As premiered by the good people at Dummy Mag.
To sum up the blissful nonchalance of legendary son and brother of legends ISSUE‘s approach to music in a sentence, Sam Davies of the RBMA noted in a recent interview: “[His] style takes in 30-odd years of hip hop history, shrugs and does its own thing.”
It couldn’t have been put better.
Over nine projects and counting – all available at his official Teaholics Records website – ISSUE has kept our attention and soundtracked our daily routines by drawing us into his strikingly un-rapper-like world of European sports cars, Arizona Iced Tea, Pink Floyd and Aphex Twin; never letting us guess where he’s going to take it next.
It was only right then that Southern Hospitality moved to help initiate the uninitiated and bring you “I Am ISSUE” (The Best Of ISSUE) – a lovingly put together collection of our absolute favourites from the man (he just turned 18 this month!).
“I Am ISSUE” features original and borrowed production from such distinguished artists as Boards Of Canada, Lali Puna, CFCF, Schwarz, Soufien3000, Supreme Cuts, Big War and three cuts from ISSUE himself. It also features some quite brilliant guest verses from Murs, brother Droop-E, Cousin Fik, Ya Boy, Deli Mane, Haleek Maul and a stunning vocal from Huw Stephens’ one to watch peardrop.
We truly hope you enjoy.
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