New York’s Double A.B. spent some time living in north London’s Tottenham. As the news of the much publicized London riots of August 2011 spread globally, Double A.B. wrote the track London Calling reflecting on what he could see happening in his old neighbourhood. He got together with his old associate and fellow New Yorker Dub Sonata who produced the Clash sampled beat and then approached the UK’s highly rated MC Iron Braydz to feature.
Its a bit late coming but the sentiments in the track are real and its a powerful track over which Double AB shows off his lyrical capabilities. Might be exaggerating a touch abiut the number of white lines he saw in the high street, but the rest is on point.
Its taken me a long time to get on with Iron Braydz. Whilst it was alwas obvious he had a great deal of skill his flows were a bit too eccentric for me. Now he is calming it down a bit and rapping with a more usual pentameter and his delivery benefits from this. Braydz goes in hard on the track as expected with plaudits for his “Devil May Cry” album last year still reverberating around UK hiphop.
Double A.B. and Dub Sonata are currently working on a new album while Iron Braydz has new projects lined up for 2012 with some heavy hittin international names on board.
The video was filmed in New York by Last Call Steeve and in London by Despa of Stay Fresh in September this year, edited and produced by Dirty Media London.