Dialect & Kosine meets The Dub Pistols - "The Ganja VIP" (feat Rodney P)
X-Nation - "No Need To Tell Ya"
Review: The classic blend of ruff London MC and heavyweight junglism abides on this second release from the Jungle Alliance camp. Dialect & Kosine line up on the A-Side offering up an authentic official VIP remix of "The Ganja", a Rodney P vocalised track from the fourth Dub Pistols LP Rum N Coke. In original form this 2009 gem was naturally a Caribbean blessed hip hop skanker so it's ripe material for a jungle makeover from Dialect and Kosine, who keep Rodney's iconic gruff London delivery amidst a barrage of classic junglist percussion. On the flip, new Jungle Alliance signee X-Nation offers up a nice 21st Century touch up of a well loved 90s Jungle track with "No Need To Tell Ya".
Review: Legendary UK hip hop head Rodney P makes a triumphant return with this vital little 7" on Tru Thoughts. The godfather of the UK scene is coming off the back of a big collaborative with Ty & Blak Twang as KINGDEM and now serves up a commentary on how rap and hip hop is such a pivotal force on the a-side of this new one. The flip goes deeper, musing on his second-generation immigrant status and doing so with panache. The production is as deep and accomplished as the song writing and reminds us why Rodney P is so well revered.