By Joe Read
Lion Tape Vol. 2!!! Out June 1st!
After a year of solid grafting and meticulous fusion, One Lion are proud to present the Lion Tape Vol 2. Set to drop on June 1st, the second edition unveils an 18-track helter skelter, swirling through a warped exhibition of the finest rap talent across the country, ranging from Paisly to Penzance. The One Lion crew bring a product collated from residue-plastered palettes of ink speckled notepads behind the rawest penmanship you’ll find in the UK’s rap underground. An intriguing venture across linguistic and musical grounds, traversed by dying lamplight under a clouded and experimental groove.
Lay back and prepare to creep across rooftops of oriental backdrops with Dr. VooDoo and Witness MC before exploring the bubbling wasteland of Dearskin’s psychoactive mind. Coming straight from the scribbled pages and MPCs of smokey bedrooms to your very own hard-knock sound systems, before enraged neighbours haul bricks through your apartment window and Hip Hop heads gather outside to vibe with and embrace the OLS movement.
Expect an absurd balance of tranquility, tyranny and infectiously smooth production from DJ Hezit, Subindex, Doc Digi, OvaTone, Baron, Oozhe, Samphet and verses from elite linguists JoeBurn, Detax, Messy (RIP), Fire@Will, Chattabox, Ovatone, Mason, Slardy, Dearskin, Shire Roots, Dr.VooDoo, Witness MC, The Prophecy, Moraless, Cletus, Stemik, Verbo, Wtitten, Treece, Gromz, Resample & Delivery Room.
Over the next week we will be leaking one track a day, having glimpsed the Oozhe produced 'Kunt Fu’ by Dr. VooDoo & Witness MC and Chattabox’s ‘I Walk Towards’ to name just a few so far
So be sure to cancel any work shifts, weddings or family funerals for the official launch party at Move on June 18th featuring none other than legendary Bristol barbarians SPLIT PROPHETS!
Check back on the official One Lion Sound Facebook page each day for a taste of the beastly release soon to come.