2007 saw Dubbledge's highly anticipated, critically lauded debut on the then revered Low Life Records: The Richest Man In Babylon. Recieving glowing reviews from the likes of Observer Music Monthly, Hip Hop Connection (Album of the Month) and The Metro, big things were seen in the future of this Watford-native.
A few short years later, and Edge has returned to the booth, first with this CD, and ultimately leading to his sophomore album proper. One Inch Punch picks up where Richest Man In Babylon left off lyrically, with clever, erring to the side of political verses, tied in with witticisms and a untouchable, flawless flow that only a fool would attempt to mimic. Edge makes rapping this good look incredibly easy.
Lyrically, its Edge all over. Production wise, this pre-album mixtape is themed for an epoch that any hip hopper worth their salt is vastly influenced by: the Golden Era. Taking beats from classics from Method Man, Black Moon, Dr Dre and Snoop, Group Home, Raekwon, Jeru Da Damaja and more, Dubbledge does every single one justice. Smacking out the witticisms like nobodies business, this is one rapper that has not undertaken the task of remaking such respected songs lightly.
The Kyza featuring Juice (AKA Da Duppy Tamer) is high octane mic swapping, as two of the countrys best pay homage on a beat Rakim made famous. 09 Til Infinity nods to the Souls Of Mischief as Edge smashes it like only he can.
With his new album coming, this mixtape of revamped classics cannot be missed.