KINGDEM – Rodney P, Ty and Blak Twang, a brand new supergroup formed of UK hip-hop heavyweights and a trio who need little introducing. London Posse affiliate and all-round Godfather of British hip-hop: Rodney P links up one of UK Black music’s true innovators and popularisers: Ty, and the original South-London colloquial hip-hop geezer: Blak Twang, to deliver a fresh future bass anthem that is rooted in their artists legacy to the UK hip-hop canon.
Fresh off the back of a “powerful” Fire In The Booth with Charlie Sloth (Beats 1) — KINGDEM fill in the missing chapters of UK hip-hop’s history: “The UK hip-hop scene has gone way underground – so we set up KINGDEM to let artists come up from behind us. We want the next generation to know that they don’t need to be chasing that grime sound, that rap sound. I think a lot of young people just don’t know we ever existed and assume that hip-hop in the UK started in the early ’00s when grime came out”, Rodney P explains. “We made it easier for the grime scene to come out and use their own accents. We paved the way to make people have an understanding and respect of the UK accent, this UK vernacular in the music.”
Label: Tru Thoughts
UPC: 5060609661007 (12″ EP)
Catalogue Number: TRUEP374
Release Date: 23 August 2019