'People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan': Kurupt FM reveal their historical heroes (exclusive)

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Kurupt FM's MC Grindah has revealed that his historical heroes include Attila the Hun, Nelson Mandela and Peggy from EastEnders.

During a live Q&A discussion for Yahoo Entertainment UK to promote their new movie People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan, Kurupt FM discussed their tips for anybody looking to break into the creative world.

Grindah - played by Allan Mustafa - revealed that there haven't been many in history who can claim his level of ability.

"In a way, no one has any talent. There's only maybe 10 of me ever in history," said Grindah, before listing some of the people who could possibly stack up against him.

"Bob Marley, Atilla the Hun, Tupac, Elvis, Jay Leno. Mandela, I suppose, pop him in. Frank Sinatra. That's literally it."

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'People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan' serves as a globe-trotting follow-up to the popular BBC series. (Universal)
'People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan' serves as a globe-trotting follow-up to the popular BBC series. (Universal)

When challenged by host Anna Smith on why his heroes were all men, Grindah said there were a handful of female performers who could also lay claim.

He added: "There's loads of women that are good at it. Madonna, Ms. Dynamite, Peggy from EastEnders, Dolly Parton. There's loads. 

"What's her name as well? Tina Turner, absolutely incredible voice. Toni Braxton, I used to play her album all the time.

"There is a lot of male and female people out there, but probably only about 10 of each. 

"For anyone else, do surround yourself with other creatives. Surround yourself with other people. Because you can get on that journey together and the five of you can make one."

Country music legend Dolly Parton is among the performers MC Grindah admires. (Mickey Bernal/WireImage)
Country music legend Dolly Parton is among the performers MC Grindah admires. (Mickey Bernal/WireImage)

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People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan sees the Kurupt FM team travel to Japan after hearing that one of their songs has been used on a popular game show in the country.

This leads Grindah, Chabuddy G (Asim Chaudhry), Decoy (Daniel Sylvester Woolford), DJ Beats (Hugo Chegwin) and Steves (Steve Stamp) to travel across the world in order to explore their new global fame.

The original mockumentary series aired on BBC from 2014 until 2018 and became a cult hit, eventually winning a Bafta for Best Scripted Comedy.

People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan is in UK cinemas from 18 August.

Watch: Trailer for People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan

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