BAZZA RANKS feat. PRISONERS OF AUDIO: Where Would We Be?

BAZZA RANKS feat. PRISONERS OF AUDIO:  Where Would We Be?Where would we be, without Bazza Ranks? You might well ask. More than a few Dirty Dubsters cuts and rest of the output of Irish Moss Records the poorer, for sure. Here our Bazza, producing solo once more provides another vocal hook-up with Irish emcee crew Prisoners Of Audio. Hardcore junglist intro notwithstanding, this is actually straight-up reggae hip-hop combining dancehall FX with a phat boom-bap drums as P.O.A take it turn-by-turn on the mic to big-up, well, beats, rhymes and life, pretty much. How to represent this in audio visual format though? I’m going with filming inside The Record Spot record store in Dublin, where the emcees (in time-honoured musical fashion) switch from diegetic action in which they pretend to be crate-digging but actually show each other records from big names they’ve all bought long ago to suddenly breaking the fourth wall and rapping to camera. My favourite bit though is our Bazza pretending to be serving behind the counter where he should really be rocking the sneery record shop employee vibe (“yeah, well Doom was better when he was in KMD…of course you do realise Del had a career long before Gorillaz…Run The Jewelz? You should hear Company Flow!”) but is far too nice to maintain it.
(Out now on Irish Moss Records)


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