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Ed Rowe & KVH 'Change'

REVIEW: A hip hop call to action that shouldn't be necessary in 2014

The New Beatmaker favourite Ed Rowe teams up with Ukrainian producer KVH for 'Change', a song that lambasts policy brutality and laments environmental neglect.


'Justice? Please, Just this week / I heard another brother being murdered in the street...' rages Rowe, an MC who is blessed with an abundance of both nimble lyrical skill and affable presence.  KVH's provides the perfect backdrop for Ed to drop knowledge over, with it's mix of hard drums and haunting melody.
'Justice? Please, Just this week / I heard another brother being murdered in the street...' rages Rowe, an
MC who is blessed with an abundance of both nimble lyrical skill and affable presence.
Rowe has quickly become one of The New Beatmaker's favourite MC's and I look forward to checking out more from beatmaker KVH.

Their collaborative project 'Reflective Melody' should give fans of soulful boom bap beats and skillfully delivered, intelligent lyrics a reason to be optimistic, whilst the shocking audio that
precedes this poignant and potent protest song most certainly will not.  

(Credit: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz)
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