young fathers Tape One / Tape Two (double MC, £8.75)label: Big Dada
Big Dada reissue the critically acclaimed debut and second albums by Young Fathers. Both albums have been remastered for this reissue. ‘Tape One’ and ‘Tape Two’ are compellingly unique - the band make the sort of uncompromisingly leftfield, forward thinking hip hop that has nothing to do with artiness and everything to do with brilliance, all with grain silo production and genuine pop hooks. ‘Tape One’ was recorded within a week. It was first released in November 2011 as a limited edition cassette with individually spray-painted sleeves. ‘Tape Two’ was recorded almost immediately afterwards, in January 2012. Eventually LA based label Anticon picked up both albums and gave them a limited release in the USA. In 2014, ‘Tape Two’ won the prestigious SAY Award (Scottish Album Of The Year) which brought a cash prize of £20,000.
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