At 15 tracks deep, coming in at just over 50 minutes, ‘The Get Together’ is no hard slog. I’ve already listened to it a few times today and am beginning again; it doesn’t get boring despite the outwardly conventional Hip Hop template.
Jehst's position as one of the most respected lyricists in the UK is more or less a given nowadays. His dense, intelligent rhymes take some getting into and his style is distinctive enough to divide opinion, but once you've break past the barrier and enter his world, the extent to which he dominates and defines a certain strain and style of UK Hip-Hop becomes both evident and wholly justifiable.
Jehst, Asaviour, DJ IQ, Sir Smurf Little, Conspicuous The Coroner – New Bohemia @ The Fav, Friday 17
So, another week, another NewBo hip-hop connection to check out. This time, the very guy who sparked the term "(Adventures in) New Bohemia", the hardcore UK heads' favourite weed-addled word-abuser, Jehst... also known as Billy Brimstone, The Real Prince William, Jehstafairi, J-Star and probably a few billion other names he's thrown out on freestyles I haven't heard yet.