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Foreign Beggars will bow out with 'Matriarchy'

"When we started the album it hadn't intended to be the last album but that’s the way things transpired"

  • James Ball
  • 1 December 2019
Foreign Beggars will bow out with 'Matriarchy'

Foreign Beggars, who announced in May that they would be spliting up after an 18-year stint together, will release their final album 'Matriarchy' on December 13.

The 12-track project, which was produced entirely by Seemore Beats, boasts features from the likes of Maverick Sabre, Jammer, Flowdan, Liam Bailey and DRS.

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Discussing the album, Pav (aka Orifice Vulgatron), explains, “We simply reached a point where we wanted embrace unbridled exploration of our individual solo journeys and tell our stories as solo artists."

He continues, "Having known Toby and Ed (Seemore Beats) for nearly 25 years now, we've always crossed paths musically and their production really touched something in me that opened the floodgates for some real heart on the sleeve expression.”

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“It also felt important and natural to express the messages and experiences on the type of hip hop beats that propelled us into existence and are truly representation of our era of music. When we started the album it hadn't intended to be the last album but that’s the way things transpired so it added more emotional gravity to the creative process.”

Check out the 'Matriarchy' tracklist, in addition to album cut 'Kings & Queens' - which features Maverick Sabre and Mali Hayes - below.

1. Young Kings & Queens ft. Maverick Sabre and Mali Hayes
2. London Links ft MysDiggi
3. 3 AM ft Bess Cavendish
4. It's Gonna Be Fine ft ADMT
5. Reveal ft. Laville
6. Forget Dem ft. Jammer and Flowdan
7. Glow ft. Greentea Peng
8. Jet Skeet ft. Lee Scott and Sonnyjim
9. Fading Out ft. Liam Bailey
10. Know The Vibe ft. Jehst and Blak Twang
11. Lay You Down ft. Liam Bailey
12. Fade Away ft. DRS and Abri

James Ball is Mixmag's Weekend Editor. Follow him on Twitter

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