Speech Debelle – Studio Backpack Rap (free download)

according to her press release:

Two years since winning the 2009 Mercury Music Prize for her debut album, ‘Speech Therapy’, and having ridden a rollercoaster through life since then, Speech Debelle is ready to drop her second collection of music. Entitled ‘Freedom of Speech’, the album is released February 2012 on Big Dada Recordings. The first single and a free download is ‘Studio Backpack Rap’. From political to musical revolution, Speech describes the track as being “all about virtual instrumentation and an ode to Kwes the producer.”Over a catchy, bumping, jostling piece of music, Speech lays out clever, witty lyrics about the high-tech, low-gloss DIY attitude which has relevance far beyond just creating music. Optimistic, sly, funny and an undeniable head-nodder, it’s a long way from ‘Speech Therapy’, while showcasing just one aspect of her remarkable new album

now listen . . .

additionally, here’s Blaze Up A Fire (featuring Roots Manuva and Realism), which was intended for next years album, but was released immediately after this summers riots in the UK as a response to those events

pre-order Freedom of Speech from Ninjashop

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