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Gangster Chronicles: The Definitive Collection
~ London Posse

  • Label: Tru Thoughts
  • Cat Number: TRUCD254

* + free album MP3 download.

Tracklist

Arrow Icon Money MadBuy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Livin PancootBuy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Original London StyleBuy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Remedy For The Black Ash BluesBuy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Jump AroundBuy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Sexy Gal Featuring Buy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Gangster ChronicleBuy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Live Like The Other Half DoBuy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Oversized IdiotBuy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Tell Me SomethingBuy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Hows Life In LondonBuy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon StyleBuy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Jump Around (Censored Mix)Buy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Money Mad (Drumagick Jungle Remix)Buy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Future No.1Buy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Diamonds Are ForeverBuy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon London MassiveBuy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon RoughnecksBuy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Style (The Nextmen Remix)Buy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Shut The Fuck Up Bitch You CanBuy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Gangster Chronicles (Sparkii Ski Remix)Buy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Hows Life In LondonBuy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Jump Around (Nomad Soul Remix)Buy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Money Mad (Wrongtom Remix)Buy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Gangster Chronicle (Steve Mason Kronk Remix)Buy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon London Stylee (Hint Version)Buy MP3 £0.50L 1
Arrow Icon Money Mad (Drumagick Step Remix)Buy MP3 £0.50L 1

Description

Please note you can buy this album with an exclusive London Posse cap for £30.00

“The best British album of all time”HIP HOP CONNECTION

"finally gave British rap an identity of its own."DAILY TELEGRAPH

"a musical Molotov cocktail"NME

“I’d never heard anything like it before - it inspired me to get involved in the music game”VIS (BBC 1XTRA)

The legacy of London Posse can never be underestimated as they blazed the trail for our own artists to truly find their own identity” – K MAG 

“one of the best albums EVER, period” – UKHH

“THE seminal UK hip hop album” – BANQUET RECORDS, LONDON                                   

On 17th June, Tru Thoughts will release ‘Gangster Chronicles: The Definitive Collection’, the London Posse’s game changing 1990 longplayer repackaged and augmented with a comprehensive selection of previously unheard tracks and brand new remixes. With the “Money Mad” single release as a taster, further big-time remixes to look forward to on the album include the handiwork of Steve Mason and The Nextmen.

To announce the project, a new mini-documentary launched online on 12th April; a whirlwind trip through the archives, it charts the wit and grit, the rise and influence of MCs Rodney P and Bionic and their London Posse as they rewrote the hip hop rule book. Watch it on youtube.com/truthoughtsrecords.

For Rodney P, now a major solo artist alongside work with Dub Pistols, Freq Nasty, Skinnyman, Roots Manuva and Roni Size and more, this re-launch is a revelation: “I love the remixes - it was interesting for me to hear how other people interpret the songs that we made over 20 years ago”. Reflecting on the original LP and its momentous influence on everyone from Wretch 32 to Wiley, he continues, “I'm amazed and thankful to have been involved in album that in hindsight was a huge landmark for hip hop in the UK. When we originally recorded the album we know we were doing something a little different, but had no way of knowing the impact.”

 One person who felt the impact of the album at the time is Tru Thoughts Head of A&R, Robert Luis; a longtime hip hop crate-digger, born and bred in the capital, he tells of what London Posse meant to him, and his excitement at the chance to compile this definitive collection: “Rodney P is so much one of my musical heroes, I still have to pinch myself a bit when he walks in the room! The London Posse were truly a breath of fresh hip hop air when I first heard them. Referencing slang and areas in their own accents that a whole generation knew about or would want to know about, they were truly the first authentic UK hip hop crew - proud of their background and wanting to share their world through the art of hip hop. It is a great honour to be releasing the Definitive Collection of their music on Tru Thoughts. It was exciting going through old master tapes and DATs to discover some previously unreleased gems – this is an authentic piece of music history. What is also amazing as you listen to the album is that a lot of the lyrics are still very relevant today...the slang may have changed but the stories are about a day-to-day life that many people still experience.”


 

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