The Welsh Wizards. The Beastie Boyos. The Spliffed Dragons return after the almost-hit Half Man, Half Machine with this tongue-in-cheek attack on the guns and rap marriage. This comedy crew do for rap what The Darkness did for rock and Half Man Half Biscuit did for indie, namely give it a swift kick up the backside with a cheeky grin. Stoopid (stoned Welsh rappers in shell suits) and sophisticated (fresh old school beats and attention to detail) is a trick beyond mere pastiche.
Built around a sample of KRS One's Sound Of The Police, this is one loping tune where every rapper is fair game, from MC Hammer ("left me bleeding") to Michael Jackson ("telling little Timmy to be silent"), but brought back to the UK with lyrics about being "shot to death outside Hyper-Value... from Bristol Zoo to B & Q". Name-checking Michael Caine, Zammo (from Grange Hill) and Vanilla Ice is beyond comedy; it's the work of skewed genius.
As band member Eggsy puts it: "Guns Don't Kill People, Rappers Do will put the proverbial moustache on the Tom Selleck that we call music." It's only this year they've come to public notice but GLC have released five albums justifying the title of their upcoming Greatest Hits album released later this year. Get into the groovy jokey chain before the joke wears paper-thin. Super Fuzzy Antics.