Out now is something rather special. Hailing from across the UK and masterminded by the one and only Professor Elemental and lyrical rib tickler Dr. Syntax, there is an conglomerate of rhymes, beats and beasties that you need to know about. Ladies and gentlemen, b-boys, b-girls and everything in between, Underground HH presents to you... The Menagerie.
The Professor is well known in steampunk and comicon circles and the finest purveyor of eccentricity infused hip hop. Dr. Syntax is known for his side-splitting and brutally honest take on UK life and hip hop culture. This time, they're back with Tom Caruana on the beats and Nick Maxwell on the cuts and a splattering of guests to grace your speakers with hilarity, hardness and humbleness in a way only they can perfect.
In a world that gradually forgets how to laugh at itself, lyricism like this is invaluable. The Prof and Sinners have been collaborating with with phenominal effect for over a decade and although they've both taken their own paths around the musical globe, you wouldn't know they'd ever been apart. Passing topics like jugglers and tickling your ribs like the finest clowns, it's hard to resist the urge to stand up and cheer.
As a crew, these guys feel like the antipode to the aggy hip hop that often floods the airwaves. The beats are both addictive and the perfect marriage for the lyricism. The cuts lay cherries on cakes that pile high on a table that would impress the finest connoisseur at elevenses. If you're hungry for hip hop, this will stuff you silly.