Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip. If you haven’t heard of them, do yourself a favour: check them out immediately.
Representing the acceptable face of UK hip-hop, this is an act with more depth, creativity and intelligence than the vast majority of artists out there. They have the balls to sample Radiohead – and get away with it. They have the guts to lay down a rhyme covering the periodic table – and make it properly kick arse. They have the insight to articulate their view of beauty through a tribute to Tommy Cooper – and not make it gimmicky.
Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip. This is an act to really pay attention to.
For the uninitiated, here are the headlines. Dan Le Sac: production whiz, who clearly knows his way around laying down deep beats overlaid with electronic rhythms. Scroobius Pip: a poet. Their output is truly unique. It’s musical innovation. They’re striving for a new sound. Fine, there are other UK hip-hop acts who are more popular – and who have generated some interesting output – but for me Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip have no peer right now.
New, innovative music. This is freethinking.