The legacy of Nottingham’s most prolific lyricist Cappo surpasses a vast majority of artists over the past two decades, who have struggled to continuously adapt in an ever-changing hip-hop climate. Having performed his first gig at the Nottingham Carnival in ’97 he went on to support the likes of Public Enemy in his early 20’s. His first vinyl ‘Cap 3000′ EP (SON 011) dropped 15 years ago in ’99, developing a workrate nothing short of admirable to produce an extensive discography critically acclaimed by hip-hop aficionados alike. Each release portrays a fresh chapter of Cappo’s progression as a lyricist. The recently dropped ‘Unicron EP’ alongside veteran producer and De Facto Entertainment label owner Stealf highlights his increasing innovation like none other, maintaining an intimidating edge to his verbal ferocity whilst tackling pessimistically prophetic concepts throughout the release, effectively reinstating his position as one of the UK’s most lyrically dynamic artists to date.
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