Werd and Wardie Burns, under their Vagabonds pseudonym, have collaborated with Zambian Astronaut to create a conceptual mini-album that merges orchestral flourishes with raw, resonating rhymes. Strings crash, snares thump and bass throbs as the Vagabonds spit uncompromising bars that ebb and flow over every track.
Werd is one of Scotland’s most respected rappers, his hard-hitting rhymes merging lightning-fast punch lines and astute social commentary. Wardie Burns, having released the acclaimed ‘Oor Wardie’ album with UV Beatz, is earning a formidable reputation thanks to his outspoken persona and unique delivery that shocks and amuses in equal measure. With Edinburgh’s Zambian Astronaut taking care of beats, hooks and production, Vagabonds In Space is a slick EP that takes listeners on a stellar journey, referencing Susan Boyle, quasars and the feasibility of mugging Paul Gascoigne along the way.
Scottish MCs Mog, Madhat McGore and Nostal also surface with memorable features on ‘Vagabonds In Space’. The five-track EP is available for free download now from werd.bandcamp.com
Lead single ‘A Declaration’ is accompanied by an epic video that cuts seamlessly between scenes of urban decay and lurid graffiti in Edinburgh and Berlin.
Album art edited from work by: Adam Guzowski
(used strictly for promotional use only, image not for sale, re-sale or print etc, all rights reserved).
released 08 June 2011
Zambian Astronaut (ZA)
Werd & Wardie Burns (SOS)
Nostal (Burgh Records),
Madhat McGore (MFC).