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Watch Young Fathers perform ‘War’ in session for 405tv

April 4, 2014

Originally posted on the 405


Independent LA-based record label Anticon have released some of our very favourite innovative records since its inception in 1998 – and are continuing this fine tradition with Young Fathers.

Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole, and ‘G’ Hastings are the trio behind YF who craft brooding, and highly original hip-hop that somewhat reflects each member’s eclectic background. Their debut album DEAD saw a release earlier this year that our writer Andrew Hannah described in the following terms:

“It is one of the most compelling British, never mind Scottish, hip-hop records in recent memory, a celebration, a melting pot of nation and culture and a call to keep going even though, and we all feel it sometimes, it’s really bloody hard to.”

So while touring the album around Europe, we filmed a session with the trio of their track ‘War’ in London that you can feast your eyes and ears on below.

DEAD is out now through Big Dada / Anticon, and you can order it here.

Created by Stephen Bevan & Tim Boddy

Audio mix by Jake Murray

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