Two years after winning the Mercury Prize for her debut album, Speech Therapy, socially conscious rap rhyme spitter Speech Debelle returns with Freedom Of Speech, due out in February on Big Dada. The new record was crafted with the help of Kwes, the South London producer and recent Warp signee known for his work with rising U.K. rapper DELS and his contribution to Damon Albarn’s DRC Music project.
Debelle gave listeners a taste of the record this past August, when she released “Blaze Up A Fire” on her SoundCloud in reaction to the riots that consumed London last summer. This week, Debelle dropped the video for lead single “Studio Backpack Rap,” her ode to headphone-sporting head-nodders. Check out the video below and download the song here.