Reprazent is a British drum and bass act formed by Roni Size. Their debut album New Forms won the Mercury Music Prize in 1997. Their follow-up album In The Mode featured artists including Rahzel, Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine and Method Man. Roni Size resurrected Reprazent in 2008 with the release of a deluxe edition of New Forms on Universal, but in September 2008 announced his intention to disband the act following a third album. Reprazent's music has been described as containing âmeticulously crafted break-beats that, when slowed down, revealed themselves as hip-hop beatsâ. The most popular track, âBrown Paper Bagâ, was praised in the Guardian as a âmasterpiece: an essay in hyperkinetic pace, it piles up teetering stacks of instrumental layers, their cumulative weight triggering each step in a constant cycle of demolition and reconstruction of its latticework of melody, rhythm and mood". The singles from New Forms featured the vocals of Onallee, whose call for the music in "Brown Paper Bag" is a signal that became widespread in rave culture.[not in citation given] The album went platinum and Roni Size returned to the studio to concentrate on his output for V and Full Cycle and Dope Dragon.
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