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Remarkably this soul and funk infused hip-hop tour de force arrives two decades

 

after its creation and the duo's debut LP, Ghetto Pop Life which celebrates its 20th

 

anniversary this year.

 

 

 

Enthused by the response to Ghetto Pop Life, soon after Danger Mouse and

 

Jemini began to tour and to write and record Born Again. Finally, having been

 

recorded two decades ago and indefinitely shelved until now, Born Again will

 

finally be released to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of Ghetto Pop Life.

 

 

 

The previously unheard record retains many of the elements of Danger Mouse

 

and Jemini's debut; the fun- loving, shit- talking innocence, but also adopts a

 

noticeably more introspective and confessional tone. This time, in addition to

 

light-hearted topics such as being an incredible artist (Knuckle Sandwich II,

 

Brooklyn Basquiat), living large and being a magnet for attention (Me), Jemini

 

also delivers highly- personal and occasionally devastating lyrics about missed

 

opportunities and redemption (All I, Born Again), his time in prison (Locked Up)

 

and complicated relationship with his father (Dear Poppa).

 

 

 

His effortless free flowing cadence and indelible sing-song delivery elevate each

 

track with a melodic infectiousness whilst Danger Mouse exhibits an affinity for

 

resonant instrumentals built from sampled organ, vibraphone, or guitar loops and

 

infused with his trademark minor key magic. The result is a classic,

 

timeless hip hop record.

Danger Mouse & Jemini - Born Again (Indies Pacific Blue Vinyl)

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