Black Friday, Black daily : A story of Shadeism

It turns out I'd experienced shadeism - (derogatory comments and slurs meant to demean a person based on the shade of their skin complexion, often perpetuated by people belonging to the same racial group as the person on the receiving end) it just didn't have a name back when I got given the moniker ....

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These Boots are made for running: NoLay ‘Run up’ *NEW* Video

The unorthodox daughter of Grime and boss bish in general NoLay drops her third video from her phenomenal debut album ‘This Woman (Live)’ which is packed full of bad gyal riddims and honest antidotes, detailing thirsty men and the expectations sometimes thrust upon women, her rightful place at the top of Grime’s throne alongside the mandem and...

Eternal Sunshine of a (Semi) Spotless Mind: Tyler the Creator, ‘Scum F*ck /Flower Boy’ Album review

The above is how Tyler the creator’s abstract fifth album ‘Scum f*ck / flower boy’ plays out. Tyler has created a beautiful body of work full of lazy summer days spent barefoot meandering aimlessly through lush filled sprawling fields that are post card pretty in a place where time stands still...

More Life in the Park: Parklife festival Review 2017

I arrived at Parklife looking like Ini Kamoze’s ‘hot stepper’ yanking my trusted wellies from inches of mud. I nestled myself in at the front of the Temple stage to catch the last half of the walking soul system’s set - 1xtra’s Jamz Supernova, who was joined by fierce Croydon MC stush, who flexed her skills to an eager crowd ...

Jamz that make you jump up! Jamz Supernova interview

I caught up with radio 1Xtra extraordinaire Jamz supernova after her explosive set at Manchester’s Parklife festival to find out how she juggles being a radio presenter on one of the most prestigious music platforms in the UK, hyping up the rave at her ‘Future Bounce’ club nights where she is hostess / DJ ...

Who runs the North? GIRLS!

But what’s going on outside of London? Does Grime exist up North? Is there a UK rap and R&B scene beyond Birmingham’s bull ring? Errrmmmmmm does Marcel mention blazing squad all the time? Duh!! Of COURSE there is! Last year I brought you various interviews, articles and gig reviews from the Manny mandem, but it’s long overdue for the Miss Manny’s to get their time to shine. Step forward ‘angels (and devils) of the North’ …

Champagne Poppin’ , Bubblee beats droppin!:DJ Sizzla & Champagne Bubblee – ‘Summer Sizzla Vol 1’

Champagne Bubbla's mic has barely cooled off after his hot like fire lyrics blessed the Rinse FM's Sidewinder 12 over takeover on 13th May 2017 before coming back with this joint project alongside DJ Sizzla on this hotter than a sizzling BBQ in July mix 'Summer Sizzla, Vol 1'