The good folk at Bandcamp made an announcement earlier this week to say they will be donating 100% of their profits to the American Civil Liberties Union this Friday, to help contribute to those who are currently working to oppose last week’s Executive Order barring immigrants and refugees from seven Middle Eastern countries from entering the United States.
Why not use this opportunity to do your bit whislt stocking up your music collection, by checking out Wordplay’s top 5 hip-hop albums we think deserve a place in your music collection.
5. Fliptrix – Patterns of Escapism (£7)
If you’ve not already got your hands on Fliptrix’s latest album then now’s your chance. Featuring fellow High Focus artists, including Ocean Wisdom, Verb T, Dabbla and The Four Owls collective, this album offers up some of Fliptrix’s finest verses to date.
4. Split Prophets – Scribbled Thoughts (£5)
This 2011 release by Split Prophets is a game changer. Grabbing the attention with tracks like ‘Drop of Poison’ and ‘Ain’t Amused’, this highly regarded album should have pride of place in your music selection.
3. Jehst – The Return of the Drifter (£7.49)
The first full length LP from hip-hop veteran Jehst, should be a staple part of every UK hip-hop fans diet. Featuring hailed classics like ‘1979’, ‘High Plains Anthem’ and ‘Alcoholic Author’, this is an oldie, but a goodie.
2. Phil N’ The Dotz – Phil N’ The Dotz (£7)
Hip-hop duo Phil N’ The Dotz debut feature length did not disappoint when it first dropped back in 2014, and you can still get your hands on it today. Featuring some of the UK’s biggest rappers and producers, including Klashnekoff, Black Twang, Leaf Dog and Pete Cannon.
1. DJ Sammy B-Side – Wordplay Sessions Vol 1 (£2.50)
Finally, it wouldn’t be a full top 5 without Wordplay’s very own mix tape. Take a trip down memory lane and wrap your ears around Sammy B-Side’s first of the Wordplay Sessions series. Whilst you’re there, be sure to check out the rest.
For more inspiration on purchases, check out Bandcamp’s very own compilation of albums made in solidarity, featuring artists from the affected Middle Eastern countries.