In my heart I am a hip hop kid, regardless of the fact that I’m from the Home Counties rather than Far Rockaway… I guess the love affair was sealed when Flavor Flav called me a bitch. In a good way I think. And it was when he was still a Public Enemy too.
Well, this track, Trillmatic from A$AP Mob, takes me back to those early days of my hip hop discovery, in no small part due to the contribution from Wu Tang’s finest, Method Man. There’s a Nas style smoothness to this too, as well as some wonderfully rich, fluid and musically elegant samples. A$AP Mob is a hip hop collective, a little bit like a musical version of ACNE if you like. They incorporate artists and designers alongside musicians and producers. Their most famous son is A$AP Rocky, and Blink Music Monday alumni (check out Fashion Killa).
Really, even if you’re not that into hip hop, I think you’ll still love this just because the sun has decided to shine a bit, and it’s a Monday and you deserve a little musical distraction.
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