Street Karma (A Cautionary Tale)

Artist: The Herbaliser Feat. Jean Grae

Year: 2008

By Mark Devlin | 30 October 2010

From The Herbaliser's 'Same As It Never Was' album, this is one of the most cinematic and evocative hip-hop tracks ever made. Fascinating lyrical storytelling, and drenched in brooding atmosphere with a Lalo Schiffrin-esque instrumentation. It really requires at least three listens straight to get the full impact.

Sadly, there's no video as such. Can you imagine how mindblowing it would be if the scenes here were acted out?  Absolute musical perfection, and another reason why, when done correctly, hip hop is the most creative musical art form in the world.

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