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Creative Influences or Copyright?

Worthy words on collaboration: Artists like Diana Smith can make digital oil paintings out of computer code; sculptors are laying down their chisels and ordering...
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Live Review: Hobo Johnson & the Lovemakers @ Bristol O2

Bristol is the waviest city in England, and home to a large portion of its freaks. On Saturday 22 January, every single beautiful one,...

No Role Modelz: Crime and Hip-Hop

Back in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, rockstars were known for their outlandish behaviour almost as much as they were known for their music....
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Exeposé Music’s Top Albums of 2018: 19-11

19 Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves The last few years have seen various pop artists look to country, folk and Americana music as sources of...

Enter the Wu Tang Clan (36 Chambers): 25 years on

As America rolled into 1993, East Coast hip-hop was coughing and spluttering like a flu patient. Dr Dre’s G-Funk had led a takeover of...

Kanye West’s 808s and Heartbreak: A Retrospective

It’s easy to overstate the impact of an album as singular as Kanye West’s 808s and Heartbreak, so let’s begin with the caveats. Scarface reckoned...

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...

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...
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EP Review: Dave – Game Over

The hype surrounding Dave, aka Santan Dave, has been bubbling away under the mainstream surface for some time now. Alongside UK grime stalwart AJ...
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Album Review: AJ Tracey – Secure the Bag

“They thought I would flop and they’re wrong,” AJ Tracey, the 23-year-old rising grime sensation from Ladbroke Grove, West London confidently raps on 'Quarterback'...