Smoke Filled Room is masterpiece Hip-Hop and is Juga-Naut & Giallo Point’s second album. The title of the album comes from seeing the music world as a smoke filled room, during a time of crisis in 2020/2021 the smoke cleared, the veil drops, and most things are not what they appear to be on the shallow and fragile surface. The title track also pays homage to the Jazz greats of the Blue Note era. The journey taken on this record is one of a true love for the art form, that we live and breathe everyday. Jugz & Giallo have truly gelled, the production and rhymes are like water, and the landscape walked throughout the album is vast and very different with every track. Hard beats and bars, catchy choruses, the intricate wordplay is introspective, critical, funny, braggadocios and studded with social and cultural commentary. This album is both artists truly at their best, Giallo behind the MPC, Jugz on the Mic, no features, take a seat… in the ‘Smoke Filled Room’.
This album is best listened to on 8-Track, while contemplating the duality of human existence while driving a 1994 Toyota Corolla.
(Limited hand numbered black vinyl edition)