Issuez – The Beijing KokkTale
After a number of EP’s, singles, and related projects, Issuez finally releases his solo album, “The Beijing KokkTale”. If you have checked out his previous work, you know what kind of thing to expect, hard, full on, uncompromising, experimental hip hop; and I have to say, I think this is his best work to date. 14 tracks long, The Beijing KokkTale may not be the easiest listen ever, but that is part of the appeal. If you don’t want to hear the typical blah blah, weed, money, swag, nonsense, Issuez doesn’t give it to you, he gives you his own unique take on hip hop, life and well, everything.
The production is handled by DJ Hotel, Voider One, Passive65ive (who also makes a vocal appearance), Agartha Audio, Waatu, Lamebot, Optimus GFN and Gold Panda. An impressive line-up I’m sure you’d agree.
The Beijing Kokktale stands out in a hip hop scene that can all too often be formulaic and tired. Big up Issuez for being himself and not comprising his vision of hip hop.