Imani Coppola - album review (3 stars)

The Black and White Album (Ipecac)

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Imani Coppola

Imani Coppola is a lot of fun. This is the NYC lady’s eighth album, and it eschews much of her sample-heavy traditional hip hop for a kitchen sink approach, chucking every genre possible into the mix with highly entertaining results. So we get rattling punk in ‘Woke Up White’, perky pop with ‘Raindrops from the Sun’, bump and grind R&B with the hilarious ‘Keys to Your Ass’ as well as anthemic rock, rap, jazzy interludes and much more besides. It’s all shot through with plenty of attitude, like early Neneh Cherry or Kelis, no small amount of humour, and bags of welcome sass. (Doug Johnstone)

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