Tag : hip hop

Rap’s Future is Female. Get Used to it.

7 months ago / 0 comments

It’s no question that women have played a vital part in the evolution of rap and hip hop. So why are female rappers so often overshadowed by their male counterparts? It seems reductive to brand 2018 as the year of female rap, seeing as the likes of Lauryn Hill, Lil’ … Read More

10 Women Who Should Be On the Line-up

8 months ago / 0 comments

One look at the first Wireless 2018 announcement and you’ll be left with the bitter taste of patriarchy in your mouth. Of the 39 acts announced, just 3 women feature across the weekend; Mabel stands alone on the Friday, while Cardi B and Lisa Mercedez represent on the Sunday. This lack … Read More

Flower Boy by Tyler, The Creator

1 year ago / 0 comments

On his latest album Tyler, the Creator showcases a ridiculous amount of talent as a rapper, lyricist and producer. This is easily one of the finest hip hop albums of the year. For better or worse Tyler, the Creator has always been an individual. Even as a member of the … Read More

Live At Leeds 2017 – 11 Acts Not To Miss

1 year ago / 0 comments

In just over two weeks, venues right across the city will be awash with music for the stellar Live At Leeds. Not only that, 2017 marks the festival’s 10th anniversary, and it looks set to be its biggest year yet. Bringing together the best breakthrough talent with established acts from … Read More

The Weeknd @ First Direct Arena, 14/3/17

2 years ago / 0 comments

After watching many Snapchat and Instagram stories of his UK tour, I had very high expectation seeing all this euphoria in the arenas. During his two-hour set, Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. The Weeknd, spoilt us with all his biggest hits from ‘Often’ to his feature with Daft Punk ‘I Feel It … Read More

Polo @ the Lending Room, 26/2/17

2 years ago / 0 comments

In support of their upcoming debut E.P. Alice, Polo took to the Lending Room on Sunday evening to bring to conclusion a four date mini tour that included Glasgow, Newcastle and London. Having stepped on from slots supporting the likes of Japanese House and a main stage appearance at last … Read More

Preview: De La Soul @ O2 Academy, 28/2/17

2 years ago / 0 comments

The legendary hip hop trio De La Soul are coming to Leeds o2 Academy on the 28th February. This UK tour follows the release of Grammy nominated And The Anonymous Nobody, featuring collaborations with Damon Albarn, 2 Chainz, Snoop Dogg, David Byrne, Usher and many more. Since their critically acclaimed … Read More

The Irish Invasion

2 years ago / 0 comments

British representation has always been an issue in hip hop. It’s a genre that, over the past thirty years, has become synonymous with the streets of urban America, whether it be the neighbourhoods of Brooklyn, Chicago or California. If you were to ask me for the five most important figures … Read More

The Abstract Orchestra playing the music of J Dilla @ The Wardrobe, 4/2/17

2 years ago / 0 comments

The impact of J Dilla’s music can hardly be overstated. An idol to legions of bedroom hip-hop producers, many see his ability to cut obscure parts of obscure records over crunchy, offbeat drums to create hip-hop masterpieces as unparalleled. Dilla’s influence extends far beyond the bedroom, with megastars such as … Read More