Thought 'Null and Void' was the be all and end all? Recognise the art of the 'Zep Tepi Flex', Kid Acne's expansion pack EP featuring remixes from a clutch of UK cult heroes cut from a different cloth, rewriting the rule book masterminded by Spectacular Diagnostics.
World status 2020-21; a write-off, one to be struck from the record, ‘Null And Void’ if you will. This hasn’t stopped Kid Acne kicking on and bringing what he calls “the difficult fifth album” to the Lewis Recordings megaplex. Full of Yorkshire say-so, his inimitable strain of hip-hop delivers the mind-bending with everyman knowhow.
The concept of 'Neon Fogou' is explored by Yorkshire's foremost gatekeepers to the underworld: Kid Acne is joined by Jehst on a cold-veined, whip-smart, taking of brains to another dimension
No need to fear Friday the 13th, its the day when Kid Acne gets to testing 'Transistors', the first single taken from his new album 'Null And Void'. Joined by East London firebrand Jaz Kahina and Nottingham's Vandal Savage of the infamous VVV syndicate (alongside Juga-Naut and Cappo), 'Transistors' has Chicago producer Spectacular Diagnostics tuning up bouncy, horn-lead funk.
‘Home Grown: The Story of UK Hip-Hop’ - a new exhibition opens on 15th October at Urbis in Manchester. ‘Home Grown’ focuses on the wonderful, unpredictable story of UK hip-hop: a music and culture that dragged itself up from the streets - with a little help from some surprisingly eminent friends - to change the face of British music and style.
Straight outta South Yorks comes “the rap Jonnie Briggs” and Sheffield’s one-man answer to the Beastie Boys; the gob-wobbling, microphone-bothering rap powerhouse known as Kid Acne. Romance Ain’t Dead is an 11 track short, sharp shock to the ear drums that’s filled with more bangers than an overstocked sausage factory and is one of the funniest yet slickest albums you’ll have heard all year.