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Essa (Yungun) - The Misadventures Of A Middle Man
Tracklist
A1A View From The Middle
A2The Middle Man
A3Easy
A4The World Belongs To You
A5Man Enough
A6Harder
B1Prayers Of A Non-Believer
B2Evade & Seek
B3Well Spoken
B4Nothing To Say
B5Invisible Man
B6Sorry

Essa (Yungun)
The Misadventures Of A Middle Man

First Word | Item No: 364262
Vinyl LP | 2014 / UK – Original | New
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First Word Records proudly presents 'The Misadventures Of A Middle Man', the new album from Essa. Despite being a firm fixture in UK rap for over a decade, this will be Essa's first full-length since 2006's 'Grown Man Business' with DJ Mr Thing. Early releases 'Liquid Love', 'City Breaks' and 'Dancing Shoes' (under former name Yungun) established him as one of the UK's most insightful MCs. Collabs with Guru (Gang Starr/Jazzmatazz) and praise from Nas and Mark Ronson followed. All of this whilst pursuing a parallel career as an entertainment lawyer.

The collision of these two worlds, plus his mixed race heritage, are the inspiration for the new album, as Essa explains: "I've always been a middle man - walking within widely different circles (racial, social, cultural, musical) but never quite feeling like I belong in any one of them. That's a gift and a curse - I've written about both".

Few MCs can convincingly tackle such weighty topics - 'The Middle Man' is a strikingly honest examination of mixed-race identity; 'Prayers of a Non-Believer asks what belief means to those without religion; 'Well Spoken' is a witty take on the class system - but Essa's laid-back charm and effortlessly smooth flow keep the tone light and entertaining. Not political, but personal. Not preachy, but perceptive. With an enviable roster of producers including Waajeed, Eric Lau, Tall Black Guy, Ta-Ku, Budgie and Flako, the musical backdrop reflects Essa's broad outlook, with elements of neo-soul, latin, afro-beat, electronica, spoken word and of course hip-hop. Essa sums it up neatly on key track 'The Middle Man':

"When you stand in the middle there's a hell of a view, and all I want to do is share it with you"
Item Details
Item No:364262
Artist:Essa (Yungun)
Titel:The Misadventures Of A Middle Man
Label:First Word
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:UK – Original
Release Date:2014
Genre:Hip Hop
Style:US Hip Hop
Available since:16.06.2014
Condition:New
Price: 14,99 € 10,49 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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