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ALBUM REVIEW: Let It Play by Philly B

Let It Play is the highly anticipated debut album from South West London based hip hop producer, Philly B. Dropped only last week, this exciting new LP features some of the most talented independent hip hop artists in the game right now, local and international. Taking his bass driven production to new heights, he’s teamed up… Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Let It Play by Philly B

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Taking in some spoken word at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

This April saw a close friend and I embarking on a week long trip to New York, with a plan to take in as much culture as possible. Among the sightseeing and museum/ gallery visits we'd bucketlisted, i'd also suggested that we take in some spoken word- an activity i'd long dreamed of doing in… Continue reading Taking in some spoken word at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

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Bringing back that ole’ Boom Bap Rap-On Joey Badass’ first studio album release

B4.Da.$$ marks a return to hip hop’s gritty boom bap, backpacker roots and a much needed break from its trap sound of late. Due for release on January 20th 2015, it will stand as New York rapper, Joey Badass’ first studio album, following a number of successive mixtape drops in recent years, including the critically… Continue reading Bringing back that ole’ Boom Bap Rap-On Joey Badass’ first studio album release

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Heidi Vogel, Pizza Express Jazz Club

A visit to London's Pizza Express Jazz Club makes for a truly unique live music experience. Located on Dean Street, in the labyrinthine heart of Soho, it promises understatement, intimacy and cool. Upon entering one would instantly assume they're in any other bog-standard Pizza Express in London. Descend into the restaurant's nether regions however and… Continue reading Heidi Vogel, Pizza Express Jazz Club

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Jazz in Teddington: Soweto Kinch at the Landmark Arts Centre

Living as I do in rural Surrey, hitting up a good jazz gig more often than not means making a laborious journey into London and spending extortionate amounts on travel. So imagine my joy at finding out that one of the best up-and-coming British jazz acts was playing right on my doorstep in neighboring town… Continue reading Jazz in Teddington: Soweto Kinch at the Landmark Arts Centre

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There’s only room for common sense in the Roundhouse

Never did I assume that my first visit to London's famous Roundhouse would be to see one of hip hop's true greats, but that was all to change on Saturday 8th November 2014 with a spectacular performance from a Chicago born legend. Known to his fans as Common Sense or Common, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, jnr… Continue reading There’s only room for common sense in the Roundhouse

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Czech yo’ self before ya wreck yo’ self

For those who thought Hip- Hop was dead, think again, it lives and breathes in the Czech Republic, where every August some of the greatest names in the industry gather for one of the biggest Hip Hop festivals in Europe, Hip Hop Kemp. A true feast of Hip Hop Culture, the festival has come all… Continue reading Czech yo’ self before ya wreck yo’ self