First appeared on Never Enough Notes on August 10 2010
Released on March 15 2010 on Sunday Best
The Logic of Chance is a collection of wise words on topics such as ‘Broken’ Britain, domestic violence, love and the perils of writers block for rappers.
Always recognisable and undeniably British, dan le Sac and Scroobius Pip create modern poetry, with an edgy soundtrack, The Streets for a new generation.
The duo have never skirted round issues which can put people off who think that music doesn’t need such obvious social content but it is always refreshing to hear artists that are not afraid to speak their mind. For every fan this may loose them there is probably at least one more that not only enjoys the music, a fast paced mix of electro, hip-hop and drum & bass, but also the viewpoints explored.
One album highpoint: ‘Cauliflower’, is a combination of Scroobius Pip’s spitting South East accent with the sweet and pure voice of US singer Kid A telling the story of a beautiful whirlwind romance with illustrative lyrics such as “still got a cauliflower ears from where her voice first hit me”. Such lyrics are what makes dan le Ssac Vs Scroobius Pip worth a listen, playing on modern references in a poetic way while staying funny and clever.
The duo seem determined to ‘make a difference’ and get through to people but it is hard to see how the kids a lot of it it is aimed at will ever hear these tracks. The Logic of Chance is their second full album release and although they have a lot of respect in certain quarters they are yet to break into the mainstream as is the conundrum that many artists challenging ‘the man’ find. Reach out to as many people as possible while possibly compromising on your music or lyrics or resign yourself to the background until the world is ready. Until then dan le Sac and Scroobius Pip are ready and waiting, discussing a very British state of affairs.