If you follow Lee Scott on Facebook, you might have noticed he’s recently started posting up some of his favourite classic rap albums and urging his younger fans to go and explore them if they’re not already familiar. Me and Lee have had a few little rap related chats of our own in the past and so I thought I’d use the current situation as an opportunity to pick his brains about his favourite rappers from back in the day, plus a few other little questions here and there. So via Twitter DMs, we delved into a whole bunch of original talent, including Redman, Likwit Crew, Company Flow and The Cenobites (the title of this piece is a reference to their track, How The Fuck You Get A Deal). To be honest we could have gone on a lot longer, so maybe we’ll try and squeeze another one out before normality returns. For now though, get stuck into this geeky conversation.
Likwit Crew favourite, Defari, returns with a new a LP, produced in full by Dirty Diggs. Every $tep also features fellow Likwit member, Phil Da Agony, as well as Flashius Clayton, Chace Infinite, Damani Nkosi and SK. You can stream it in full above and there are physicals available via Dirty Diggs’ Bandcamp.
New video from Likwit Crew vet, Defari. Take Me Away is lifted from last year’s Rare Poise album, which is produced in its entirety by long-term friend and collaborator, Evidence. The album is due for physical release on both CD and vinyl, on 13 April, via Fat Beats.