Hip Hop is Art

If your only exposure to Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip is their epic manifesto-slash-single 'Thou Shalt Always Kill' from last year, you're missing out, son. The duo's follow up single, 'The Beat That My Heart Skipped' was also ace, and gains bonus cool points for sharing a title with a great French film. Their new album 'Angles' is well worth a listen. 'Tommy C' is about legendary comedian Tommy Cooper and bemoans the way a lot of modern pop music focuses on beauty in a way that is banal and useless. (If you don't know about Tommy, read the wiki - it's an interesting story). Elsewhere, Pip's Essex flow recites the periodic table, updates Eminem's 'Without Me', and offers a treatise on the state of hip hop in the United Kingdom in 2008 over a very familiar beat. (Spoiler: he doesn't think it's very good). Behind the laptop, meanwhile, Dan le Sac severely fucks with Radiohead's 'Planet Telex' on the ace 'Letter From God to Man', and the band have their own slow jam with the new single 'Look for the Woman'. They have a lot of ideas, and sometimes I wished for another voice to supplement Pip's, but for the most part, 'Angles' is a solid record with something to say that you should listen to. Today!

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