If Word Is Bond did one word reviews then I’d just write “Fresh.” for this and leave it there. But you won’t find slackers in our team. Nor will you find slackers in Golden Years, a release from French production duo Ninety One. As you might expect from the title, this release is all about resurrecting, or continuing, the legacy of the early ’90s era, the Golden Age of Hip Hop, and it’s fair to say it’s on point. Aided with guests (there’s plenty of The 49ers on the mic and DJ Venum on the turntable, along with many other) Ninety One go about celebrating the Golden Years with that authentic, nice boom bap. Very fresh indeed.

The humble duo of Ninety One, want to take you back to the Golden Era. Where boombap hip hop reigned supreme, with vinyl drums, hard cuts, analog sounds and scratches. The duo from Paris have enlisted Emcees from around the world to lace the hard hitting beats and smooth samples. Emcees such as Rashid Hadee, A Chicago Veteran: L.A Local Nieve: the Legendary 49ers; to UK Emcee FMG. Ninety One are grateful to hip hop for the friendships created within the collaborations of this album.

This LP is a testament to hard work and creativity. Ninety One have gone from 2

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