Hip Hop Artist/DJ /Producer and pioneer of the Scottish music scene Nasty P is back – or is he?
No Tellin’ is the upcoming E.P from the award-winning producer Nasty P, and where his critically acclaimed album The Story so Far represented heavyweight hip-hop with guest verses from the likes of Akil from Jurassic 5, Skinnyman, and rhymester Oddisee, this is a taster before the album which is to be an altogether more schizophrenic affair from his darker alter ego – Rich Mundi (check out the remix) – fusing hip-hop, electronica, RnB, festival bumpers and deep instrumental jams.
Since dropping his last album Nasty has immersed himself in a hectic DJ schedule including sets at practically every venue in Scotland, performances at Outlook festival Croatia, supports with hip-hop big hitters including Dead Prez, KRS 1, Talib Kweli, Rakim, and Earl Sweatshirt, not to mention Sub Motion Orchestra, the dub influenced Jungle, and UK legend Roots Manuva. In between he has found the time to record and perform as one half of electronic duo and was even asked to support Jamie Cullem personally after Jamie heard his soul-inspired production for singer and collaborator, Naledi.
With all this experimentation it should come as no surprise that Nasty is pushing boundaries this time round – although he has still managed to set things off with an almighty collab with some major names in hip-hop!
First single, the hip hop banger no tellin’ features the star-studded line up of Termanology, Reks, Ed O.G and Akrobatik!, while Round again has a more stripped-down sound featuring M.A.D from Groove Armada’s “Superstylin” fame. As the E.P progresses it moves from a solid hip-hop foundation to the more experimental and booming 808 gospel rhythms of “One more time” and the slow but pulsating “Truth Story”. All of which makes for an intro a bit of a Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde journey, but who’d expect anything less from this Edinburgh-based beatsmith?
This E.P is to get you introduced to the 12-track album set to be one of the most exciting and eclectic Scottish releases of 2017, so to those who already know Nasty P, it’s good to have you back, and to those who want to discover more, welcome to the whacked-out world of Rich Mundi.