With the rise of such bitter-swilling wordsmiths as The Streets, Roots Manuva, Wiley and Dizzee Rascal over the last ten years, British hip-hop has enjoyed the kind of gradual emergence as a major force on the world stage, not unlike what its counterparts in the American rap underground experienced the decade before. Jahmek Power, who wields the mic handle Jammer, has waited out the majority of this stretch of time to emerge with his full-length debut. You know that old adage about good things? It is a notion that indubitably applies to Jahmanji, a superb combination of grime, reggae, house music and expert lyricism that finds Jammer working with such local luminaries of the movement as Skepta, JME and Frisco of the Boy Better Know crew, Lickle J, Newham Generals and renowned dubstep producer Toddla T, among others, to deliver a flavor as large as the beautiful elephant that appears alongside him on the album’s cover.
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