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Jister by Mark Blizard

As has become customary for our birthday celebrations, we’re extremely excited to bring you another compilation album featuring the cream of the North East crop.

The album is FREE to download from our Bandcamp page; today, we focus on Jister & The Lion Ranger’s Now That You.

Jister & The Lion Ranger – Now That You

Jister’s loose, laid-back flows and The Lion Ranger’s organic beats and samples can bring out the B-boy or girl in just about anybody. From the opening soul hook and louche syncopated rhymes, Now That You is a glorious throwback to a time when hip-hop was still in the ascendency.

Jister explains: “The track is the one that got us on Scroobius Pip’s tour. Pip is one of my all-time musical heroes, so to have him not only heap praise on our music but to offer us support slots was amazing. The song is quite a complex one lyrically, but I suppose it’s an external version of an internal monologue about how confident I am in what I’m doing in life and in music, toying with the idea that I have a clue what’s going on.”

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