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I’ve been having a lot of conversations with friends lately about the state of the hip-hop music scene and we all pretty much agree that hip-hop is in a renaissance of sorts.  Sure there are still leagues more bad rappers than good ones, but there are a lot more talented rappers and artists putting out music these days than a few years ago.  A Yellow Man are the latest group to showcase the great scene bursting in the U.K. right now lead by artists like Rejjie Snow, King Krule and Young Fathers.  A Yellow Man are a trio that make the incredibly soulful and atmospheric hip-hop that we’ve come to expect from the U.K.  It probably helps that the female member of the group has an amazing singing voice.  Listen to more A Yellow Man at their youtube

-PK

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Considering how little material he has released, Rejjie Snow (formerly known as Lecs Luther) has done an amazing job building up a fan base and an incredible amount of hype for anything he decides to release.  For all the times Snow updates his facebook pages with links to the tracks we’ve already heard from him, every once in a while he actually drops some new material and it hasn’t disappointed us yet.  Snow’s latest leak comes in the form of ‘Elijah’ an unreleased track from 2011.  The track features a very airy, cloud rap beat on Snow’s laid back and syllable heavy flow.  If this is only an unreleased demo, I really can’t be excited enough to hear more of his final products.  Fish’n’Chips is dropping… eventually.

-PK

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In case you haven’t heard, Irish rapper Lecs Luther has changed his name to Rejjie Snow and is finally dropping some info on his highly anticipated Fish’n’Chips mixtape.  Although it is unclear whether the title of this track is the actual title of just a way to raise awareness of his new twitter name, ‘@rejjiesnow’ is a short and sweet example of why Rejjie has built up such a huge following with having only released a few tracks.  Over an incredibly smooth and jazzy beat, Rejjie lays down a restrained and laid-back flow that is filled with the witty wordplay and strong lyricism that we’ve come to expect from the rapper.  The date ‘June 27th’ is included in the info of this track so we can only hope that Fish’n’Chips will drop then.  If all the tracks are strong as this than we have something amazing to look forward to.

-PK

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I’ve been listening to Lecs Luther for a little while now not exactly sure what to say about the Dublin based rapper who is on the verge of breaking out.  After listening to his track ‘Dia Dhuit’ countless times I’m pretty confident that there is a lot more to Luther than an Irish version of Tyler, The Creator.  The similarities to Tyler are mostly in their similar swag as Luther prefers a much more laid back and word-dense flow comparable to Earl or MF DOOM.

That said, Luther probably isn’t quite ready to build an enormous cult following like his influences have but the potential is clearly there.  With the drop of his debut mixtape Fish and Chips I have no doubt that Luther will gain more deserved recognition as every track I’ve heard off it so far has been great.  ‘Dia Dhuit’ is an incredibly dense track filled with nonstop clever lyricism while ‘Trumpets’ is a lust narrative not unlike ‘She’, both showing he can make catching and intelligent tracks.

-PK

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