Smoove - Flava (Wack)
18th September 2023
We enter a weather worn week with some sunny side up kick-in-the-door-type rap steez from the never-not-working Wack Records camp. The label’s output of late has blessed us with some of the crunchiest hip hop blends this side of Pete Rock Land and our crates are even more well off for that fact. First debuted on Smoove and Turell’s Northern Coal Experience Radio Show, it has reverberated around the 45 Live HQ office ever since and continues to top our current favourites whiteboard chart in the staff kitchen. We enjoy nothing more than putting the needle on this Wack record and watching some of our more reserved staff members break out the crazy extended Das EFX dance moves. If this record elicits the same response in you then you should know you’re not alone. Long time collaborator for the label, Smoove takes this celebrated 90’s posse cut in a whole new direction and in doing so instils some new rap flava to what was essentially a stripped down affair. On 'Flava', Smoove bring the horns for some snap-a-neck action that will reverberate from Hollis to Hollywood. Fasttrack those fingertips to the Juno website to cop yours before they sell out.