Le Sac and Pip return with their second album. More varied, musically speaking, than their first, topics wise it covers everything from knife crime statistics to music snobbery to the horrors of the last train home.
Dan Le Sac’s beats provide an ever-changing backdrop for the intelligent rhymes that Scroobius Pip drops. Pip really is one of the UK’s finest wordsmiths, whether he is engaging in some political discussion on crime figures, or rhyming his way through the love song that is ‘Cauliflower’, or providing some self-improvement advice, like on lead single ‘Get Better’. He manages to tackle all these subjects with wit and dexterity, tapping into all the skills he gained during his time on the spoken word scene.
Guest vocals from Kid Carpet on closing track ‘Cowboi’, and KiD A on ‘Cauliflower’, add an extra melody, which works really well, with the sung lyrics blending perfectly with Pip’s rapping, and making things a bit smoother for a time. ‘The Beat’, meanwhile, is “not about your brain, it’s all about your feet”, and is therefore a dance floor masher.
Another progression, let’s hope these guys can just keep on getting better for ever. IM