I have noticed this quality in some drill of the beat sounding like it's "stuck", somehow this might link it back to grime, very loopy (combined with the filtered down synth and the occasional hiccuping explosion of pitch bended bass), pressure cooker feel, remember "Bang" by Keef?
I'd have to live with the rapping more to appreciate it, I reckon Incognito is the better one of the two. I like when rappers flow into each other on a track, some of my favourite grime tunes are the posse cuts like Xtra, Frontline, When I'm Ere, a microphone relay.
the rapping's where it loses me. not lyrically of course; the chuckle chinging is the best thing ever said in the english language, but musically a bit off. if luke's in the mood he should sell me on it.
It'll kill my data if I try and do that I think. Its really deft and neat without drawing attention to its itself with those characteristic bursts of speed (without sounding rushed) and little isolated rhythmic motifs inserted within the verses, little rat a tat knots of rhythm. Lots of memorable moments.
I always felt the compulsion to make songs, a product, was a big factor in the downfall of grime. Horrible choruses so the fact this isn't a song is a big plus for me. It feels like playacting, making a song. Like its not music any more, its playing at being music