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Single Review: Benga - Icons ft Bebe Black

  • By MisterCharlie Author Avatar
  • 30 May 2012
  • Release Date 30 May 2012
Benga returns with a solo effort that has one eye on the charts and one on the underground

Benga's trying to navigate some middle ground between stadium smashing vocal dubstep and his own more ghostly brand of electronica here- so Icons is a little bit Nero bluster and a little bit skunk haze paranoia, and, fair play to him, it's alright-- but maybe its in danger of appealing to not many; too deep for the charts and too cheesy anthemic for the underground. Still, the video has Benga and singer Bebe Black chucking themselves out of a plane (strapped to the front of men with parachutes), and for ridiculous budget spunking nonsense that gets my vote.