Tuesday, August 17, 2004


Speaking of Skinner and Dizzee:

British m.c.s generally sounded like variants of their American counterparts. Having an adorable accent didn’t disguise the fact that you’d borrowed your style from Rakim, or Run-DMC, or Nas. The debt is finally being erased.

I don't know the English hip-hop scene much at all, but what about Roots Manuva? I don't find his accent, flow, narratives and beats any more derivative of US hip-hop than those of Dizzee and Skinner. Or does the general consensus say otherwise?