With all the inert booze n' benjaminz braggadocio rap that's been flowing through the mainstream, it's become increasingly rare to find hip-hop artists with style, influence, and intention. It's not a new phenomenon, as outlined by Binary Star's indictment of the genre from 1999.
The Age Of L.U.N.A. (an acronym for Live Under No Authority) aim to take things back to their roots with a modern twist. Their latest single "Freddie" is a clever piece of conscious-rap akin to Public Enemy, imbued with jazz influences and 90s hip-hop beats.
The London quartet is comprised of MCs NK-OK, Butch, and Kyote, with sultry vocals courtesy of Daniella. They deliver their message with the confident, rebellious spirit of NWA, nodding to Wu-Tang in their lyrics.
If you're a hip-hop head looking for a reinvigoration of the old-school, look no further than The Age Of L.U.N.A. Support their music by purchasing the single here.