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Review: Katy B – Little Red

March 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

  BY JACK LITTLE   2011 was Katy B’s year. After dominating the charts with dance floor anthem “Katy on a Mission” she went on to release her critically acclaimed, and Mercury Prize nominated debut On a Mission, a fantastically diverse record incorporating pop, dubstep, jungle, and house. It could be argued that this record paved [...]

Review: ScHoolboy Q – Oxymoron

February 26, 2014 // 1 Comment

Oxymoron – a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction (e.g. faith unfaithful kept him falsely true ). With the incredible year and a half that Kendrick Lamar has had, it seems only natural for his TDE comrades to be next to hit the limelight. First up is ScHoolboy Q, who after a couple of delays, has [...]

Throwback Review: Bas – Quarter Water Raised Me Vol. II

December 29, 2013 // 1 Comment

Having seen Bas support J. Cole on the What Dreams May Come Tour earlier this month, I have become seriously obsessed with his mixtape, Quarter Water Raised Me Vol. II (I’m sure the sly mentions of his name in my recent posts have been a big enough hint). Though Bas has featured on Cole’s tracks before, we were all intrigued by his [...]

Review: Justin Bieber – Journals

December 24, 2013 // 5 Comments

  Justin Bieber has fast become one of the most recognisable and most controversial figures in the music industry. Bursting into the scene with his tweeny bopper hits like “Baby”, he developed his obsessive fan base the Beliebers – and also became the most hated kid in the world. Fast forward a few years and JB is 19 years [...]

Review: J. Cole Live @ O2 Academy Birmingham

December 17, 2013 // 2 Comments

BY JAHAN SAFA This time last week I was reminiscing about the night before, after witnessing one of the best concerts I have ever been to. After he released one of the most celebrated albums of 2013, there was no doubt going to see J Cole live at the O2 Academy in Birmingham, would be anything less than a top musical night out. The doors opened [...]

Review: Eminem – Marshall Mathers LP 2

October 31, 2013 // 2 Comments

Happy Halloween. It seems only fitting for Eminem’s newest album, a sequel to his 2000 classic, to leak at this time of year. Re-using the Marshal Mathers title was a bold move from Em. He’s set expectations among his fans, many of whom are searching for that old Shady, of delivering a classic. Failure seemed very likely. So is the old [...]

Feature: Bestival 2013

September 23, 2013 // 1 Comment

A couple of weeks a go, the best major festival in England (as voted several years running) got under way for it’s tenth year, with a special “birthday” celebration. With a lineup boasting Snoop Dogg, Wu-Tang, Disclosure and many more it looked to be yet another successful year for Rob Da Bank and his brilliant creation Bestival. [...]

Review: Drake – Nothing Was The Same

September 18, 2013 // 2 Comments

One of the most hated on “new” rappers to come out of hip-hop in the last few years, there is no denying Drake’s hard work to try and prove himself as one of the best. As a half-Jewish-Canadian-childstar who makes “music for women”  the pressure has always been placed on Drake by hip-hop to continue to prove himself. [...]

Review: Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines

July 13, 2013 // 1 Comment

After the great success of his single “Blurred Lines” with T.I. and Pharell, it was only a matter of time until Robin Thicke returned to our ears with his sixth studio album. Thicke has said that this album was made with fun orientated music in mind, stuff him and his wife could go out and dance too. Can he complete this target and keep the [...]