Speech Debelle “Freedom of Speech”

Speech Debelle’s a rapper from London. Strings and synths provide the texture behind this MC. “Elephant in the Living Room” has to do with no longer being willing to look the other way at injustice.
Acoustic guitar accompanies Debelle on “Angel Wings.” The neat thing about English rappers are the Briticisms that end up in the flow. “I’m With It” is a breezy number that I really liked. More R&B than rap as well.
If you long for the rap-rock days of Limp Bizkit and Kid Rock, “Collapse” will please you. It’s slightly angry and has very pronounced drums and electric guitar. The last track is “Sun Dog,” a somber one that completes the exhibition of depth that Debelle offers up on “Freedom of Speech.”
In a lot of ways this record is what you would expect, but you’d be remiss if you didn’t give it a listen and get a full understanding of what it’s all about.

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