Embedded in the streets and lanes of Dalston, Hackney and Islington, where Badbonez made his way up, no stone is left unturned as he dissects the many highs and lows that took him from a life running the roads, to documenting his experiences across thirteen brand new tracks.
The most impressive thing about Fusion is the dexterity Badbonez showcases across the release, expertly traversing a catalogue of rhythms and tempos with his now signature delivery; crystal clear, unapologetic, razor sharp, yet intricate and highly complex multi-syllables.
This genre blurring offering is, in part, down to the curated production talent joining forces to ensure a formidable spectrum of neck-snapping sonics are offered up to both Badbonez and the listener. From album opener Alpha produced by the one-and-only High Plains Drifter Jehst, to offerings from Dead Players’ very own GhostTown, long-time collaborator Mark Fear and heavy-hitter Forest DLG, and with a features list that includes TrueMendous, Datkid and Confucius MC, Fusion marks a significant moment in Ramson Badbonez’ career; elevating his position as one of the great commentators on life in London town, but further, as one of the rap games most innovative outliers.
(Neon green double vinyl edition, only 300 pressed)