A link to this new Mongrels tune sneaked into my inbox on saturday afternoon, a real nice surprise it was to.
For those that don’t know, the Mongrels are a hip hop duo from Sheffield consisting of Benjamin and graffiti artist Kid Acne. Both have release solo material, Kid Acne has 3 albums under his belt, “Romance Ain’t Dead” on Lex Records, “Council Pop” and “Rap Traffic” both on the Invisible Spies label. Benjamin releasing the “Red Sun/Hero Theme” 7″ also on the Invisible Spies label, as well as being Ackers tour DJ.
Mongrels released two 7″ singles back in the early 2000, both with their unique, old skool, lo-fi take on hip hop, and now they are back!
Not only are the Kid and Benjamin back together, along with their on-going collaborator Req One, but they have also managed to pull Sebash out from the wilderness. Seb is better known as one half of 90’s hip hop freak funkers, New Kingdom or as Truck Stop, who released a couple of singles on Wordsound.
The result is sounding proper fresh and has been on constant rotation, I just hope this means the Mongrels have more for us to come!