Something else to have got overlooked in the Great Monkeyboxing Php Update Disaster was this – Look Around – the most recent single from Renegades Of Jazz featuring Mani Draper. Over a suitably driving slice of original uptempo funk, the Oakland MC encourages punters to take a moment and consider the daily overload most of us are exposed to. Puts one in mind of Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off doesn’t it? You know, “Life Moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Wise words; broadly the same message. The similarities end there though – for while Ferris Bueller… has aged like a pot of yoghurt over the decades, ROJ and Draper’s effort is liable to maintain that funky flavour. The digital ‘side 2’ contains ‘side 1’s’ sister track Something About It.
(Out now on Bathurst)
Renegades Of Jazz, Mani Draper, Funk, hip-hop, Bathurst, Look Around, Something About It