SHAME THE DEVIL – VOTED UK HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR IN WORDPLAY MAGAZINE – OUT NOW!
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“Polemical London based outfit with an array of intellectual MCs who give a shit about what they’re saying, including a female that offers what we almost forgot women in Hip-Hop are capable of delivering. Beats produced with the London-esque bouncing sound that’s getting people excited about the genre again, DO NOT sleep on this majestic, energetic and game changing group.” Quoted from: Wax’N'Lyrical.
After a year in the engine room writing, tightening and perfecting their debut album ‘Shame The Devil‘, Caxton Press have chosen to ignore the status quo and current themes in rap music to bring it back to the pavement in its purest form. Three rappers Manage, eMCee Killa, Singer/Rapper Amy True, producer Profound and live show DJ Snuff, have merged their talents to give you Caxton Press. Their well anticipated and highly rated debut LP ‘Shame The Devil‘ features 70 minutes of raw Hip-Hop across 17 booming lyrical soundscapes. Essential listening for all fans of true school rap & soul music.
‘Straight Outta’ Caxton’ is not a phrase that the legendary William Caxton would have uttered in 1476 when he set up the first printing press in England, 500 years before rap and hip-hop seeped from the underbelly of New York and into the public consciousness. Yet had the great man been around today, he would have surely have allowed himself a wry smile upon hearing Caxton Press, a new hip-hop group named after his innovation.
The original Caxton Press printed over 100 books under the stewardship of Caxton, including Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales‘, a collection of truthful and satirical tales of life in the towns, hamlets and pubs of England. Picking up this mantle of truth and ignoring the status quo and themes of contemporary hip-hop, Caxton Press have spent a year tweaking their debut album, in pursuit of the truth that is buried deep underneath the murky haze of modern life. The album title is taken from Walter Lipman’s quote “There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil – remain detached from the great”, which should further the belief that this is no ordinary group.
From ‘The Press, a powerful description of the group’s mantra, to ‘Mug Shot‘, a portrait of the pressures of everyday living, ‘Shame The Devil’ is an album that no fan of rap and soul should deny themselves. Its closing statement courtesy of Charlie Chaplin says it all; “We the people have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness. We the people have the power to make life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Let us use that power, let us all unite”