Hus Kingpin - PORTISHUS
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January 21, 2021 / Release Date
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Hus hardest album in over a year with vivid content and a grim take on the sound of Portishead. Hus achieves a stark, atmospheric sound with an ensemble of producers using many of the same samples used by Portishead and using sounds lifted from and resembling their albums. He's brought A-game coke-rap imagery and focused wordplay that an overabundance of features has killed on his last several albums (though I really liked his collab album w Roc C).



Fav tracks: Barriers, Meet the Poet, The Gram Tape, The Atticus Play, Money, Sex, Drugs, The Heroes, Chasing Ghosts, Sunkist, Pt. 2
Least fav tracks: Belly, A Killer's Quench


Hus Kingpin brings in over a dozen different producers to transform samples from Portishead's first two albums into a tribute to the moody trip-hop aesthetic the Bristol three-piece helped to create. As a huge Portishead fan, I was bound to love this album but it still stands on its own as a modern boom-bap album. Although, it loses its way a little in the second half when the features become a bit excessive.

Favourite Tracks: Who Made You Look, Barriers, Meet The Poet, Beth Gibbons*, The ... read more

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Track List

  1. Who Made You Look
  2. Barriers
  3. Meet The Poet
  4. Beth Gibbons
  5. The Struggling (feat. El Ay)
  6. Belly (feat. Rain AKA Black Widow)
  7. A Killer’s Quench (feat. Doza The Drum Dealer, Vinnie Paz, Kingpen Slim)
  8. The Gram Tape
  9. Ageless (feat. Roc C)
  10. Dark Mourning (feat. Big Twins & Cashmere P)
  11. The Professionals (feat. Rozewood & SageInfinite)
  12. The Atticus Play
  13. Money, Sex, Drugs (feat. Musalini)
  14. Kool Keith
  15. The Heroes (feat. Ransom & Willie The Kid)
  16. Chasing Ghosts (feat. Breeze Brewin)
  17. The Intruders (feat. Von Poe & Ty Farris)
  18. Shooters Harmony (feat. Spade Bangbino)
  19. Sunkist, Pt. 2 (feat. SmooVth & Nems)
  20. Snotty Jail - Freestyle (feat. Snotty)
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Added on: January 16, 2021