Hat trick night, moving to the UK on this one, actually had too many songs on the list so I cut down to 9, was going to settle with 10 but realised the templates only went so far and had more songs anyways.
I could just tell you to listen to Must Volkoff’s Aquanaut and be done with this but here’s my selection.
Reset Button. Kosyne put together a genius narrative in a groundhog day like situation about getting the start of a day right, nothing ever works. We all know that feeling right? Mondayitus.
Kill Ya Boss. Cyphers out the window on this album, and this song I love almost purely for the beat but the synergy with everyone passing the mic is just pure awesomeness.
Unknown. Jack Danz is probably my favourite when it comes to lo fi, and holy crap this beat is murky. Submarine or space ish. and Lego just sounds good on anything to be honest.
No Concept. MNSR Frites on some no nonsense spitting, lyrics that fit the title. His humour and dry delivery in general, especially on his debut album makes him one of my favourites.
Tricky Kid. What’s the UK without the Bristol’s finest sound. I was tossing up between this and Lonnie Listen, and they both have similar lyrical content. But this one brings back a particular memory of listening to this album for the first time up in Broome. I didn’t stop listening to this for a while after.
Cold One. Relatable? Just bars and bars of stuff I can really get to be honest, although I’m not a rapper and don’t live in London.
So Rotton. Heard this in a revamped mix that Krafty Kuts remade from his OG 2001 Instant Party mix (one of my favourite albums OAT), this originally didn’t feature but it was stuck in my head indefinitely.
Silent Flight, pick a track any track, you probably won’t be disappointed with the Owls. Boom bap, posse tracks with Four great British rappers. Awesome.
Witness (G.Bonson Remix) I can’t skip Roots day. Love the original, that beat is crazy, I just heard this one recently and it’s been playing a decent amount, so here it is. Listen to the OG though, it’s a classic cut.