Tag: Hip-hop


AJ Tracey: birth of a superstar

In AJ Tracey’s self-titled debut, he showcases his remarkable versatility that the British hip-hop scene arguably lacked. His Secure The Bag! EP was met with critical acclaim, and between the release of the EP and this debut he released a successful run of singles, including Butterflies featuring Not3s, which charted highly in the UK. AJ…


BROCKHAMPTON: the same again

The genre-defying, Honda-swerving, harbingers of musical mayhem have returned, with more explosive aggression, soulful introspection and turn-up slappers. Despite a larger gap between albums than fans are accustomed to, it doesn’t seem like they’ve done much to change their musical formula; instead more work has gone into perfecting their sound and vision. On previous albums…


Dancing to win

As Derby Day approaches, the dance clubs at UEA prepare for their final competitive performances of the year. Last year, we saw unparalleled success in most of the dance categories, with performances from Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, and DanceSport. Highlights of 2017’s rivalry included a collective dance score a huge four points for UEA….

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Hip Hop Through the White Face

Azealia Banks’ Instagram is plastered with the familiar comments section prerequisites for any young, attractive female with a record deal. “QUEEN!!!”, yells one. “Yaaaaas bitch!”, screams another. Then there are fellow Instagram users like ilumi_boy, whose response to a photograph of Banks holding a coconut reads, “If I’m white can I listen to your music?…

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Review: The Mouse Outfit at Norwich Arts Centre

It is definitely an exciting time to be a hip-hop fan living in Norwich. This side of the New Year the city has played host to a staggering array of the genre’s legends, with the likes of Grandmaster Flash, The Jungle Brothers, Dead Prez and Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na and DJ Nu-Mark all making intimate…

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Homegrown Hip-Hop

Since its conception, hip-hop has always been dominated by the U.S; born on the streets of New York, thugged-up in L.A. and chopped and screwed down South America, has provided the world with an ever changing cast of hip-hop superstars and new-school pioneers. Yet, as the genre has evolved, more and more artists from the…

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November 2021
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