JSTAR: Message Whip (2017) Free download

Rating: ★★★★★ We’ve all become used to the gold that frequently materialises when an old reggae beat is recycled with a newer hip-hop ‘pella over the top and one man who knows a thing or two about that is JStar. With Message Whip he reveals there’s life in the old reggae-hip-hop don yet with an inspired bank holiday mash-up of Derek Harriot’s ’83 reggae boogie nugget Whip It and (unusually for reggae hip-hop mashes) an even older rapapella. Man that must be old! It certainly is – Melle Mel’s The Message vox for a certain classic Grandmaster Flash outing no less. Cop it below…