Just two weeks after the release of the first “Consortium Dreams” instalment, North London’s Ric Branson returns with a worthy sequel, delivering rhymes from the perspective of an individual with plenty of experience under his belt (both in the rap game and the street life) who has learned lessons and is keen to impart some wisdom to those who need to hear it.
Production comes from A.H. Fly, Sonnyjim, Juice, Karnate and Relense.
Lloyd Luther – “Drugs On Tap” (@LloydLuther1 / 2019)
Originally released in 2012, this poignant, thought-provoking track from talented Leicester emcee Lloyd Luther has gained a huge amount of attention recently after being used in the new series of UK drama “Top Boy”.
Determined to make the most of this long overdue recognition, Luther drops some gripping new visuals to accompany his sparse, unsettling slice of social commentary.
If this track has been your introduction to Lloyd Luther, the man has an impressive catalogue, so make sure you dig in as there’s plenty more where this came from.
Motman & Micall Parknsun – “Never Slackin” (@MotmanOfficial / @MicallParknsun / 2019)
Brooding beats and rhymes from the UK duo’s recent collaboration album “Everyday Craft”.
Rodney P – “The Next Chapter” (@Tru_Thoughts / 2019)
UK legend Rodney P drops a new bubbler on the Tru Thoughts label, drawing on both his personal experience and past history whilst looking forward to the future, dropping words of wisdom throughout for both older heads and the younger generation.
Motman & Micall Parknsun – “Who’s Loyal” (Motman1.BandCamp.Com / 2019)
Taken from the album “Everyday Craft”.
Parallax – “For My People” (@Parallax_UK / 2019)
Smooth, full-bodied boom-bap and contemplative rhymes from the UK emcee’s “Auditory Vision” album.
How about some hardcore? New Guardz-affiliated producer Calvert delivers an uncompromisingly raw selection of UK flavour, with the likes of Poisonous Poets, Flowtecs and James Ballentine all giving the dramatic beats on offer here a heavy verbal hammering.