Ten Tracks: NorthernXposure
10 tracks from Northern Xposure's latest album 'Last Piece of The Puzzle', charting a journey through the genres of hip-hop, urban, dubstep and dub. Featuring NXPSR's rye rhymes over the accomplished production of Dagnabbit, and the inimitable Mungo's Hi-Fi.
It's Time To Get Our Shit In Focus
NorthernXposure (feat. Arrogance)
Kicks off the compilation of quality production shared between DagNabbit celebrating inspiration from the different eras of Hip Hop. and Mungo's, Here Dagnabbit presents distinctly gangster under these anti-gangster raps, amplified by a focussed guest ap
Great layered piano and bass layer join a enduring beat to beef up the bottom end and an otherwise minimal accompaniment back up some increasingly interesting lyrical observation and vocal agility just what it needs.
We Better Than This
NorthernXposure (feat. Mikael)
Up-to-date production with great bass line from Dagnabbit underscores one of the most intricate as well as wide ranging vocal performances of the ten, with Mikael's vocal lending the typical seduction of
Drugs R 4 Mugz
Gritty lyrics and a nice and dirty beat straight out of 'C-Block'.
It's All Good
It's All Good (Mungo's Hi-Fi version)
In Life No Time To Rehearse Skit
More about this bundle
Feted by The Culture Show, name-checked by the urban music press, respected by an army of sometime tour-mates and artists they’ve played alongside (including Dizzee Rascal, Naughty By Nature, Estelle, The Roots and Amy Winehouse) and still based in the council estates of Calder (they call it ‘C-Block’), brother and sister duo Ibrahim and Eunice Olumide are Northern Xposure. They’re too much of a well-kept secret around these parts, though; Eunice tells us what we all should know.
How did you start making music together? I started singing at a young age in church and my brother – who’s older than me – was into making rap almost as a joke. Not many people in Scotland were into it, you know? He never thought it would go anywhere. So I basically copied him.
So when did you both start taking it seriously? When I was about 18 I got a scholarship to study at the University of Pennsylvania, and I got some work presenting shows out there. That’s where I met Naughty By Nature; we got on really well, they found out I could rap and I ended up touring round universities with them and meeting The Roots. When I came back to Scotland, I think the fact people like this liked what we were doing re-energised my brother.
What is your music about? It’s there to help people’s lives, that’s the sole reason behind it. We don’t want to be famous, my brother doesn’t even like giving interviews – if we had the money we’d be cartoon characters, like Gorillaz. But to be honest, taking crack was an option for me growing up, because there’s nothing much for kids to do in our area. So if we can show young folk that there is something better you can do with your life, that’s enough for me.
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