Jae P - Unsigned & Hungry Vol. 1
Perhaps it’s the clamour to be heard or a yearning to be taken seriously, a hangover from the UK’s self-conscious beginnings, but British rappers frequently sound exasperated, predisposed to moan. Ghanian-born, London bred Glasgow resident Jae P’s Unsigned & Hungry demonstrates a more modest self-assurance. Having supported a string of today’s big US players, some of these artists’ effortless eminence seems to have rubbed off on his choppy productions, leaving his winning but unassuming raps intact and hinting at genuine local hero potential. Brrap!