b. Shorn Braithwaite. Eco-conscious UK rapper who allied his smart, extremely wordy raps to a jazz/spirit/funk mélange that was characterised beyond other things by its great, restrained vibe. He debuted for Manchester unbiased Play Hard using the 12-inches only ‘Slaphead’ in-may 1988, pursuing it with ‘How Rest The Daring’ and ‘The Sequel’ the next year. It had been more than enough to procure a documenting agreement from Polydor Information, who released his ironically entitled debut record in 1991. Nevertheless, some singles, ‘The Last Tree’, ‘Hardly ever Transformation’ (postponed due to complications in obtaining clearance on an example from Bruce Hornsby’s ‘That’s Simply JUST HOW It Is normally’) and ‘Don’t Possess The Period’ throughout that period didn’t break him, as he became just one more UK hip-hop under-achiever. He enjoyed a resurgence in 1993 by giving the vocal to Lionrock’s ‘Pocket Of Tranquility’.