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Ursula Rucker: Supa Sista

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Rucker’s seductive tones have appeared on albums by artists from King Britt to the Roots and Josh Wink. Part of the ever-burgeoning Philly scene, Rucker’s is the voice of social consciousness and truth that hip-hop has become too egomaniacal to express. Her spoken word is intimate, startling, and powerful. Stripped of all useless posturing or needless rhymes, she comes with a pure flow that is intensely honest. The musical backing is a fusion of jazz, hip-hop and soul. 4Hero’s jazz n’ bass graces "What???" as Rucker twists her verbal barbs around the skittering beat. "7" maintains a more downtempo mood as Rucker and MC M.A.D recount a fantastical romance. Rucker flips the standard hip-hop lexicon to add urgency to her point and invert your pre-programmed sense of meaning. This is a masterful album not for the faint of mind. Supa Sista? No doubt.

Courtesy of BPM Magazine/ DJmixed.com

| Record Label: Studio K7 | Style: Beyond Jazz


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