ALBUM REVIEW: Rejjie Snow – Baw Baw Black Sheep | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 09.07.21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Given the current levels of global bedlam, it’s small wonder that escapism would be the pith of Rejjie Snow‘s immersive sophomore LP. Playfully abstract and amply laced with dreamy filmic overtones, Baw Baw Black Sheep’s omnivorous palette is patently skewed more towards gleefully hyper-colourful curveballs than its monochromatic moniker suggests.

Revelling in laid-back vibes, this deliciously cohesive record serves up a smorgasbord of delights that make hay of Snow’s ineffable penchant for flouting hip-hop conventions. Sunny groovers like Mirrors and Disco Pantz find the Dublin rapper deep in his comfort zone – gliding effortlessly over breezy sonics. Elsewhere, Snow’s rangy fluidity waxes radiant on the blaxploitation-indebted Oreos, which sees punchy bars stirred into a simmering jazzy roux. Get stuck in!

 

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