Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Danger Mouse & Jemini

So to kick things off, here's a nice up-beat Hip Hop tune by Jemini, produced by Dangermouse (of Gnarls Barkley fame)

Give it a listen, even if Hip Hop/ Rap isn't your thing, never know you might like it.

Despite the fact that this collaboration could well be Danger Mouse's crowning jewel, Ghetto Pop Music, is often overlooked. The album, which sees Mouse joining forces with Jemini the Gifted One, is a sprawling, 19-track slice of intricate rap(sody) that, though neglected by most of the world, still stands out as one of the better albums to come out of the genre in quite some time.

Jemini's acrobatic style of emceeing is one of the most original and refreshing flows to grace rap, causing one to wonder why he never materialized beyond underground status after he first emerged back in the early '90s. Often profound, sometimes copious, always inventive, Jemini plays games with words, and his style that the listen is always distinctive.

So what do you think?