At long last, The People’s Army have released their long-awaited album, General Salute Vol. 2. Bringing along some of the biggest names in the scene, the project offers up 18 undiluted, pure hip hop cuts which we think are sure to stand the test of time…
The album features appearances from the entire People’s Army roster, including the likes of Logic, Mic Righteous, English Frank and Big Cakes, as well as some lesser known team members and affiliates.
Production is handled by Last Resort, Red Skull & Dyson, all of which help build the perfect atmosphere for the artists to work their magic.
Highlight cuts include the uplifting, Motivation, which features Big Cakes, Jah Mirikle, Nate and Logic – as well as the solemn, Everyday, which comes courtesy of Mic Righteous, Logic, English Frank, Soloman, Leddie, Smoggy, Big Cakes and Emerge.
Other notable cuts include the soulful, Do My Thing – which is equipped with anthemic production from Dyson and features Big Frizzle, Logic, Big Cakes and Turbulence. However, taking most of the shine is, rather expectedly, bonus track, People’s Army, which sees the recently retired Lowkey go back and forth with Logic — a truly unmissable track for anyone who’s been missing Lowkey’s presence from the scene in recent months.
Overall, the album is one of the most uplifiting, raw and motivational projects to come out of UK hip hop this year, displaying the versatility and hunger of some of our most loved MCs, whilst offering the opportunity for the listener to acquaint themselves with some highly skilled up-and-comers which are sure to be causing a storm in the not to distant future.
Download your copy of General Salute Vol. 2 over at overstand.co.uk
Reviewed by Ash Houghton