The Essance (Special Edition)

by Essa

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  • The classic debut album from Yungun (a.k.a. Essa), now reissued with additional bonus tracks.

    "An essential chapter in the homegrown hip-hop history book" - Touch Magazine.

     £7 GBP

     

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02:51
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03:44
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00:30
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03:48
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04:16
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02:48
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02:56
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03:18

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released 01 May 2004

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Essa London, UK

It's not your typical rap sheet. Born in a leafy suburb, educated at a prestigious boarding school and qualified as a city lawyer. But somewhere along the way (under former name Yungun) Essa became a key figure in UK hip-hop's "golden era" with shameless party joints, cryptic love songs, bilingual Spanglish wordplay and soul-searching escapism, earning nods from the likes of Nas and Mark Ronson. ... more

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