This is the eighth edition of the Rinse label's compilation series. Tune into the UK's beloved Rinse FM on a Saturday afternoon and you'll be laced with the sounds of Alexander Nut. A relative fresh face to the Rinse family, Nut's on point and ever upfront DJ selection of hip-hop and soul records is testament to his ardent love for a culture which was born many generations before him. Representing the Black Country (Wolverhampton), Alex Nut crams Rinse: 08 with the greatest hits from the past year of his Rinse show, featuring tracks from artists including Hudson Mohawke, 2Tall aka Om Unit, Flying Lotus, Ahu, Roots Manuva, Benga & Coki, Pinch, Mr Beatnick, and more. Rinse: 08 is a soulful and globally-inclusive mix which sheds light on the new generation of hip-hop kids, and there are already all types of names being thrown out to describe the music you'll find on this CD: early critics have cited it as "wonky," owing to the heavily, sometimes 90% swung beats that producers typically employ. However, Nut is quick to shrug off the new compartmentalization and believes it's all hip-hop, all soul, all the time. Other artists include: O.Boogie, Tableek, Tom Trago, Waajeed, Marco Polo, Black Pocket, Morgan Zarate, Simbad, Steelo, Bullion, 1000 Names, Frank-N-Dank, Morgan Spacek, Digital Soundboy, Eric Lau, Guilty Simpson, Kashmere, Joker, Zombie, Rustie, Floating Points, Pattie Blingh, and 2562.