One of our favourite Hip-hop albums of late is one that appears to have snuck under all the major radars yet has blasted our radar to bits with some kind of advanced sonic boom blaster. Father Abraham from Boston takes on full creative duties on I Am Not The Sailor I Am The Captain and manages to marry his passionate delivery perfectly to the neck snapping yet head twisting production. It's off-key without getting lost or seeming contrived, regains the hunger of one of Hip-hop's golden ages without being dated and gives off an endearing DIY quality without being cheap.
You can pick up a limited CD copy of the album here, but we've included a few of our favourites below (you can also pick up HIAFC from our latest chart).
Father Abraham - Yeah Hell Yeah / alt link
Father Abraham - Asteroid Belt +++ Giraffterbirth / alt link
Father Abraham - helpmesaveme / alt link
Father Abraham - Morphine's Lullaby / alt link
The album is on constant rotation here at Chrome Mansions and is likely to be for some time, but meanwhile Father Abraham is proving himself to be ever more prolific with a project in which he produces, records and releases a song a week which you can pick up over at specially designated blog 52pickup.us where he also gives an insightful and enjoyable breakdown to each track.
Bonus Download: Chino XL - Nahh! / alt link
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Unless specified, any mp3s linked to on this blog are purely for promotional trial purposes only and should be deleted from a computer within 24 hours. If you like what you hear show respect to the person who made it and go buy the album.
If an artist or label spots material of theirs on this blog and is not pleased by this, contact me and I will remove it immediately.
SOME OF OUR OLD SKOOL MIXES
Chrome Kids - Pyjama Ban
Welsh Electronic Mix recorded for BBC 1Xtra (Jan 2010)
Chrome Kids - Knowledge Me
Mix recorded for Knowledge Magazine (Nov 2009)
Chrome Kids - Pimp My Tour Bus
Mix recorded for Adam Walton's Mystery Tour on BBC Radio Wales (Oct 2009)
Welsh Hip-hop Mix Recorded for Rob Da Bank & Friends on BBC Radio 1 - Nov 2008