Congo Natty: Jungle Revolution

The album features ragga toasting, massive dub-reggae bass, booming junglist beats and charged Rastafarian imagery

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“I don’t care about your charts or your playlists,” Congo Natty declares on Jungle Revolution.

He did care about them once though – back when he went by the name Rebel MC, releasing the rap-pop crossover hit “Street Tuff” in 1989. But then the MC (real name Michael West) executed an about-turn, helping pioneer jungle in the early 1990s, the window-rattling London sound that was later smartened into drum-and-bass.

Jungle Revolution powerfully revives that earlier, wilder time with ragga toasting, massive dub-reggae bass, booming junglist beats and charged Rastafarian imagery. The nostalgia comes freighted with raw urgency.

Congo Natty

Jungle Revolution

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