Soweto Kinch is best known for being a great new talent on the UK Jazz scene as a Sax player and composer. Those who have seen him play live though, will know that he is also a rapper and this is his most famous rap, that criminally has never made it onto an album.
I think it's refreshing to hear rap that is not like 99.9% of all others in this genre - so it's very British, it's intelligent and witty, it's not celebrating 'gangster' or other elements of lawlessness, it doesn't denigrate women or other cultures.
It's also unique in having elements of Jazz and improvisation - but it doesn't take itself too seriously. I love the comments about how on a Jazz Planet - lip-sync'ing will be a rare art, taught at summerschools in Dartmoor. OK it might be too repetitive for some Jazz fans, but it's about improvising lyrics in the same way as you might a Sax solo. There is also a bass solo as an interlude, which is hilarious and pertinent. Why do we denigrate good musicianship and value the superficial and shallow?
I loved this, but it is overpriced here and can be bought elsewhere for a much more reasonable outlay