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Hip-hop · France / USA
Friday · 0:30AM · Radar

20Syl and Mr J. Medeiros have known each other for a long time, since their respective bands Hocus Pocus and The Procussions worked together on the album 73 Touches in 2004. Between the C2C beatmaker from Nantes and the American MC, the magic happens and their first album, The Upper Hand testifies to it. Well-researched instrumentals halfway between boom-bap and futuristic sounds mixed with religious and philosophic lyrics delivered in an intelligent and versatile flow. The cocktail is instantly seductive and is perfectly adapted for live shows. AllttA (which stands for A little lower than the Angels) proves that hip-hop can be remarkably modern while remaining deeply respectful of its roots.

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