Lee Scott has just dropped Stupid Poignant Sh!t it’s the 3rd and final instalment of Lee’s “Sh!t” series. This time he teams up with RLD producer Illinformed for the 10 track project. We catch up with Lee and run our ten questions by him, he even takes on the Editors challenge and proves his skills run deep as an all round artist.
1. What got you into Hip Hop?
Partners in Kryme – Turtle Power.
2. How would you describe yourself as an artist/act?
Sensual unsalted thug butter on toast.
3. What led to your style of delivery and beat-selection?
I just fell into it over time by being myself and obeying the voices.
4. How do you think you differ from other artists?
I am me and no one else is me which means I am different to them because I am not them and they are not me.
5. What ‘s the most important item in your music collection?
Honestly, I don’t really have one. I am not attached to any material goods. I forced myself into being this way in order to stop hoarding stuffed road kill.
6. Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?
Charles or Eddie or both.
7. What are you bumping right now?
Charles & Eddie.
8. Who do you think the most influential artist in UK Hip-Hop is?
I’m going to go ahead and say Wham, Wham Rap changed the game. Am I right?
9. What’s your guilty pleasure?
I feel no guilt in taking pleasure. (Please read the latter statement in a Hannibal Lecter-esque voice for full effect.)
10. What’s in the pipeline?
My album tinfoilfronts, COTD/Jam Baxter EP vinyl thing and much more which I don’t want to jinx.
11. (???) Will You Take On The Editors Challenge (drawing a self-portrait)?
Yes, yes I will. I done this in the mirror so the hands are slightly fucked up because I had to keep unpinning them in order to draw myself.
Right now it is available exclusively via bandcamp with pre-orders for the CD dropping this Friday 22nd Nov (which includes a 6 page inlay with all lyrics) exclusively at suspect-packages.com.
Stupid, Poignant Rap; not in fact my description of the album in question but the name. It is the product of Lee Scott and Producer Illinformed stirring up their creative juices to present us with a compilation of smooth and moving tunes.
Always poignant but never stupid, the beats are clear and clever and Lee Scott recites smart bars that point out the real stupidities ‘you didn’t take a picture on facebook, it didn’t happen’, ‘while your too busy living in the loop, you only like what you’re supposed to like to fit into the group’
Scott plainly points out life’s more grotesque features; how it makes one grow and gain perspective ‘the greenest bud no longer mattered when he seen the blood’ aswel as focusing on a grander scale of stupidity ‘its hard to avoid the lies in these poignant times you can win a noble peace prize for destroying lives’. It is also a reflective piece full of silky instrumentals giving it a dreamy feel, enhanced by hypnotic bars such as ‘your idle idol staring at the spinning spiral on the gentle giant vinyl’
Illinformed’s patent, lucid beats are ever so effective packed with deep baselines and liquid instrumentals. They are a clever combination with Lee Scott’s Hard and steady flow, enriched by his colloquial accent. There is an interesting chilling chemistry going on between the two that make this album a transfixing and jamamble piece from start to finish.
Review by Jessica Johns