Benjamin Zephaniah, renown politicised poet and musician (amongst many other things), and the equally renown UK Hip Hop pioneer Rodney P have created a downtempo, trip hop collection that gives focus to Zephaniah’s words while Rodney P and the other contributors (see below) make masterful reggae infused electronica.
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If you like something thoughtful to chill out to, that is occasionally funny and uniformly excellent then you can’t deny yourself this album. It is a blend of new and old that seamlessly bridges all the gaps.
The album is also worth getting for the booklet that comes with it; illustrated by legendary Bristol artist Banksy.
Label : One Little Indian
Release Date : 03 April 2006
Website : www.benjaminzephaniah.com
Website : Rodney P (wikipedia)
Musicians on the album include: Howard Jones, Aref Durvesh, Rupert Heaven, Mike Cahen, Jamie West-Oram, Jean Alain Rousell, Rick Smith, Dennis Bovell & Trevor Morais.