This was meant to be an attempt at a quickly assembled post with reduced verbosity, as such it’s a fail..but relatively briefly.
Out of the gaggle of cheeky, and often cloyingly cute, Brit female MCs, Mz Bratt shines on this track with Griminal which is given a righteous rerub by Loudouth (who him? want to hear more!) There’s a ton of attitude and some promising signs (on top of a storming cut) from a young lady with a sassy mouth who’s still doing 6th Form, fingers crossed it doesn’t all go soggy Lady Sov-y and some vinyl of this gets pressed up. As she mentions from time to time on the track her album is called ‘Time Of The Month’ (or will it be Munf?)…… genius!
And finally, I’ve had a copy of Somalian/Canadian MC K’naan’s ‘Troubador’ album for a good minute and its been well frustrating, basically I’m under strict orders not to play it on the radio or out etc, and I take that serious, so let YouTube speak. There’s some amazing gear on ‘Troubador’ (released in January in the States and recorded at Tuff Gong) and even some of the unashamedly pop hooha that grates at first, hasn’t worked out so bad in the longer run. The album kicks off with an Ethiopian sample (Mulatu from memory, but don’t quote me on that) and hits some real highs on ‘I Come Prepared’, and the track below ‘Somalia’, which is straight out edutainment on the currently newsworthy piracy (as in ‘on the high seas’) tip. Being as there’s some sort of holiday on next week, I’ve also included ‘So Baax’ his first, riddiculously slept-on single from the 2005 album ‘Dusty Foot Philosopher’ which has a boss rhythm from Track & Field., There’s another clip that you should just watch.
K’NAAN – SOMALIA
K’NAAN – SO BAAX
K’NAAN – INTRODUCING (MINI DOCO)
Lots on the way and we will not be stopping for Xmas in fact quite the opposite, probably more posts. Especially as now that it sadly looks like I have all the rekids I’ll be getting for 2008, (still an outside possibility of the new Zomby 12″s and some other bass-laden bits touching down before New Year) it’s time for some hearty charty, no-debate about ’08 listology. I’m glad I held off on that, despite having to come up with my first list for publication six weeks ago, the PO Box has been blessed with newness from Mala, Coki, Peverelist, Weatherall, Rune Lindbaek, Arcadian, Mungolian Jetset and others in the last few days, and that is all in serious consideration for the ’08 best-from-my-nest palvaeration.