STANLEY ODD - ODDIO
These Scottish hip-hop standard bearers sound much more relevant than the mighty Eminem, rapping stories that are social realism with a sense of humour and dance shoes.
Veronika Electronika has a Nu Yorican style that gives The Numbness or Get Out Of Bed a smooth edge, while reinforcing the humour: "Who in their right mind takes a horse tranquilliser? I wasn't in my right mind…"
The star of the show is Solareye. Delivery deadly, rhymes sublime.
• This article was first published in Scotland on Sunday on 20 June.