Telemachus ft. Jehst "The Sheltering Sky"
Album: In the Evening Year released: 2012
This is probably the most interesting video released in U.K. hip-hop over the last few years, perfectly depicting the bewildering narrative rapped alongside it. Jehst describes colorful, huge landscapes and intimate close-ups of a clan of desert travelers, making his words so believable that it almost sounds as if he is referring to his own traveling experiences from another lifetime. Interestingly, Telemachus is the alias of much-respected producer, Chemo, used only for his more experimental projects. Sure enough, this song certainly justifies the rebranding with its Arabian riff and march-like drum pattern. Such a strange form of escapism is rare, and it is refreshing to be taken to a world so different from the gritty streets of London.