Young Fathers won the Mercury prize in 2014 for their album DEAD, but honestly the more interesting thing about them is that they’re a rap trio from Edinburgh, Scotland. Listening to previously released singles like “Shame” and “Rain Or Shine,” the closest comparison I came up with was TV On The Radio, or maybe Shabazz Palaces due to the gloomy, frenetic pace. But ‘G’ Hastings, Alloysious Massaquoi, and Kayus Bankole freely mix hip-hop with industrial noise and even crunchy Passion Pit-pop elements in a way that sounds completely their own. Their new album is called White Men Are Black Men Too and you can stream the whole thing below, a week before its release. Listen.
White Men Are Black Men Too is out 4/7 on Big Dada.