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Edinburgh’s decision not to divest fully is only a backward step

Edinburgh University had the opportunity to make a massive statement yesterday. Had they decided to fully divest from fossil fuels, the news would have circled the globe fast as the carrier pigeons could carry it. Followers of Edinburgh and the UK’s divestment campaign – newspapers outside of the NewsCorp solar system – would commend them. […]

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Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Men Too

Young Fathers is a Scottish group of Liberian, Scottish, and Nigerian descent. Their fathers were brothers, and the bandmates are brothers. ‘G’ Hastings provides the beats. He culls his breaks and samples from curious places, perhaps in response to the over-saturation of pitched vocals and screwed soul in every form of popular music. Some sound […]

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Ghostpoet – Shedding Skin

Hip-hop is dance music. It’s made to be danced to in American clubs. Hip-hop has a complicated and rich history, which includes slave music of the early 19th century, blues, jazz, and other big band genres. Both UK hip-hop and hip-hop in the states incorporate “toasting” into the music. But whereas America emphasised the sampling […]