The Four Owls ft. Jam Baxter - "Life In The Balance"
Album: Nature's Greatest Mystery Year released: 2011
Since 2010 the artists that reside at High Focus Records have been the main flag bearers for U.K. hip-hop. They all have solo stories from the past, and as a result each member of the contingent has his own individual style. However, their shared ability to rap in a huge variety of tones—energetic, rebellious, weed-loving and often philosophical—allows them to convincingly unite as one musical entity. For this song, the The Four Owls (Fliptrix, Leaf Dog, Verb T and BVA) and Jam Baxter dedicate their verses to discussing their respective understandings about ethics and karma over an intelligent, piano-based instrumental. There has been a lot more high quality material released from all of these guys since, and there will undoubtedly be more to come.