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Live Review: The Horrors, Nottingham Rock City, 26 October 2011
9 years ago

Live Review: The Horrors, Nottingham Rock City, 26 October 2011

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There was uncertainty surrounding The Horrors tour last week as four shows were cancelled in Edinburgh, Liverpool, Oxford and Bristol due to issues with lead-singer Faris Badwan’s voice. They successfully resumed the tour with shows in Portsmouth and Brighton without a hiccup, so Nottingham had a recovered Faris now in top form and back to his best tonight.
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Single Review: ASAP Rocky – Goldie
9 years ago

Single Review: ASAP Rocky – Goldie

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A$AP Rocky is an upcoming hip-hop artist from Harlem, New York. The A$AP stands for ‘Always Strive And Prosper’. A$AP are also a rap collective from Harlem who have also been creating a significant buzz since 2011, especially Rocky, who has now broken out to release his own single. Named after hip-hop star Rakim, Rocky has definitely been gifted with true hip-hop blood.
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Single Review: Katy Perry – Part Of Me

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Katy Perry’s new song Part of Me is a mixture of strong music that really gets to you when you listen to it. It aims to give you the strength to move on when you have gone through a tough relationship. Read More

Live Review: Professor Green, Birmingham Academy, 9 December 2011
9 years ago

Live Review: Professor Green, Birmingham Academy, 9 December 2011

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Hackney born rapper Professor Green smashed the tenth date of his biggest ever headline tour at the O2 Academy in Birmingham with help from support acts Rizzle Kicks and Dj IQ. Born as Stephen Manderson, Green has been through numerous traumas over the few past years with the suicide of his father and being attacked with a glass bottle in Shoreditch in 2009. Green has “lucky” tattooed on his neck and he refers to it in his number one chart hit track Read All About It, which features Emeli Sande which gave Green his first number one single. Read More

Opinion: UK Rap Not Repped at The Brits

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Watching this year’s Brit awards made me feel disgusted. The reason why I felt this was because none of the artists from the rap scene were really involved in the event.
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Single Review: Azealia Banks FT. Lazy Jay – 212
9 years ago

Single Review: Azealia Banks FT. Lazy Jay – 212

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212 is the lead single from Azealia Banks’ highly anticipated debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste. The song has already racked up six and a half million hits on YouTube, and Kanye West has branded her ‘the new face of rap’. Read More

Album Review: Big Sean – Finally Famous

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Finally Famous is the American Rapper’s debut studio album under record labels G.O.O.D and Def Jam. Big Sean made his break into the industry after he met Kanye West at a radio station interview where he asked Sean to freestyle for him. After this he signed to Kanye’s record label G.O.O.D in 2007 and in 2010 he released Mix tape ‘Finally Famous Vol. 3: BIG’ Read More

Album Review: Drake – Take Care
9 years ago

Album Review: Drake – Take Care

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This is a must-buy album! It’s one of Drake’s most successful achievements yet. The tracks show a large contrast in sound from mellow calming tones in one song, to lively outgoing hip hop beats in another. It’s no ordinary hip hop album; Drake brings something new to the table. He has a unique skill to bring in a dance beat and mix it so well that Drake is a genre all by himself. Read More

Album Review: Wale – Ambition
9 years ago

Album Review: Wale – Ambition

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‘Ambition’ is Wale’s second studio album after ‘Attention Deficit’ which was released in 2009. Wale Victor Folarin is currently signed to rap record label MMG (Maybach Music Group) and Ambition is the first album released under them. Wale gained recognition after being a regular feature on album ‘Self Made Vol. 1’ with Maybach Music. Read More

Opinion: Bring Bassline Back!

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Bassline back in the day was immense! I remember it being about four years ago when I was raving out to the likes of Jamie Duggan, Dj Ej and Burger