Da Flyy Hooligan has released his new video for the track titled ‘Model 500’, from his new album ‘Ben Kingsley’, out now.
Branded in a lush and vivid visual style matched only by the song itself, Da Flyy Hooligan delivers an immersible world of beat and beauty with a sonic kick to the cajones fit for the cool kids of the class served up as a delinquent delicacy for the masses with a shot of adrenaline right where it counts.
While I find the video, and the song, all too short I’m left with a sense of soulful snark as I dust off my middle finger to those who doubt me. Hip Hop is a statement and ‘Model 500’ is the anthem.
About Da Flyy Hooligan & ‘Ben Kingsley’
Hailing from Harlesden, North West London. Lamarrie Essquire aka Da Flyy Hooligan has proven himself to be a driving force of a new breed of emcees, spawning from what would seem a new and fresh look for London’s hip hop scene.
Working with Hip Hop royalty including the late Sean Price, Westside Gunn & Conway, Hus Kingpin, and more recently Planet Asia (Gold Chain Military / Cali Agents), one could say the game is definitely in good hands.
He’s back again for 2022, with the announcement of brand new 12 track studio album ‘Ben Kingsley’.
As you may have guessed ‘Ben Kingsley’ is an ode to the legendary actor himself.
The project is also connected with Hoolis’ classic 2016 album ‘Ray Winstone’, but this time the conceptual art piece is based around Kingsley’s character ‘Don Logan’, a vicious, insecure gangster portrayed by the Academy Award Winning actor in the movie ‘Sexy Beast’ alongside Ray Winstone.
The new LP is full of conceptual stories interlocking unlikely subjects, seeing the protagonist get pulled in and dragged down by the gangster life.
In ‘Bar Of Soap’, DFH combines the workings of popular soap opera Eastenders, and turns it into a violent descriptive scene relating to classic UK gangster flick ‘Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’.
In ‘My Cousin’s Keeper’, Hooli is having a series of phone conversation with emcee Hooliyo Iglacious about a crooked police officer trying to bribe him.
Ben Kingsley also features some clear cut bangers including ‘Wu Baby III’ ft Dom Pachino of Killarmy, and ‘Pile Driver’ ft D.V. Alias Khryst.
Throughout the album, there are audio excerpts interspersed from ‘Sexy Beast’ with some classic lines from the movie, where Don Logan looses his cool trying to convince Gary ‘Gal’ Dove to join him for one last bank heist, to which Gal is not interested.
It’s a seamless effort from the Flyy Caper himself, thinking outside the box on a large scale setting production challenges for his collaborator and cousin, renowned UK producer Micall Parknsun providing a phenomenal beat selection.