Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Alright, Dave?

"I'm insightful, recognising life is a cycle
Like I recognise when girls fight titties pop out, ya catch an eyeful"


Rodney P - Big Tings We Inna
(From Big Tings We Inna 12" single; 2001)



Rodney P was best when he made music which was more Reggae-Rap than Rap-Reggae. If Smiley Culture travelled forward in time to go bish bash bosh in the Bashment then Big Tings We Inna woulda been the result. Near perfect Windrush Generation song but for the "old dog readin' the Playboy in the bible" line - this is Paul Raymond's manor not Hugh Hefner's turf, you plonker!

15 comments:

L.A said...

Best Rodney song.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

I like it more than anything by London Posse tbh. I can't believe he didn't even put it on his album.

Anonymous said...

So you like UK hip hop now?

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Wouldn't go that far.

Step One said...

The album didn't drop officially until 2004 so was re-done. There's a different version of this on there with MCD.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

That version is nowhere near as good. He put Riddim Killa on the album so he should have put this and Murderer Style on there too.

Spartan said...

His solo album was a major disappointment to me, especially after just how much I loved Murderer Style and Big Tings We Inna. The former was perhaps the biggest highlight for me during that mini-wave of quality UK releases.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

The Nice Up was one of the new only tracks I liked from the album.

Anonymous said...

https://youtu.be/eFpRTuQUJKs New AZ

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Not bad but not really what I want from AZ tbh.

Anonymous said...

Interesting, what do you look for in AZ’s music?

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Some smooth soul samples or crispy boom-crack.

Anonymous said...

This is more like it? https://youtu.be/ThEk6NBjuvo

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Indeed it is. That was a loosie from around the same time as We Movin'.

Anonymous said...

It was on a compilation that AZ put out last year https://open.spotify.com/album/3LDwk5EqynKvd8mLLnqgtg I’m tryna see if there are any others that weren’t on your AZ deep cut playlist that are worth keeping.