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 […]
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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 […]
As someone who has been critical of A$AP Rocky’s previous albums, not to mention his complicity with casual racism, I have to give respect when it’s deserved. With his third studio album Testing, Rocky has finally made an LP that flows well from beginning to end, taking the […]
Call O’ Da Wild was a Hip-Hop duo who released a handful of memorable singles during the golden era. According to Discogs, the group consisted of Harlem rappers Barron Ricks and Angelo Campanioni, but to be honest I had no idea who or where they were from, only […]
The 1986 animated film When The Wind Blows is a brilliant anti-nuclear movie adapted from the book of the same name by Raymond Briggs. The script is written by Briggs himself and is directed by Jimmy T. Murakami, a Japanese American animator whose relatives died in Hiroshima. The […]