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The artistic genius of Mercury Prize winner Little Simz

On October 18th, Simbiatu Abisola Abiola Ajikawo aka Little Simz won the prestigious Mercury Prize for her critically acclaimed 2021 album Sometimes I Might Be Introvert.  After winning the Brit Award for Best New Artist earlier in the year, many were quick to point out that Little Simz is by no means a ‘new’ artist. […]

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The Utterly Compelling Return of Sudan Archives

Brittney Parks, more familiar to us as Sudan Archives, released her second album on September 9. Entitled Natural Brown Prom Queen, it centrally explores what home means to Parks, through the prism of themes such as femininity, sexuality and race. She gives herself ample room to delve into these aspects of her identity through 18 […]

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Fringe 2022: Chris Turner: Rap God Review

A seasoned Fringe performer, comedian, and freestyle rap artist, Chris Turner is not short of words or rhymes in this fast-paced, improv filled, rap bonanza.

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Navy Blue matures in his sophomore offering

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ On Song of Sage: Post Panic! Navy Blue places himself within an emerging movement of alternative Hip Hop that draws from deep within the culture’s history while finding space to experiment. The most obvious comparison stylistically would be with Earl Sweatshirt, who Navy Blue collaborated with on Earl’s 2018 classic Some Rap Songs. […]

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Just remember ALL CAPS: celebrating MF Doom

Beneath the nacreous mask was an MC of many identities. MF DOOM, Viktor Vaughan, “your favourite rapper’s favourite rapper,” or just simply “Doom,” Daniel Dumile (Doo-mi-lay) went by many monikers. Fitting, as he was in fact as much a protean and elusive figure as his many masked identities suggest. The announcement of his passing last […]

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$ilkMoney exceeds expectations on newest album: an in depth review

Five Stars. $ilkmoney is an exceptionally talented rapper, whose lyrics both attack authorities and the powerful, and examine the artist’s own psyche. Given the quality of his former two albums, with production and features from generational treasure Tyler, the Creator on the most recent (I Hate My Life and Really Wish People Would Stop Telling […]

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JID – DiCaprio 2 Album review

Technical prowess and lyrical complexity are skills hard to come by in an age of showy mumble rap and buzzy trap beats. It is in these areas where the auspicious East Atlanta rapper JID exhibits his appeal. On DiCaprio 2 he combines the much flouted ‘vibe’ or buzzy sound of much of modern rap with […]

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Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition

Danny Brown, most known for his hyperactive flow, vicious bars and, well, crackhead aesthetic, has with Atrocity Exhibition released a sonically versatile record that perfectly complements his inimitable style. His first album XXX was a breakout classic; Old was the critically acclaimed but safer follow-up; Atrocity Exhibition is a concerted effort for Danny to disassociate […]