Lowlife emcee Dubbledge touched down in Brighton at the Rare Kind Gallery yesterday to promote his new album The Richest Man In Babylon, and a fantastic number of local heads turned out to support. The live procedings were kicked off by Last Minute Records' Salvo, after Daps had bumped the vibe up spinning some hot joints for the crowd who had ignored the shitty weather to represent. Salvo's been making noise recently, winning freestyle battles up in the Smoke, and over his brother 184's beats he definitely comes off well.
Next up was 'Edge, and he didn't disappoint, blasting through tracks filled with that trademark swagger and the odd story about a tramp shitting in a bin. Nasty. From Ego Trip to Da Work Out, there were some definitely big tracks on display here. Now I hadn't heard too much of Dubbledge before yesterday, just the odd guest verses I've heard on Foreign Beggars tracks and various other places, but I was impressed enough to hand over some hard earned scrilla to bag myself a copy of the LP, and it should get some heavy rotation in the coming weeks. If you get a chance to see him live, or pick up a copy of the album, then do it. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Big big love to Das @ Rare Kind for sorting this out - rumour has it that there could well be another instore from someone else in December, so keep your eyes peeled.
Photos courtesy of Damian Jennings