Wednesday, 6 May 2009

'Higher Ground' - Chima Anya (free download)

Not one to do things conventionally Chima Anya has dropped a whole collection of his particular brand of amped-up rhymes and hyped-up, so-far-left-they-just-don't-care beats. 'Higher Ground' kicks off with the Hudson Mohawke produced 'I Am' which comes across like a schizophrenic jazz cat colliding with one of the most confident rappers in the UK - keep up if you can.

Things continue with the glitchy 'C' which produced by Samiyam. This track explores the varying reactions this album is bound to get - not everyone is going to like it, but if you're a real Hip Hop fan, says Chima, you will. So say I.

Things continue with a radio appearance rips, the more trad Hip Hop 'Let's Talk It Over' and 'Laid Them All', the hard-as-no-more-nails, bouncy-as-an inflatible-castle 'Ill Street Blues' which features AK09 and the jerky vibes of the Astrosnare produced 'Got That Soul'.

Chima picks up where Roots Manuva and Asaviour and DJ IQ left off with the future-rap styles and you need to get this, even if it's just so you're that next step or two ahead.

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