The funny northern guy that raps sometimes also known as Stig Of The Dump is back with another project. The eleven track album, Kubrick, is slightly off the beaten track from Stig’s foul-mouthed light-hearted style of days past. Kubrick not only has a theme, as the title suggests,it also demonstrates a new artistic angle for Stig. Compared to his previous work, the beats are more refined and intricate while the rhymes are more complex and thought out. It’s executively produced by UK hip hop supremo Jehst so you know this isn’t offering you any half measures.
‘Kubrick’ is a story rife with gritty comedy and honest tragedy. What begins as a braggadocio-laden rap album effortlessly plot twists into an open and poetic autobiography; a story arc reflected in the continually developing soundtrack. The script bursts with geeky film references, dexterous wordplay and poignant story telling, while the musical backdrop morphs seamlessly between classic boom-bap and left-field, spaced-out glitch-hop.
The whole project is solid throughout and we thoroughly enjoyed every track. Accompanying the music is some incredible artwork as well. As you can imagine, the art direction borrows a lot from Stanley Kubrick’s creative process “as a master of the hidden narrative, a virtuoso of subtext and composition with an obsessive attention to detail”. The lead single, also titled Kubrick, featuring the high plains drifter himself has a visually stunning video with a lot of Stanley Kubrick references. Listen to the album below (and please buy it) and watch the video below. As always, would love to hear your thoughts on the big man’s latest musical offering.