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Gangster Chronicles: The Definitive Collection

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Widely considered as the best British hip hop album of all time

On 17th June, Tru Thoughts release ‘Gangster Chronicles: The Definitive Collection’, the London Posse’s game changing 1990 LP ‘Gangster Chronicle’ repackaged and augmented with a comprehensive selection of exclusive, previously unheard tracks, and eclectic, cutting-edge remixes including the handiwork of Steve Mason, Wrongtom, The Nextmen, Hint and Drumagick. In-depth liner notes by London Posse blogger/biographer Jimbo Jones complete the experience, telling the colourful story of these UK pioneers.

To announce the project, a new Mini-Documentary launched in mid-April on YouTube.com/TruThoughtsRecords; a whirlwind trip through the archives, it charts the wit and grit, the rise and influence of MCs Rodney P and Bionic and their London Posse as they rewrote the hip hop rule book. With 1000s of views already, this offbeat and entertaining clip has been blogged on Mixmag, Suspect Packages and beyond; and the announcement has stirred up a slew of press interest in the release, with early confirmed coverage including MOJO and Uncut.

‘Gangster Chronicles: The Definitive Collection’ is preceded by the “Money Mad” single on 13th May; the track regarded by many as the finest UK rap single of all time, “Money Mad” gains another chance to shine here, 25 years on, alongside new track “Future No.1” and the Wrongtom and Drumagick remixes. Tastemaker props have come from the likes of DJ Yoda, Mark Pritchard (Warp), Mr Thing, Disorda (Suspect Packages) and Alexander Nut (Rinse FM), and the deep love in evidence for the classic tune is accompanied by rapturous reactions to the new material and this opportunity to explore the London Posse phenomenon afresh.

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released May 17, 2013

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Since his days in the seminal UK hip hop group London Posse, Rodney P has been widely regarded as the Godfather of British hip hop. Inspiring a whole generation of British emcees and producers by being the first to rap in his authentic London accent, he produced a homegrown hip hop/reggae vibe that is distinctly rooted in the UK. ... more

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