“Lord knows what he’s come for, but it looks like we’re done for” – don’t panic, the South Yorkshire fire-starter Kid Acne remains epic when going up against West Midlands one-to-watch Taja for the second track taken from his forthcoming album ‘Null And Void‘. Kid Acne drops knowledge and scrambles pop culture on this one.
Encouraging you to unpick a lyrical potpourri where high brow-meets-sci-fi-meets-battle-ready, royal brass and chimes from Chicago ally Spectacular Diagnostics welcome the pugilists of ‘Flame Wars‘ to the arena, wed to beats landing like a jaw-breaking uppercut and urgent digital interference joining in on the hook.
‘Flame Wars’ follows ‘Transistors‘, a hip-hop pile-on featuring Jaz Kahina and Vandal Savage and supported by Don Letts and Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music. ‘Null And Void‘, Kid Acne’s fifth album and his first for London behemoths Lewis Recordings, promises a continuation of hip-hop delivering the mind-bending with unique everyman knowhow.
Spectacular Diagnostics (Westside Gunn, Vic Spencer, Conway the Machine, Nolan the Ninja) is back on the boards for Kid Acne’s latest magical mystery tour, cutting the shackles of screen time and heading back to the great (socially distanced) outdoors with a fresh batch of wavy, chaos theorising boom-bap.