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Like real Hip Hip - cop this....
on 7 October 2002
Not many UK hip hop artists are able to craft 'real' L.Ps - so many feel like a collection of 12's and a few tracks they threw in to fill up the C.D - but this, alongside Roots Manuva's 'Run come Save me' and Blak Twangs '19 Long Time' is a stone cold classic.
Like many other albums, it doesn't hit you straight away quite how good this is - okay, tracks like 'Opening Titles', the amazing 'Dont Drag me in' and 'Godnose' hit you straight away, but it takes time the other tracks to really grip you.
Joey Brains has got real skills when it coms to subject matter - from the dark political ish of 'The Grip' to the messed up love life of 'Last Date' - it's clear your listening to real rapper, rather then the word-nerds that usually come out of Britain, who say a whole lot of nothing.
And let me just finish with this - this album is worth buying alone for the Brains/Jehst collabo - 'Riviera Hustle' is one of the maddest, funniest and crazy tunes I've ever heard - basiclly it's about them being some down and out hustlers in some posh resort - check Jehsts killer line - "From cream at two o'clock with the duke of york/to my photo-fit picture on the new report"
Classic, classic tune.
So, if your into good, real Hip Hop - buy this and support some true talent straight from up north...