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Is this the best of UK hip hop at the time
on 25 September 2015
Skitz was one of the major UK players to put British hip hop on the map internationally.
Needless to say many of the featured artists have gone on to firmly establish themselves. Saying that, Roots Manuva was of course relatively well known at this time and the most successful of them all.
Estelle, Rodney P, Taskforce, Skinnyman and Deckwrecka were all significant contributors to UK hip hop and well known on the 'underground' circuit.
Is this the best of UK hip hop at the time? No, probably not, as outside of London there was a lot going on also, but it just didn't get the same recognition, as London was considered where it was at, at the time!
Even so, this is an important album and although strong, is probably more prestigious due to the stir it caused. I remember visiting Toronto in 2001 and quite a few heads from hip hop circles were more than aware of this album. A good piece of nostalgic UK hip hop and a great addition to any afficiando's collection.