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SKAN… 10 Days Hid­den in Plain Sight is a dynam­ic mini-album that was released by SKANDOUZ, also known as SKAN…, who is one-third of the highly exper­i­enced Hip Hop Super­group FRSHRZ. This mini-album focuses on the present time in 2023 and com­bines vari­ous styles of Hip Hop into a con­cise run­ning time of 15 minutes, spread across 10 ori­gin­al songs. It offers fans a pre­view of what to expect in SKANDOUZ’s upcom­ing full-length release, FEAR­LESS Vol.2, sched­uled to be launched at the end of Octo­ber 2023 under Club FRSH / Believe.

The inspir­a­tion behind SKAN… 10 Days Hid­den in Plain Sight draws from J Dilla’s clas­sic album “Donuts,” as well as Broth­er Ali’s “Broth­er Minu­test­er Vol.1” and Tierra Whack­’s “Whack World.” These pro­jects demon­strated the abil­ity to pack an immense amount of cre­ativ­ity into a com­pact run­ning time.

One of the tracks, “Happy Nuc­le­ar,” writ­ten on Janu­ary 1, 2023, show­cases SKANDOUZ’s focused, inspired, and driv­en style while also serving as a notice to the UK Hip Hop scene for the upcom­ing year. “B.A. Bara­cus” pays homage to the legendary lead­er of the A‑Team, incor­por­at­ing punch­line-laced flows over hard-hit­ting NKOK pro­duc­tion.

“7 Stars in The Tokyo Dome” dives deep into the world of pro­fes­sion­al wrest­ling, show­cas­ing SKANDOUZ’s life­time of know­ledge with pas­sion­ate ref­er­ences delivered over Madlib pro­duc­tion. “Can­non Fod­der” serves as a trib­ute to one of SKANDOUZ’s Hip Hop her­oes, Trugoy (Plug 2) from the legendary De La Soul, delivered over fant­ast­ic K9 Lon­don pro­duc­tion.

“23 ‘Til Infin­ity” cel­eb­rates the 30th anniversary of Souls of Mis­chief’s ori­gin­al record “93 ‘Til Infin­ity,” as SKANDOUZ pays trib­ute and updates the clas­sic for 2023. “Le Spark” pro­motes the release of the album “Beats So Fresh” by the amaz­ing Le Spark, with SKANDOUZ lyr­ic­ally express­ing his admir­a­tion for a spe­cial lady in his life.

“King SKAN…” show­cases SKANDOUZ’s fiercest and most hard-hit­ting lyr­ic­al skills over dark bass-heavy Drill pro­duc­tion. “The Cost of Liv­ing” takes an hon­est and sober­ing look at the world we inhab­it, high­light­ing its dark real­it­ies, but ulti­mately driv­en by hope and a desire to suc­ceed.

“SKAN… Gets Jer­sey­fied” revamps a clas­sic verse by SKANDOUZ over ener­get­ic Jer­sey pro­duc­tion. Finally, “Sum­mer Breeze” con­cludes the pro­ject by present­ing for­ward-think­ing con­tem­por­ary flows, punch­lines, and bars over Jer­sey pro­duc­tion, leav­ing the listen­ers eagerly await­ing the next pro­ject.

SKAN… 10 Days Hid­den in Plain Sight offers a sol­id 15-minute album that provides a glimpse into the ver­sat­il­ity of SKANDOUZ, a vir­tu­oso in his craft.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.