Speech Debelle – Searching
Speech Debelle is a new signing to the Ninja Tune hip-hop imprint Big Dada. Fresh out of London town, Speech Debelle delivers conscious cyphers with admirable honesty and a soft, yet rhythmic, flow that will seduce your ears within mere moments of listening.
The debut 7″ single from Speech Debelle is the delightfully warm Searching. The subtle blend of acoustic guitar and hushed beats provide steady accompaniment for the sublime lyricism that offers us that sweet, sweet solace. Comparable to Big Dada label mate Roots Manuva on the honest and personal social commentary tip, yet unique enough with her own style to snare the ears of those looking for something refreshing in not just UK hip-hop, but hip-hop in general.
Check out this mini documentary/introduction for Speech Debelle on YouTube to learn more about her and her upcoming debut album Speech Therapy on Big Dada…
Acoustic, emotive and soulful, this is an intricate and beautiful take on the hip-hop genre, but as ever it isn’t all about the style, it’s the execution that matters and Speech Debelle has got heads looking her way, and one of those heads is mine. Looking forward to that album when it drops, presumably sometime next year – keep a look out.