Lee Hawthorn

Jister to release Absurdism EP this Sunday

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Middlesbrough’s Jister has had a whirlwind of a year in 2014 – from gaining a co-sign from Scroobius Pip, to being hospitalised with what he described as a “hole in his black”, and then being asked to join the aforementioned spoken word poets countrywide tour. In an attempt to capitalise on the excitement around this exciting prospect in UK Hip Hop, he’s announced a collaborative EP with the producer Lion Ranger, due for release this Sunday.

Jister’s eclectic style has seen him heralded as the smoggy incarnation of Action Bronson, thanks to an alternative referencing style and spectacular flow. His remix of the Arctic Monkey’s Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High is exemplary of the laid-back sleeper-hits he holds in his arsenal.

The first single Now That You, responsible for the Scroobius Pip attention, is the biggest indication of what to expect from Absurdism, being produced by Lion Ranger.  The accent may be ambivalent, the style might not be for you, but there is no denying that this man can rap. As one of the most promising talents the North East Hip Hop scene has to offer, you can bet he’s going to deliver on this upcoming EP.

The Absurdism EP will be available for free from Sunday November 9.