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Blak Twang: Cargo, London

Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 16 January 2004

BY THE STANDARDS of British hip-hop, Blak Twang (aka Tony Olabode) is a crusty old veteran. It's hard work playing the Americans at their own game, and the where are they now file bulges with the likes of Ruthless Rap Assassins and London Posse. Olabode, however, has been plugging away since the mid-1990s: a cornerstone of UK rap, if never the breakthrough star he promised to be.

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