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Kid Acne


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The MC, graffiti writer and out-n-out chatty bastard first appeared on the Lex radar as an illustrator, designing flyers for local club nights and sleeve artwork for Warp Records’ electronic pioneers, Plaid. Rolling dues-deep with fellow graffiti veteran Req One - the duo subsequently featured on the 2001 Lexoleum compilation with a raw, lo-fi offering, Rap Dracula.

Continuing the partnership, with Req handling nocturnal-beat-programming and Kid Acne (AKA Ackers, Ken Acid, Kidney Ache) taking care of microphone-grappling and wobble-gob duties, the next few years saw a string of releases on Acne’s own Invisible Spies imprint such as Council Pop (2003), Reality Raps (2004) and various 7”s & long players with in-house collective, Toah Dynamic (featuring a rabble of cohorts including Chips for the Poor, Supreme Vagabond Craftsman & Earl Shilton).
A modern day renaissance man, Kid Acne is an internationally acclaimed artist having created his own comic book (Zebra Face 2001), designed numerous record sleeves for the likes of Big Dada & Chocolate Industries, customized spray cans for Montana Colors, an entire T-shirt range for Prada and exhibited in galleries throughout the world.
Don’t worry about all of this for now, just concern yourself with is his latest set, Romance Ain’t Dead - a short, sharp shock to the lug-holes from a punch-drunk MC messed up on spray-paint fumes, nicking a moped to write his girlfriend’s initials and a love heart in her front garden with the back wheel.


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