REVIEW: Rich Brian – The Sailor

REVIEW: Rich Brian – The Sailor

The Sailor is Rich Brian’s second album, a project which he described in an interview with Complex as a very personal statement about his rocket-fuelled rise to the top, from being homeschooled as a kid in Jakarta to rocking “50 stages in all 50 states” in America....

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REVIEW: Kobo – Période d’essai

REVIEW: Kobo – Période d’essai

On his debut outing, French MC Kobo delivers a poetic and introspective look into the life of an underdog. Période d'essai ('Trial Period' in English) pulls together his past singles and a set of fresh new tracks to produce a solid hip-hop debut album. But one that...

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PREVIEW: Wireless Festival, UK

PREVIEW: Wireless Festival, UK

When it comes to hip-hop festivals in the UK, there’s one which always guarantees a line-up bursting with the biggest names from the world of rap. Wireless Festival in London’s Finsbury Park has been delivering arguably the best modern UK hip-hop weekends for 14 years...

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REVIEW: KRS-One – O2 Academy Sheffield, 25th May

REVIEW: KRS-One – O2 Academy Sheffield, 25th May

"Real Hip-Hop is over!" was chanted by the veteran old-school rapper throughout his performance as he kept the fire burning for hip-hop's 80s New York roots. KRS-One is a legend in hip-hop history, emerging in the mid-80s through the group Boogie Down Production and...

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REVIEW: Dark Polo Gang – Trap Lovers (Reloaded)

REVIEW: Dark Polo Gang – Trap Lovers (Reloaded)

The Game and 50cent used to sing: “Hate it or love it, the underdog's on top And I'm gon' shine, homie, until my heart stop Go 'head envy me…” on The Documentary’s classic hit “Hate it or Love it” in 2005. However, not many can tell they’ve been either truly loved or...

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REVIEW: Gods Of Rap – Manchester Arena, 11th May

REVIEW: Gods Of Rap – Manchester Arena, 11th May

As the ‘Gods of Rap’ European tour comes to an end, we look back at their Manchester gig on May 11th, one of the three dates in the UK, to see whether they really did stand above them all in the heavens. Naming a tour ‘Gods of Rap’ could well and truly be pretentious,...

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REVIEW: Tyler, The Creator – IGOR

REVIEW: Tyler, The Creator – IGOR

"What the fuck is your MOTIVE?" - Is Tyler's new album a masterpiece in emotion? Lust, jealousy and acceptance. The emotions you go through in a relationship are a rollercoaster of a journey. And this is what Tyler, The Creator intends to take you through in his fifth...

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REVIEW: Slowthai – Nothing Great About Britain

REVIEW: Slowthai – Nothing Great About Britain

With his debut album 'Nothing Great About Britain', Slowthai proposes a new direction for grime, introducing an authentically punk character that's perfect for approaching Britain's broken Brexit society.  Moving forward following the release of his excellent debut EP...

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