Album: Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts – Adventures Of A Reluctant Superhero

In Hip Hop by James Wijesinghe

Blending West Coast baritone with Brighton breaks, Chali 2na and Krafty Kuts are “fighting crime with rhyme.” The Purple Assassin and Scratchman have just released their collaborative album Adventures Of A Reluctant Superhero, inter-spliced with cartoonish, narrative skits.

Chali’s multi-syllabic flow was curated across the pond with the classic crew Jurassic 5. Together with a talented turntablist, they make a groove-fuelled LP. Krafty Kuts shows off his scratching on ‘Skills‘, but the project is packed with a variety of production styles.

MCs Lyrics Born and Gift of Gab deliver dope, low flows on ‘Guard The Fort‘, and elsewhere Omar and Skye come through with soulful hooks. There’s even an Avengers style team-up track, ‘Superheroes Anonymous‘, featuring Harry Shotta, Dynamite MC and plenty more. Closing the album is a deep cut from the duo, ‘Hands High‘, which has been nicing up festivals since 2017.

Adventures Of A Reluctant Superhero is avaialble now, and be sure to catch the pair live for a funked up show.

@chali_2na / @kraftykuts