I woke up today to a text from fellow Hotcakes writer Ollie saying simple this: Gil Scott-Heron RIP.
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Big Boi’s amazing 2010 record Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty is the gift that keeps on giving and the comic book inspired video ‘Be Still’ is evidence of just that. Previously Big Boi and Janelle Monae have collaborated on the brilliant ‘Tightrope’ one of the highlights from last years excellent The Archandroid by Monae but this jazzy little number is just as good!
Say hello to Wretch 32, rapper and producer du jour and one we’re likely to hear from with increasing frequency this year. You’ll probably know him from his hit ‘Traktor’ (see below) and he’s now set to release a follow-up single ‘Unorthodox’ next month. It’s a collaboration with Example and samples the world famous riff from ‘Fool’s Gold’ by the Stone Roses. Continue reading