2019 album. Hip-hop. Also available on Vinyl.
Two seminal artists and hip-hop’s favourite superheroes have unleashed the highly anticipated album ‘Adventures Of A Reluctant Superhero’ from Chali 2NA & Krafty Kuts. American rapper and hip hop artist Charles Stewart , better known as Chali 2na has done it all. From his days growing up on the hardscrabble streets of Chicago’s south side, to his subsequent explosion onto Los Angeles’ burgeoning hip-hop scene, to his tenure as MC for seminal hip-hop group Jurassic 5, Chali epitomises the portrait of a 21st century artist. English producer and DJ Krafty Kuts, real name Martin Reeves, is the multi-award winning DJ/producer and the undisputed King of breaks. Acclaimed in the UK, adored in Australia, admired in North America, Krafty is a living legend of electronic music. His multi-genre sets, dexterity on the decks and dedication to dance floor hedonism have earned him hierarchy status in every genre of electronic music. Together they injected the golden-era hip hop into the atmosphere of the Ghetto Funk Nightclub during their 2018 Adventures of a Reluctant Superhero European Tour.
The industry’s most recognisable voice, Chali 2na, and turntable wizard Krafty Kuts have been not-so-secretly preparing this project since 2017 through over 150 live shows and countless studio sessions. The time has finally come to grab your capes, don a pair of tights and load up the turntable ready for the show to begin. This is ‘Adventures Of A Reluctant Super Hero’ - prepare for the Purple Assassin and the Scratchman as they come and save your city, the scene and hip-hop as we know it.
Featuring a who’s-who of collaborations and guest appearances from hip-hop royalty, this 14-track record takes you to just about every corner of the genre, leaving no stone unturned. With Lyrics Born and Gift Of Gab joining on ‘Guard The Fort’ to deliver a serious statement of intent to open the LP, the rest of the record is an adventure through funk, breaks, rolling basslines, buckets of groove and everything in-between.
Throw in a generous portion of expertly delivered bars and vocals from genre sidekicks like Harry Shotta, Skye (Morcheeba), Omar, Dynamite MC and more, and you’re left with a hip-hop record that not even the comic books could have conceived.
Krafty explains the records vibe they were going for being “We kind of went back to the origins of hip hop and also bringing back the funk and also... a bit more of a fun side of it, too. We've always done that me and Chali -- we've always tried to bring a good fun element to hip hop. We just bring that golden-era sound back in a new style in our own way and we use fusions of funk, jazz, hip hop... there's some really crazy stuff in there. There are sounds we didn't believe existed. We just found these sounds digging for samples and by working with artists we're big fans of like Omar from the UK soul scene. We're literally buzzing about it and are very proud of it.”LP version comes with an exclusive 8-page comic-book by official Star Wars illustrator JAKe + full album download