He’s collaborated with, and supported the best names in the country, been featured in everything from his local newspaper to HipHop Connection magazine, won the UK Takeover Battle Championships, and gained a reputation for his cocky approach, quick wit & intricate rhyme schemes.
Writing for 15 years, Chris Leese is finally ready to unleash his debut ‘Everybody Hates Chris’.
“I’ve basically grabbed beats from the best producers in the UK, and spewed up on them”
The majority of the production is handled by Naïve & Wizard, known for their work with artists such as Sadat X & ILL BiLL, alongside beats from well-known producers Baron Samedi & Jut.
“It’s just a laugh – you’ve got the funny shit, conceptual shit, personal shit, filthy shit, all that good shit”
This statement couldn’t be closer to the truth, as Mr Leese covers every angle from the alleged inbred traits of his hometown, to life through the eyes of a heroin addict, and discussing religion.
“The church practice malice // the Chalice & Fallus established & brandished // the last meal got splashed on the canvas”
Guests on the album are limited – label mates Beit Nun, Dan Bull & RedEye give stellar performances, alongside Assa from Tactical Thinking, and former Demigod, Louis Logic.
“It was a pretty obvious choice who to get on the album – all the Innit Records crew and Assa cause he’s one of the best in the UK. Louis and I had been talking about working together previously; He said he was feeling my tracks, we met up a couple of times & went from there, he’s dope”
As early as the third track, Leese’s humour shines through, but it’s the interludes on this release that add the extra depth and same theatrical dexterity as that of a black comedy flick. Be it the re-created visit to the sex clinic, or the genuine Police interview from Chris’ teenage years dissected for ‘Wanker’
“I was going through some old cassettes and found an interview tape of when I got arrested in 2003; it cracked me up, so I sampled it and put it forward for the LP”
Even though Mr Leese self-labelled the album as Piss-Hop, it isn’t all fun & games; When asked to name his favourite track on the release, he cited “Mazes”- his dark & chilling ode to his other half, produced by close friend Jut.
“Mazes probably means the most to me because of what I/we were going through at the time. Everyone knows how much of a pain in the arse women can be, and I’m a prick, so our relationship isn’t a stable one…”
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released 21 November 2011
Mixed & Mastered by Naive. Recorded @ The Stinkbox
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