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 […]
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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 […]
Very much like the underground Hip-Hop groups I write about on this site, there’s also some Rock bands that are underexposed and underrated. Colonel Bagshot, a rock band from Liverpool are an example of this, they’re often overlooked despite writing one of the best anti-war songs of all […]
It’s been just over two years since the Flatbush Zombies released their great yet underrated debut album, so it’s about time we heard some more music from everybody’s favourite psychedelic trio. The Zombies’ sophomore album Vacation In Hell is a hefty release, following on from their previous 12-track […]
Narubi Selah, an MC originally from Trenton, New Jersey and now residing in Brooklyn, New York has been overlooked and outright ignored by the mainstream Hip-Hop community. As a playwright, a poet, and rapper, Narubi shows an obvious flair for lyricism and her two albums I Am Living […]