From the opening song where Havoc declares “You know how we did on The Infamous album, right? Aight, we gonna do it again son”, you know you’re in for a Hardcore Hip-Hop treat. Hell On Earth, the third album by Queensbridge duo Mobb Deep, was another instant classic […]
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The Lull Before The Storm is the latest release from Que Hampton, a criminally underexposed and underrated MC from Rockland County. This album follows on from his 2015 A Piece of BLAKK mixtape (and a handful of EPs) and like Hamp’s other releases, this is another satisfying example of […]
Funland, a drama-thriller series created by Jeremy Dyson and Simon Ashdown, was aired on the BBC back in 2005. To give an outline of the storyline would give too much away, so all I’ll say is that it features an intertwined narrative concerning a group of strangers in […]
It’s great to see and hear a group move with the times rather than getting stuck in a rut, many rappers from the 90s and 00s can’t help but hark back, endlessly making music that is no longer relevant. How fantastic it is then, to hear a group […]
Everybody knows by now that The Wu-Tang Clan dropped an undisputed classic album titled Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers back in 1993, then some of the individual members made classic albums of their own (GZA, O.D.B., Raekwon etc.) and so did some Wu-Tang affiliated groups (Gravediggaz, Killarmy etc). But, […]
Red Rat is a very unique artist, both in terms of look and sound, if you’ve never seen or heard him, I can only describe him as a larger than life, almost cartoonish reggae artist from Saint Ann’s Bay, Jamaica. During the latter half of the 1990s, Red […]
Movies don’t always have to be high-concept, high-brow, or critically praised to be entertaining and that’s exactly how I feel about The Barbarian Brothers and their sometimes forgotten contribution to cinema. The Barbarian Brothers, also known as Peter and David Paul, twin brothers and fellow body-builders from Connecticut, […]
Similar to Mafioso Hip-Hop’s hackneyed sound in the 2000s, Trap music in the 2010s is fast becoming an unoriginal and banal style. Having said that, every time an artist breaths new life into this derivative sub-genre, they reinvigorate it and help it live for a few years more. […]
It’s great when you chance upon something watchable on YouTube, you type in a broad or vague search term and the results (every now and again) bring you something noteworthy. This I have to stress is a rare occurrence but it happened to me recently when I stumbled […]
Mainstream Political Hip-Hop almost disappeared following the 9/11 attacks. Whereas mainstream rappers such as Jay-Z and Eminem made passing, almost meaningless remarks in a couple of their songs, Underground Hip-Hop artists unleashed their opinion and devoted entire songs to the subject. If you’re not a fan or a […]
Whereas Chino XL’s début album Here To Save You All was a relative success due to magazines like The Source and TV shows like Yo! MTV Raps plugging it, his follow-up album I Told You So unfortunately went without any fanfare and recognition. That was very unfortunate because […]
Sean Price, one half of 90s rap duo Heltah Skeltah sadly passed away in 2015 and today, on the second anniversary of his death, we have his posthumous solo album titled Imperius Rex released on Duck Down records. The album is a satisfying listen for any fan; whether […]
Duel is a fantastic thriller, in my opinion it’s one of the best TV movies of all time and it’s arguably Steven Spielberg’s best film, in fact it’s a great movie regardless how you categorise it. If you’ve never seen it, Duel is a very straightforward story of […]