Think of the OC in the ghetto with guns, drugs and violence and you’ve pretty much got the Kidulthood soundtrack sussed. Just as the film represents the murky life of inner-city adolescence, the soundtrack is a who’s who of the infamous and unsung hip-hop and grime heroes these troubled teens adore.
Dizzee Rascal’s “Jus’ A Rascal”, and Lethal Bizzle’s “Pow” deserve the major props on this generous, 25-track affair. From the more mature end of the spectrum its good to see Roots Manuva’s “Witness” get another outing.
There are other five star offerings from The Streets, Klashnekoff and Skinnyman -though Shystie is the only female featured, and Kano is nowhere to be seen. Still, it’s only a small complaint – this is a quality soundtrack, conveniently doubling as a useful primer to the contemporary UK Urban scene. –Matilda Egere-Cooper@BBCreview