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More and more often fans and critics are getting the sense that hip-hop, like Occupiers would say about the government, is no longer about We The People.  Separate business affairs are closely linked with rappers’ words, and those with sponsors or corporate interests fill their albums with blatant product placement.  That’s all fine as a form of escapist entertainment, and the formula’s worked for years now, but in times of economic hardship it can come across as a slap in the face to those for which inventing swag, popping bottles, putting supermodels in the cab and renting out hospital floors is not an option.

Most artists struggle to master one genre.  Since the late 1960s, Steve Gadd’s been consistently tackling them all.  Gadd is a professional drummer, perhaps one of the world’s most well-renowned players of the instrument.  He’s appeared on albums with Joe Cocker, Paul Simon, Paul McCartney Kate Bush and hundreds of other popular and critically-acclaimed artists of various styles and ages.

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