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A.J. Holmes & The Hackney Empire


AJ Holmes & The Hackney Empire are a 6-piece out of London playing a blend Afropop and soukous coupled with British sensibilities. The good people at Ghetto Bassquake released their Radioclit-produced "Fraudian Slip" late last year. Now, The Hackney Empire's back with their sunshine fueled 8-track LP which features collaborations with Sierra Leone's Papa Milo & Folo Graff, Nigerian/London grimester Afrikan Boy and congolese MC Kastro. Stream it below!

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