Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Micall Parknsun - First Second Time Around

If ever there was to a need to validate UK Hip-Hop, Micall Parknsun has broken the stamp of approval. From the powerful and moving ‘New’ and piano looped induced ‘Turn It Up’ you get a sense from the start you’re about to witness homegrown at it’s best. Released under the pioneering and influential YNR Label, run by UK’s finest Jehst, it’s been a while since Parky dropped his worthy ‘Working Class Dad’, a debut that passed mostly unfairly undetected but with this creative golden sequel the hardest working dad in music is sure to make himself heard. ‘First Second Time Around’ is beautifully honed, strongly crafted and sweetly pure promising to win over newcomers to the genre as well as fulfilling boom-bap enthusiasts worldwide. 18 tracks deep it’s an album that will have you paining from the head nodding yet yearning to press the rewind button and Micall Parknsuns appetite for the right beats delights our consumption further on ‘Diz is Real’, family orientated ‘Everyday’ and the Golden stumper ‘All 4 HipHop’. Illustrating again what dedication and buckets of talent can achieve, the underground banger ‘ Movementz’ is another highlight seeing Parky go toe to toe trading verses with label mates Jehst and Kashmere. Nice!

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