‘Stereo Typical’, the debut album from rascally Brighton duo Rizzle Kicks, signals a happy diversion from the current wave of mainstream UK hip hop. Reminiscent of early albums from American outfits like De La Soul and a Tribe Called Quest, their rhymes are witty, the beats and samples clever and fresh and there’s not a single synth or auto-tuned vocal to be found on the entire album.
A lo-fi aesthetic features in all of their videos, adding to the throwback feel, and there’s even some brief cameos from UK actor James Corden, musician Ed Sheeran and, in their latest single, their mums. Aw!
Mama Do the Hump
Down with the Trumpets