Perhaps too harshly judged for being a fledgling artist who won the Mercury Prize who didn’t translate that success into sales, it’s good to see Speech Debelle back and armed with a more full-formed sound than her previous album Speech Therapy.
‘Studio Backpack Rap’ is the first single from her second album Freedom Of Speech and finds her in more colourful mode with some lively live arrangements. The album is out in February. Just after the London Riots, Speech released a track called ‘Blaze Up A Fire’ featuring Roots Manuva and Realism.
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