Album Review: Paul White – ‘Rapping With Paul White’

Drawing cultural references from Africa, The Middle East and Germany

  • Release Date 22 Aug, 2011
  • Record Label One-Handed Music
  • Fact DJ Diplo said he was White’s "biggest fan"
7 / 10
David Starkey will have a coronary if he discovers this south London producer. He’s a white man crafting beats behind street-level odes to marking out territory from the likes of Detroit’s Guilty Simpson and Marv Won, plus others, and he draws on a cornucopia of cultures to do so. Latin, Middle Eastern, African and, worst of all for Starkey, freaky German (NOT THEM!) Moog music rears up on a seductive record that reveals itself in layers. ‘That White’ also brilliantly references the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, wyrd-folk and Edward Lear only goes to show that the main threat to UK culture is stark raving lunacy.

Chris Parkin

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