Re-release of one of THE seminal UK hip hop albums of all time. This 27 track double CD version from 2013 of Gangster Chronicle features the full original album tracklisting, plus unheard tracks and remixes, exclusive to this pressing.
Back in 1990, London rappers Bionic and Rodney P released arguably the first true UK hip-hop album. A potent blend of hip hop, reggae, dub and cockneyfied rhymes, their debut album Gangster Chronicle was also to be their last. Successful though it was, when their label went bust, it ceased to be commercially available. Rodney P later became a leading light in UK hip-hop, Bionic got into drum ‘n’ bass, and Gangster Chronicle was all but forgotten about. Well, kind of, most of us have always held the album in high regard when talking about classics from the UK, and it’s certainly stood the test of time.
Still sounding as rough and rugged as it did back then, and with the extra tracks it’s even more of a bonus! Remix pressure also comes from the likes of Wrongtom, Sparkii Ski, Hint and more. And yes, they do it justice. It also comes complete with a full colour booklet and extensive liner notes.
* Previously unreleased