By Georgi Bomb
Politically-charged, crossover band Senser are set to release a compilation of early hip hop covers, as a prequel to 2009’s How To Do Battle.
Titled Biting Rhymes, the EP will paying homage to the artists who inspired their pioneering rap-rock-metal sound. Senser have chosen songs from what can be considered the second wave of Hip Hop by Public Enemy, Eric B and Rakim, LL Cool J, and The Beastie Boys to rework in their own style. The versions vary from faithful renditions to explorations of the original themes and certain live recordings that date from early in their career.
They say: “This is really the music most of us grew up with, to us early Hip Hop represents a parallel with folk music, or the Jazz standards – a lexicon of classics.”
In celebration of this awesome release, they are streaming their rendition of Public Enemy’s Channel Zero, which features a sample of Slayer’s Angel of Death. Check it out below.
The full tracklisting follows and Biting Rhymes will be available as a digital download on Novemeber 27, through Imprint Records and they are giving away the final track, Looking Down the Barrel of the Gun, absolutely free!
- Dont Believe The Hype (Public Enemy)
- Follow The Leader (Eric B and Rakim)
- Mama Said Knock You Out (LL Cool J)
- Channel Zero (Public Enemy feat. Slayer)
- Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun (The Beastie Boys)
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- 13th – The Fleece, Bristol, UK (Support – Cars On Fire, Rock In Your Pocket)
- 14th – Cavern, Exeter, UK (Support – Idiom)
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- 1st – La Condition Publique, Roubaix, France
There is just one, modern-day word that can be used to describe this news: OMG.