RIP: day 21

The campaign for Justice for Smiley Culture (aka David Emmanuel) continues apace. It has been heartening to see the family make links with other deaths related to police activity such as that of Ian Tomlinson (who was killed by police two years ago whilst walking home during the G20 protests), and the more recent case of Kingsley Brown.

Kingsley died just two weeks after the mysterious death of Smiley Culture. He called the police to protect him and his young son. The police took him into custody instead, and admitted him to hospital in a critical condition. Kingsley Brown died on the 31st of March. His family are alleging that the police beat him prior to his arrival in hospital.

Justice 4 Kingsley Brown & Smiley Culture (AKA David Emanuel) Meeting in Birmingham

Location: The African Caribbean Millennium Centre
339 Dudley Road, Winson Green, Birmingham.B18 4HB

Email: or phone 0121 455 6382

Time: ‎6:30PM on Friday, April 8th

“The family of Kingsley Brown will now join the  family of David Emanuel at the meeting this Friday in Birmingham. Two families united in grief . One people committed to securing justice.”

London March: 16th April, 12pm

Assemble: Southbank Club 124-130 Wandsworth Rd SW8 2DL

Interview with Merlin Emmanuel in Socialist Worker

More tributes

“Smiley was one of the true originators of British rap-ology and will always be remembered for his unique lyrical skills.”
– David Rodigan

An interview with lovers rock singer and UK MC Lorna G has been placed on youtube.

Lorna also performed at Smiley’s nine night alongside Asher Senator:

(Part 4 of 4 – check the rest as well!)


downloadable flyers and radio advert (mp3 and wav)

Dubstep advert for the April 16th march:
Smiley Dubstep ad for justice march by Merlin Emanuel

Campaign Facebook page

Youtube channel