Foreign Beggars have always made it their business to link up with the highest tier of producers. For their latest outing, “100 Standard”, they’ve drafted in Ninja Tune affiliate Machinedrum and Exit Records’ Fracture to tap into the two producers’ famed knack for percussion. Rounding out the collaborative crew is rising UK rapper Ocean Wisdom. The effect of this coming together is a blend of impressive lyricism and hazy, half-time beat production owing as much to D&B as it does rap. Ever ones to relish a challenge, Foreign Beggars come correct with some of their most technically impressive bars to date, proving they’re still razor sharp wordsmiths after all these years.
“100 Standard” is the second track of their new EP “The Bits” / “100 Standard”, out today on their Par Excellence imprint.