Da Flyy Hooligan drops his studio album ‘Ben Kingsley’ alongside new visual “Model 500”.
Hailing from Harlesden, North West London, Lamarrie Essquire aka Da Flyy Hooligan has proven himself to be a driving force of a new breed of emcees, spawning from what would seem a new and fresh look for London’s hip hop scene.
Working with Hip Hop royalty including the late Sean Price, Westside Gunn & Conway The Machine, Hus Kingpin, and more recently Planet Asia (Gold Chain Military / Cali Agents), one could say the game is definitely in good hands.
He’s back again for 2022, with the announcement of brand new 12-track studio album ‘Ben Kingsley’.
As you may have guessed, ‘Ben Kingsley’ is an ode to the legendary actor himself.
The project is also connected with Hoolis’ classic 2016 album–‘Ray Winstone’–but this time, the conceptual art piece is based around Kingsley’s character ‘Don Logan’, a vicious, insecure gangster portrayed by the Academy Award-winning actor in the movie “Sexy Beast” alongside Ray Winstone.
The new album is full of conceptual stories interlocking unlikely subjects, seeing the protagonist get pulled in and dragged down by the gangster life.
In “Bar Of Soap”, DFH combines the workings of popular soap opera “Eastenders”, and turns it into a violent descriptive scene relating to classic UK gangster flick “Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels”.
In “My Cousin’s Keeper”, Hooli is having a series of phone conversation with emcee Hooliyo Iglacious about a crooked police officer trying to bribe him.
‘Ben Kingsley’ also features some clear-cut bangers including “Wu Baby III” featuring Dom Pachino of Killarmy and “Pile Driver” featuring D.V. Alias Khryst.
Throughout the album, there are audio excerpts interspersed from “Sexy Beast” with some classic lines from the movie, where Don Logan looses his cool trying to convince Gary ‘Gal’ Dove to join him for one last bank heist, to which Gal is not interested.
It’s a seamless effort from the Flyy Caper himself, thinking outside the box on a large scale setting production challenges for his collaborator and cousin, renowned UK producer Micall Parknsun providing a phenomenal beat selection.
“Model 500” is another serious display of Hooli’s capabilities as an emcee flowing over this epic Parky instrumental.
An onslaught of stringed samples instantly grab your attention, before the magnificent cuts provided by DJ Jazz T, setting off this 90’s flavored instrumental generated by UK legend Micall Parknsun.
The Wordplay is in high for, where Da Flyy Hooligan leaves no room for doubt that he can seriously “spit deez barz” when he’s ready.
It’s deemed a classic when the cuts in the chorus are of Hip Hop legends Big L and Notorious B.I.G., is definitely a sure shot.
Da Flyy Hooligan’s ‘Ben Kingsley’ album is also available now to stream and cop via all major digital streaming platforms