I'd argue otherwise ofc. Its 'fine', its well-produced and Skepta isn't doing any Ed Hardy Party type mis-steps, but I feel its got enough pseudo-thematic weight with the skits (that Skepta/Chipmunk phone convo is ------______------) to make it seem like its striving for something Skepta's always been too blunt as an MC to hit. Both better than I expected and disappointing at once? The weird remixing of the "It Ain't Safe" beat only made it less satisfying though.
theres only one skit though right? i dont know why that one with chip is on there as it doesnt really fit with much in the lyrics (i also just really, really hate chip - why is he so respected?). which is good actually. cos an album of skepta going into grime-scene-existentialism would be incredibly boring, and not really what anyone into the singles so far would probably care about, esp if theyre new-ish to grime. so i think its pitched just right. i thought it would sound over laboured but it doesnt. it sounds like a proper grime album (if a bit old school grime sounding, though with all the instrumental stuff around these days, i dont know what a '2016 grime' album would sound like really), its lean, its accessible to people who dont know much about the scene, and hard enough for fans who want to hear skepta going hard for 45 mins (give or take a few songs). its pretty much a does (and does it well) what it says on the tin sort of album, which is fine really.
He said: “‘Looking forward to sharing my story, coming in November. Big respect to Briony, Hodder and my team for helping making this happen. Also dropping the Godfather Album in September to go alongside the book, and film coming soon. 2016/2017 let’s go!"
Flava D Has Mixed FABRICLIVE 88
01 Flava D - Intro [Flava D]
02 Flava D - Whistler [Flava D]
03 Taiki Nulight & Flava D - Conflict [Flava D]
04 Riddim Commission feat. D Double E - Dem Tings Dere [Bullet Train]
05 Champion - Gunshot [unreleased]
06 Flava D feat. Miss Fire - Closer [Roska Kicks & Snares]
07 Flava D - Bleeding [Flava D]
08 Majestic - Crooks VIP [Random Mandem]
09 Flava D - Wheels [Formula]
10 D Double E - Like This [Formula]
11 DJ Q - Flavor [Q Recordings]
12 Flava D - Hold On [Butterz]
13 Moksi - What I Like (DJ Q Remix) [Barong Family]
14 My Nu Leng & Flava D - Soul Shake [MTA]
15 Swindle - Mad Ting (Flava D Remix) [Swindle]
16 Flava D & DevelopMENT - Gun Down [Flava D]
17 Royal T & Deadbeat UK - Revenge [unreleased]
18 Flava D - Changed My Way [Flava D]
19 Notion - Glow [unreleased]
20 Flava D & Miss Fire - Happy [Flava D]
21 Flava D & Holy Goof - Section Request [unreleased]
22 Terror Danjah feat. Stush & Sticky - Dollar Sign (Juicy Patty Riddim) [unreleased]
23 Flava D - In The Dance VIP [Formula]
24 Distro - Off The Chain [unreleased]
25 Champion, Flava D & Slick Don - Kill Alla Dem [unreleased]
26 TuffCulture - To My Heart [unreleased]
27 Flava D - Clarity [Flava D]
28 Flava D - Motions [Flava D]
29 t q d - Only One [Butterz]
30 Flava D - Searching [Flava D]
Is Spooky popular enough for a Fabriclive mix?
is flava d? how popular is she really? im genuinely interested to know. and if she is more popular, why is that? i know she draws from a wider pool, beats wise, than spooky or grandmixxer, but is she that good a DJ? im not sure.
agree on DJ Q.