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Essa - Evade And Seek: The EPilogue EP [First Word]

Essa – Evade And Seek: The EPilogue EP [First Word]

'Evade And Seek: the EPilogue' is the companion EP to Essa's recent album 'The Misadventures Of A Middle Man'. Featuring two all-new tracks plus alternate versions of some favourites from the album, it reminds us why Essa is one of the UK's most versatile MCs. 'LeLeLe' is a club-ready, punchline-heavy beast produced by Flako. The sparse, bassfuelled beat is the perfect backdrop for Kashmere (Strange U) and Essa's flawless bars.

Essa - The Misadventures Of A Middle Man LP [First Word]

Essa – The Misadventures Of A Middle Man LP [First Word]

Soon to drop on First Word Records is the long awaited 'The Misadventures Of A Middle Man', the new album from Essa. Despite being a firm fixture in UK rap for over a decade, this will be Essa's first full-length since 2006's 'Grown Man Business' with DJ Mr Thing. Early releases 'Liquid Love', 'City Breaks' and 'Dancing Shoes' (under former name Yungun) established him as one of the UK's most insightful MCs. Collabs with Guru (Gang Starr/Jazzmatazz) and praise from Nas and Mark Ronson followed. All of this whilst pursuing a parallel career as an entertainment lawyer.

Kidkanevil - Back Off Man, I'm a Scientist LP [First Word]

Kidkanevil – Back Off Man, I’m a Scientist LP [First Word]

Kidkanevil, like any good scientist has experimented extensively, has produced a watertight thesis and is ready to prove it to you with ‘Back Off Man, I’m a Scientist’ (out now on First Word Records). Kidkanevil, it seems, set out to prove that the bonds between modern, westernised music and traditional ethnic compositions still exist. He’s compounded and mixed elements of both and, quite organically, grown a hybrid form of music.



“The human race is fighting a losing battle. There is too much that has gone on before. There is so many evils in the world that are constant and that are resonated so much, there is no way in hell we are going to make it all change... However, I would rather fight the battle!” Tapestry’s vocal tapestry’s make him a must have for a British Hip Hop stylee Q and A.