Politically rap with a party edge...
'Baghdad Shake' artwork

Rap has always struggled to deal with socio-political topics.

After all, hip hop aims to rock the club, and nothing kills a rave stone dead like a lecture from some history professor.

Sole though, is different. Realising he has to grab hold of a crowd and not let go, the rapper fuses a direct, impossible to ignore approach with an awareness of what is happening in the world around him.

New album 'Death Drive' is out now, and it takes no prisoners - sonically or lyrically. Highlight 'Baghdad Shake' immediately became an anthem of sorts, with Sole explaining that it is "a song about war profiteers, disaster capitalists, empire, terrorism and dance."

Boasting some muscular trap-influenced production from DJ Pain 1, it matches Sole's blistering delivery against beats which could give TNGHT a run for their money.

Daedelus' Bang Remix adds some fluorescence to the mix, ramping up the energy as Sole vows to "make it rain like white phosphorous."

Check it out now.

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