Here we go then – no more L.O.A. being M.I.A as Lack Of Afro breaks a roughly two year silence since his last release with new single Bad Ass Self which features Big Apple rapper Kennzo. And it’s a bit of funk-rock extravaganza too with a simple drum break, bass, fuzz guitar and horns formula allowing Kennzo plenty of space to hold forth on every M.C.’s favourite topic – themselves. He’s so stoked he even sings on the hook! Apparently the official release for this was 17 April but the radio impact date is 3 July. Nope – the monkey doesn’t get PR schedules either sometimes – especially as new LP, I’m Here Now, appears to be – er – here now too and sounds rather splendid. I blame Covid. Whatever the strategy – you can get down with LOA and Kennzo’s bad ass selves right now.
(Out now on LOA Records)