Rodney P 'The Next Chapter / Recognise Me (I’m An African)' 7"
The Next Chapter / Recognise Me (I’m An African) marks the return of the godfather of British hip-hop, Rodney P aka The Riddim Killa, with his first solo release in over a decade. Out on Tru Thoughts, the white promo 7” represents the Rodney P of today. The two killer tracks embody and personify the evolving music and culture of his heritage while paying homage to his contribution to the UK hip-hop canon.
The Next Chapter is both personal and cultural. It’s a reintroduction to the hugely influential legend while laying out the next chapter in his respected career. Recognise Me (I’m An African) see’s Rodney reconnect on a deeper level with his West-Indian heritage as a second-generation immigrant. Referencing Ghanaian politician and revolutionary Kwame Nkrumah, Rodney explores themes of identity and the ideology of pan-Africanism (the idea that the destiny of all people of African descent, depends on the fate of the continent of Africa). A pioneer who inspired a generation of hip-hop and grime MCs with his home-grown reggae-influenced flow, Rodney P set the scene ablaze back in the late ‘80s with the seminal group London Posse. Since then, he has had a rich and varied career as a radio and television personality, while musically collaborating with the likes of Bjork, Skinnyman, Omar, MJ Cole and countless others.
Regarded as the Godfather of British Hip Hop. Inspired a whole generation of British emcees and producers as the first to rap in an authentic London accent and produce a home-grown Hip Hop reggae vibe that is distinctly rooted in the UK.
Catalogue number: TRU7377
Label: Tru Thoughts