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Review: Alt-J – REDUXER

Alt-J is back, with a dreamy reimagining of their 2017 project, RELAXER, charged with hip-hop, R&B, and escapism. Lomepal, Paigey Cakey, and Rejjie Snow...

Album Review: Pusha-T- DAYTONA

Less than 24 hours after its long-awaited release, DAYTONA was already stoking a fiery reception. The closer, 'Infrared', an unusually calm diss track, prompted...

Interview: Rejjie Snow

 it’s more just being responsible. And thinking about others. A little while ago I had the amazing opportunity of interviewing Rejjie Snow about his debut...
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Album Review: Black Panther

This is, notably, a proper album, with real effort and thought put into it. The production on individual songs is high-quality, and the stack...

Mental Health & the Progressive State of Mainstream Hip-Hop

Mental illness has seemingly always simmered beneath the surface of mainstream hip-hop. In the 1990s paranoia permeated throughout the lyrics of Tupac Shakur. The...

Live Review: Loyle Carner @ Exeter Phoenix

A year ago, I’d never heard of the name Loyle Carner, let alone his real name, which is (confusingly) Benjamin Coyle-Larner, despite the fact...

Album Review: Mura Masa – ‘Mura Masa’

The buzz surrounding electro-pop producer Mura Masa, 21 year-old Guernsey-born Alex Crossan, has been intensifying for years now. From instrumental ‘Lotus Eater’ being picked...

Live Review: Frank Ocean @ Parklife 2017

At 10:00pm on Sunday evening, the final night of Manchester’s Parklife festival, the enormous mass of people gathered outside the main stage was getting...

Afropunk London 2017 Preview

Last year saw the massively popular arts festival Afropunk move from its regular hosts of Paris, New York and Atlanta to London, bringing a...

Album Review: Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

Socially conscious and lyrically dexterous, Kendrick Lamar’s discography is the antithesis of the vacuous stereotype that surrounds contemporary hip-hop. The atmospheric, autobiographic Good Kid, M.A.A.D City...