From the Golden Era of Hip-Hop, taking the centre stage, we have Too Many T’s, and they’re back with a bang for their album ‘South City’.
Hailing from South London, Too Many T’s have gained a huge following with their perfect concoction of; positive vibes and energetic live performances. South City is the duo’s long-awaited debut album.
They have supported some of hip-hop’s greatest, including Snoop Dogg and Big Daddy Kane. Also finding the formula to bring the catchy lyricism and high-intensity beats that have made it be this year’s must-have album. South City is one of the freshest hip-hop albums to come out of the UK, produced alongside Flux Pavilion and Odjbox.
Beginning with ‘South City Court’, it builds the foundations for the rest of the album, a perfect, catchy and uniquely clever song. A song that will get you up and dancing, with the beat never leaving your mind.
Leading into an interlude, ‘Sira’s Biscuits’, it cements the fact that as they are clever lyricists and musicians, they are also very partial to a bit of fun. A groovy favourite, ‘1992 Pt. II, a typical rap song, mixed with soul and sprinkled off with saxophones, what’s not to love?
Do not doubt the power behind the songs, a definite factor in ‘Tearing Us Apart’. With the lyrics ‘Where do I belong? Feeling all alone, I need you in my heart.’ Their songs are fun, and they can be deeply personal. A beautiful, intricate and eccentric version of a typical love song.
The album ends with a personal favourite, and one hell of a banger, ‘Start The Fire’, the beat which is a force not to be reckoned with. It is a powerful song, which will catapult them into the stratosphere of popularity, an undeniable beauty of a song. Too Many T’s know how to craft the perfect rap song, a myriad of catchy lyrics and beats that will shock you.
The album as a whole has the power to make people think, consider, and delve deep into the lyrics. A hard task for many. South City is an album that is destined to shine, and that it will.
Listen to their recent single ‘Patterns’ (above).
South City will be out this Friday (15th).