LD – The Masked One | Culture Hash Review

On this Culture Hash review we look into the ridiculous narrative surrounding Drill music being blamed for stabbings in London. We kick off with a massive tangent about the simplistic notion that Drill music is responsible the growing murder rate in the capital, an idea perpetuated by Cressida Dick, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, and newspapers like The Daily Mail and The Metro.

Our video review will look into the debut project from LD, leader of Brixton-based Drill crew 67. The group consists of LD, Dimzy, ASAP, Monkey and Liquez; their most recent project, The 6, had some nice moments but left something to be desired. Like most Drill mixtapes the emphasis on creating a gloomy atmosphere, sometimes took precedence over lyrics.

LD is the first member of his group to release a solo project, The Masked One features some of the best lyricism I have ever heard from him. On some 67 tracks LD could feel anonymous, however on The Masked One he is forced into the forefront.

It’s refreshing to hear LD take the lead and offer enough charisma and energy to carry the project. Despite a slew of great guest features from the likes of Tiggs Da Author, K-Trap, R6, Do Road, Young Adz, Dizzee Rascal, Fredzino, Belly Squad, Monkey and ASAP, LD never loses his command over the project.

Check out our video review of LD’s The Masked One below:

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