New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Cloudy Clouds has released his debut album, Imprisoned in a Daydream, fourteen tracks during which he stakes a serious claim to the title of one of the UK hip-hop scene's most cutting-edge, satirical, and socially aware lyricists and performers. Heavy
doses of self-deprecating humour; serious social commentary; love; dreamworlds and nights on the town all appear in equal measure, in what can comfortably be called one of the most entertaining, thought-provoking hip-hop albums of the year.
Cloudy Clouds is Mensa-member Claudio Elliston, who, whilst based in the Crouch End area of London, takes his influence from some of hip-hop's biggest, mould breaking talents, from Eminem
to Lupe Fiasco
to Sha Stimuli. Never conforming to rap stereotypes, Cloudy Clouds tracks have a brutal honesty without the baggage of fake glamour or soulless commentary - they hit home because they're come from a very real place, even when sprinkled with his uniquely quirky worldviews and British humour. A highlight on the album; Wrote You a Love Song, showcases not only Cloudy's lyrical sharpness but also his visual skill with a stunning video!
Never a man for half-measures, Cloudy Cloud's album, Imprisoned in a Daydream, dropped the same day as the single, closely followed by Wrote You a Love Song, which has just been released! Majestic storytelling stopping off at trap, grime, drill and commercial petrol stations, Imprisoned in a Daydream sees Cloudy Clouds at the peak of his powers.
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