I was surfing SoundCloud a few days back, at work, when I ran into this beaut’. It took me sometime to catch the lyrics, but when I did, I realized they spoke the words that I’ve felt for so long.
I do love to rage on the occasion, but sometimes I like going a couple days without seeing anyone – I just get so much more done! And a lot of my friends/family can’t quite understand that. I guess now I can just point ’em to this song :)
The only thing I don’t like about “The Recluse” is Plan B’s rap towards the end. I’ve dealt with a lot of hip-hop artists from the UK when I worked at UMG in London, and I still can’t get past their accent. It may not be as bad as the Australian’s, but my thoughts on UK rap have been severely dampered by KIG’s Head, Shoulders, Kneez & Toez – I still cringe at “Bubbly Bubbly”.
Nevertheless, this is a fantastic remix with beautiful vocals & decent rapping from Plan B.
The Recluse (Nero Remix):
Album: Defamation of Strickland Banks – The Remixes
Release Date: September 2, 2010
Genre: Electronic, Hip-Hop, Soul
Birth Name: Benjamin Paul Ballance-Drew
Born: October 22, 1983
Origin: Forest Gate, London
Label: 679 Recordings
Albums: Who Needs Actions When You Got Words | The Remixes | Defamation of Strickland Banks
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