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Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Company Flow: Ladbroke Grove Subterania, London

Angus Batey, New Musical Express, 9 May 1998

COMPANY FLOW are the future of rap. Their schizoid debut LP, Funcrusher Plus, is the biggest thing yet from Rawkus, arguably the most influential NY hip-hop indie label since the heyday of Def Jam. Their new single is getting played in the right places and might score them their first hit. They talk a good fight, the intrepid underdog stalking the corporate rap pig, and consciously avoid being disparaging toward women. So Where's the 'but...'?

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