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 […]
What Went Wrong Or Right With...?
Artist, Caricaturist, Critic, And Counterculturist. Sorting the wheat from the celebrity chaff since 2012...
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 […]
Sporty Thievz, a Hip-Hop trio from Yonkers, New York, released their debut album in 1998 and it was an enjoyable listen. Members King Kirk, Big Dubez, and Marlon Brando attempted to create an album with a concept; that of a movie theatre with the tracks themselves acting like […]
Born Darren Dixon, D Double E, an MC from Forest Gate, East London, is someone who’s been a mainstay in the underground UK music scene from the days of Jungle, Garage and then Grime. Originally part of N.A.S.T.Y. Crew and later Newham Generals, D Double E has been […]
Devised as a multi-act album similar to Tonedeff’s Polymer or Bishop Nehru’s Elevators, Denzel Curry’s third album TABOO (spelled TA13OO) is a fantastic listen, in fact I am pleased to report that this album for me, is Curry’s best release yet. TA13OO is a 13-track LP split into […]
Blues music is music that’s filled with emotion, it is music that deeply moves the listener by expressing all the anguish and heartbreak of life. In his 1974 album Winter In America, Gil Scott-Heron wrote a song called “H2OGate Blues” and although the track comments on the Watergate […]
You can never predict what a piece of art will influence, in fact many times something from one genre will unexpectedly impact another. For example, remember a Hanna-Barbera cartoon character named Snagglepuss? He was a pink mountain lion who wore nothing but a collar, a tie, and a […]
Remember a rapper named Panama P.I.? Discogs lists his real name as Teddy Cubia and as far as I know he’s from Queens New York but the rest is a mystery. If you don’t recall, Panama was an East Coast rapper who, during the late ’90s helped a […]
From her voice to her clothes, hair, and makeup, Siouxsie Sioux has always looked and sounded different. Artists ranging from Björk, Florence And The Machine, M.I.A., to Sleigh Bells owe a lot to her; whether it’s their outward appearance, their alternative musical taste, or their vocal style, there […]