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Vibrations: Roll Deep Man Riko Dan On His 13 Favourite LPs
Yemi Abiade , February 28th, 2018 10:19

The grime veteran has a varied musical history, and his 13 selections across rap, soul and dancehall are proof.


Mobb Deep - The Infamous
This album is good, but it has more to do with where I was in life at the time. Although not as bad, that's the kind of life I was on in those days. A track like 'Shook Ones Pt. 2' is the best example. It sounds like the roads. I'll listen to the album now and I still get chills, but I don't lead that kind of life anymore which is even sweeter. In my eyes, Prodigy wasn't even that technically good, but the rappers knew that he does what he's saying. A lot of rapping is the bravado so if you have a little bit of realness, you're nice, and Mobb Deep are very real. They were always disappearing as well; they did music but still did road, so they would vanish for six months and then come back.