It is all about the old school grooves in the luxe hip hop debut from LA newcomer Ahmad Nur. ‘Old News’, featuring Mauni Maun, throws in RnB vocal melodies and Snoop Dogg-level chill rap bars on the inventively distorted jazz-infused instrumentals, which immediately sets Nur apart from the rest of the up-and-coming names that have flocked to the airwaves in 2022.
Yet, the far more striking distinction in Old News is the soul that was thrown at it as a consequence of Nur’s anger that racial injustice is old news once again – despite all of the issues that sprawled across the headlines are still happening every day, just as rampantly.
Old News is now available to stream via Spotify.
Review by Amelia Vandergast