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KID ACNE: Innovate (Behind-the-scenes video from ‘NULL & VOID’ LP)

KID ACNE:  Innovate You’re a musical artist, your duties constitute writing, recording and performing and possibly getting regularly hammered after gigs while fending off legions of groupies. Menial tasks like, er, creating album cover designs and artwork is the job of graphic designers or printers or, well, someone anyway – and crucially not you, right? Wrong! Leastways if you’re Kid Acne – as this new
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KID ACNE: Null & Void LP

KID ACNE: Null & Void LPRating: ★★★★★ Clearly making up for the twelve year gap between 2007’s Romance Ain’t Dead and 2019’s excellent Have A Word, Kid Acne’s follow-up to the latter, Null & Void, is out already. And while many things should be null and void in today’s benighted world, this new long player certainly isn’t one of them, taking everything that worked brilliantly on its predecessor and doing it
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KID ACNE feat. JEHST: Neon Fogou

KID ACNE feat. JEHST: Neon FogouSterling beats and rhymes from the top team of ‘our’ Kid Acne and Chicago producer Spectacular Diagnostics again with a little help from Jehst on the new single Neon Fogou. Neon what?! You know – fogou – ancient underground structures of indeterminate usage? No? Never mind – although it does bring to mind the megalith and monolith references of previous Kid Acne releases at any
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KID ACNE feat. TAJA: Flame Wars

Did you know Kid Acne’s got another new album called Null And Void on the way already? Well he has and here’s the next single Flame Wars which should certainly warm things up for your ears. Our Kid and Taja go head-to-head on the mic over another glorious beat from Spectacular Diagnostics that wouldn’t be out of place on a DOOM or Czarface release. References to
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KID ACNE: Transistors

KID ACNE: TransistorsThe dream team of Kid Acne and producer Spectacular Diagnostics returns with a new single in the form of Transistors. Over a summery slice of psychedelic boom-bap courtesy of the Illinois-based producer, Acne holds forth in company of London and Nottingham emcees Jaz Kahina and Vandal Savage respectively. But what could they be holding forth about? Surely Transistors can’t be
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KID ACNE: ‘Bubblegoose Empire’ and ‘Council House Boys’ videos

https://monkeyboxing.com/content/kid-acne-bubblegoose-empire-and-council-house-boys-videos/Fresh from releasing superb long player Have A Word, Kid Acne drops two more videos for LP tracks Bubblegoose Empire and Council House Boys. If you’ve checked the album you’ll know it crackles with K.A.’s wry lyrics as he, “cascades cadence, unique…[turns].. of phrase over fresh beat arrangements,” the latter being psych-tinged boom-bap production from Chicago’s Spectacular
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KID ACNE: Have A Word LP

KID ACNE: Have A Word LPRating: ★★★★★ Incredible though it may seem, Have A Word is Kid Acne’s first solo long-player in the twelve years since the release of 2007’s Romance Ain’t Dead. Now, that is a lot of water under the bridge. Back then MB didn’t even have a .com address and that album came on like a tongue-in-cheek Yorkshire pastiche of the Beasties – not least of the reasons for which being Req
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KID ACNE: You Get What You’re Given

KID ACNE feat. SPECTACULAR DIAGNOSTICS: You Get What You're GivenIt’s almost time for Kid Acne’s new album Have A Word but while you wait, here’s next single You Get What You’re Given. And what you’re given is Acne opening the floodgates of his forebrain once more and allowing consciousness to stream out over a suitably reflective beat from Spectacular Diagnostics. This being Kid Acne of course, the contents of his forebrain are worth a listen. For in-
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KID ACNE: Have A Word – An Exhibition of Lyrics and Typography’ + ‘Crest Of A Wave’ video

KID ACNE: Have A Word - An Exhibition of Lyrics and Typography' SheffieldPssst – a word in your shell-like – Sheffield artist, illustrator, print-maker and emcee Kid Acne is having an exhibition called Have A Word in Sheffield. Ooh! Could that be an exhibition of KA’s lyrics and typography? I think it could. Turns out the exhibition simultaneously joins the dots between Acne’s musical and art-based creative output whilst functioning as an advert for his
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MONGRELS: Attack The Monolith (2016)

Attack The Monolith MongrelsBack in the 90s, rapper Kid Acne and deejay Benjamin were Mongrels from South Yorks. (South, South Yorks!) who made a series of demos and half-finished cuts featuring frequent contributions from New Kingdom rapper Sebash a.k.a Sebastian Laws who was (if not from the South Bronx, the South, South Bronx) actually from New York City. And yet for one reason and
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