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SLEAZY F BABY FEAT. STINKIN SLUMROCK

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Blah Records
"I'm looking in the mirror like, Well, well, well — you're a handsome fucking devil and you're going to hell'". Like Black Josh, what raises Sleazy above the herd is his compelling stage presence and delivery. Where alot of the greatest UK rap this year, understandably given current events, sounds broken, hopeless, strung out, Sleazy still sounds close to fury, close to exploding outwards, close to the edge rather than already fallen over it. This track from the stunning 'Blahk Tracksuit' set simmers with seething menace — the kind of voice and persona you'd give a wide berth to cos you know the wrong word, ANY word, might pop him off like a bomb. Essential music from an essential label for anyone wanting to hear the true sound of the UK in 2016 and onwards.
8.5