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Rodney P


Oh man, welcome back to a real hero. Rodney P has more rights than most to lay claim to being Britain's greatest ever MC, so it's superb to hear him return here (perhaps inspired by the positive reaction to his awesome Hip Hop World News documentary). He's still sharp, honest, deep, conscious, allows his lines as ever to slip over beats and go beyond the constraints of bars and timings — as ever, it's as if it's his consciousness that's actually creating not just the words you hear but the sounds accompanying them. Big bold beats, stripped-down fuzzy electro bass and tiny keyboard details, a relentless interrogation of changing London as angry as it is historically aware. I hope P gives us an album soon cos 'Untitled' suggests he's, terrifyingly, getting BETTER with age. Sublime.