Post Tagged with: "Hip Hop"

Eminem – Marshall Mathers LP II: The Extended Review

December 5, 2013 1:42 pm1 comment
Eminem – Marshall Mathers LP II: The Extended Review

Marshall Mathers LP, the one that became a classic and represented what the hip-hop / rap industry should’ve been. The genre returned to the hood, once Eminem picked up the mic. Released in 2000, MMLP introduced content that was overwhelming with controversy. It showcased conflicts conjured from his personal life […]

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Review: Arctic Monkeys – ‘AM’ (2013)

September 9, 2013 7:48 pm0 comments
Review: Arctic Monkeys – ‘AM’ (2013)

AM is the fifth studio effort from Los Angeles Sheffield-born indie Godfathers Arctic Monkeys, and, as with any album pushed out by a band these days, it’s leaked about two weeks early. But after polarising listeners with a new direction in recent years, does this new record have the same […]

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Ill Manored Streets Of London City

June 1, 2013 8:18 pm0 comments
Ill Manored Streets Of London City

Living in central London, you start to get used to the lifestyle it offers. Whether it’s the cockney rhyming slang always at the end of your tongue, the hoody you wear on your back, or the rainy weather we, as Londoners, love to hate! London has a lot to offer. […]

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The Rise of Female Rappers

May 29, 2013 2:03 pm1 comment
The Rise of Female Rappers

Female Rappers, what took so long? Since Hip-hop’s inception in the 1970’s, the air waves of urban radio stations littered across America were heavily influenced by the intellectual musings of Public Enemy and Ice-T. These, in turn, directly influenced bigger names such as LL Cool J, Notorious B.I.G and Nas, […]

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Baby Mama Drama: Call A Babysitter, Not A Rapper!

January 28, 2013 12:24 pm0 comments
Baby Mama Drama: Call A Babysitter, Not A Rapper!

I never realised how true and significant a statement: ‘Ignorance is bliss’ can be. As part of the hip-hop community, we prepare ourselves for ignorance at its core. It irritates hip-hop listeners, or at least find it amusing, whilst it’s a rapper’s strongest weapon. Unfortunately, people often associate hip-hop with […]

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Adrift on an Ocean of inspiration.

January 24, 2013 6:00 pm0 comments
Adrift on an Ocean of inspiration.

This week’s announcement of Frank Ocean’s nomination for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation media awards in the outstanding music artist category, may come as no surprise for avid fans of the smooth, spontaneous, and melodic mastermind, whose open attitude towards his sexuality within a decisively homophobic musical sphere […]

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Words From The Streets – Interview with Tony Thorne

November 4, 2012 5:20 pm0 comments
Words From The Streets – Interview with Tony Thorne

Slang is created with the use of informal words and expressions, which are not expected to be part of a standard dialect or language. It’s used in different contexts, including SMS messaging, social networking sites, and spoken communication. Has slang changed in London since the early part of the 20th […]

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ASAP Rocky – Live.Love.A$AP – Mixtape Review

August 22, 2012 6:00 pm0 comments
ASAP Rocky – Live.Love.A$AP – Mixtape Review

ASAP Rocky exploded onto the rap scene in the summer of 2011, with his two music videos ‘Peso’ and ‘Purple Swag’ racking up millions of hits on YouTube. Due to the huge amount of hype and excitement created by these internet tracks, he landed a $3 million record deal. Live.Love.A$AP […]

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