After a hiatus from hip-hop Inja recently released the heavily anticipated ‘First World Living’ EP, and you can be assured that it bangs just as hard as his prior 2012 project ‘Bass Music Escapism’ where he left off. An artist gradually ingrained at the forefront of both hip-hop and drum and bass culture over the past two decades, his first appearance was on the 1999 ‘Delegates of Culture’ self-titled release, featuring on the Headcleaners mixtape in 2000 alongside hip-hop heavyweights Roots Manuva and Task Force. Just a few years later Inja started his own music label ‘Inja Nu Records’ to drop his first solo LP ‘The Suffering In Silence’. The ‘First World Living’ EP was dropped on Audio Danger Records, a relatively up-and-coming Cambridge based label that releases both hip-hop and drum and bass in the purest underground form, on November 17th.
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