The acclaimed youth music project London Urban Collective resurfaces for its third year running with another unique showcase of new British Hip Hop, supported by Arts Council England, The Prince’s Trust, Jack Petchey Foundation and local London authorities.
The album was recorded in London by Jay King (Procryptix, Jonny Deepa) and Resin (Spa Cru, LUC II) and mixed in Atlanta by Karl Helibron (TLC, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, 2Pac Shakur, Keith Sweat, Jermaine Dupri).
Guest artists include Malachi of The Dungeon Family (Outkast / Cee Low Geen), Kele Le Roc, James Pyke (Channel4’s “Whatever”) and guitars from Massimo Fiocco (One Minute Silence).
The acclaimed London Urban Collective always attract A list guests to collaborate on their albums and this one is no exception with Kele Le Roc, and Malachi from The Dungeon Family just two of the major talents featured here. The album soaks up the streets of London’s raw Hip Hop / Grime anger, futility and resentment but delivers it with the bass thumping heavy southern sound that only Atlanta can bring.
What the papers have said about LUC II:
The Times, January 29, 2005 ****
“Rap and R&B compilations are ten-a-penny, but this collection stands out….Best of all, the music is a triumph”.
The Daily Telegraph, January 15th 2005 ***
"…the best of these aspirant north Londoners sound as if they have real futures ahead of them….”
Blues and Soul, December 2005 ***
“….as good as anything that’s come out of the more traditional music channels…an energy and honesty that’s worth looking at”.
Metro Life, January 12th 2005 ***
“….this release also shows what marginalized youth can achieve with access to facilities and encouragement”
Format: CD Album
Label: Freeport Records
Cat No: FRLUC0307
Release Date: 19th March 2007
Distribution: SRD, Universal Digital, Tune Tribe, Love Da Records, IODA,Vidzone