From ex-Punk band The Beastie Boys (and Def Jam bandmates Run DMC) shouting their rhymes into the mic to Onyx and M.O.P. building on this style by yelling their violent lyrics over hardcore beats, an element of Rock has always been present in Hip-Hop music. Artists ranging from […]
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The internet is supposed to be a wealth of knowledge, right? So is it possible for there to be almost zero information about something, let’s say a musician or group? Well, surprisingly yes. I was recently organising my music collection and I realised that I know almost nothing […]
Ever since Smif-N-Wessun’s debut album Dah Shinin’ dropped, Tek and Steele have been making their own brand of credible underground Hip-Hop music (although I’ll be the first to admit that not every release since their 1995 LP has lived up to the duo’s original classic). The All is […]
The Rebel (also known as Call Me Genius) is a 1961 film starring the late, great Tony Hancock. Written by duo Galton & Simpson, the film is a comedy that brilliantly satirises modern art as well as “arty” types and even office workers. I was reminded of this […]
Revenge is a 2017 French-made action-revenge-thriller. It centres around the retaliation of a seemingly murdered rape victim, pushed off a cliff and left for dead in the desert. SPOILERS AHEAD Directed by Coralie Fargeat, the visuals of this movie are a bit like I Spit On You’re Grave […]
Upgrade is a highly enjoyable yet underexposed movie. It’s often billed as a B-Movie and of course, considering its production company (Blumhouse Tilt) as well as its relatively small budget (between 3 and 5 million dollars) I suppose it is. The label of “B-Movie” however, always sounds like […]
After releasing a single with group Triple Element in 1988, member Silver Bullet went solo and made a string of enjoyable Hip-Hop songs in the early 1990s. Bullet’s second single “20 Seconds To Comply” was his most popular, reaching number 11 in the UK charts (which shows how […]
A decade after his debut album Bogies And Alcohol, Cambridge MC Dirty Dike (real name James Walton) brings us his fifth LP Acrylic Snail (released on the 14th December). For fans of Dirty, you’ll be pleased to hear that nothing has changed, in fact Acrylic Snail is chock-full […]
Remember The Edge? No, not the guitarist from U2, the Hip-Hop group from the golden era. Information on The Edge is scant, as far as I can deduce, the group consisted of rappers P-Lyve (or Pee-Lyve) and Ken-Du and their name was taken from the Edgemere Housing Project […]
Coops is a very unique yet underrated (and underexposed) MC. His sedate flow coupled with his socially aware lyrics are like a breath of fresh air in a music scene oversaturated with dumbed-down and formulaic Trap. Coops once said “I want to be inspired by the greats, rather […]
Felix Dexter was one of the most talented comedians of all time but unfortunately his personality and comedic skill wasn’t recognised during his lifetime. He appeared in many classic comedies on British television throughout the 1990s and 2000s but for some unknown reason, Dexter was ignored and then […]
The Real McCoy was a fantastic, groundbreaking British sketch show which ran for 5 series from 1991 to 1996 . The impressive cast included a host of British black comedians including Felix Dexter, Robbie Gee, Llewella Gideon, Judith Jacob, Collette Johnson, Leo Chester aka Leo Muhammad, Eddie Nestor, […]
After a slew of singles, EPs, and guest appearances, D Double E finally releases his debut album Jackuum! and thankfully it’s a satisfying listen. I am pleased to report that after many years of waiting for a solo LP from the Newham Gen, today we finally have a […]