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The Sideman's #2019CarnivalGuide News

The Sideman's #2019CarnivalGuide

It’s London’s favourite carnival this weekend, and you obviously want all the details. Don’t worry, I got you! I’m that archetypal sideman – the first one you lodge, and the last one to get a whine in the dance...

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How to vote & why it's so crucial that you do News

How to vote & why it's so crucial that you do

The general election is coming to a polling booth near you very, very soon. June 8 to be exact. If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’re young – not to stereotype, but there aren’t that many forty plusses who...

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The best last minute gifts for your Christmas side ting #12DaysOfLitmas

The best last minute gifts for your Christmas side ting

Picture the settings – you’ve just opened the 22nd  window in your advent calendar (thanks Mumzy), and the little kid inside you is starting to buss shapes because it’s only a few days until the mad ting. Even better,...

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Red Bull Grime A Side Final: Who won the title? News

Red Bull Grime A Side Final: Who won the title?

Monday night saw the final of Red Bull’s Grime A Side tournament, and what a final it was. For those who don’t know, Grime A Side is an eight crew knock out tournament. At each stage, a three man combo from a particular c...

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Real Ting: Understanding Drake's UK love News

Real Ting: Understanding Drake's UK love

If you haven’t noticed, Drizzy Drake loves him some UK rap and grime. That infamous BBK deal and tat, leaving the Brits with RiRi to jump on stage at a Section Boyz show, getting involved in Top Boy, sampling Crazy Cousinz...

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1st Listen Review: Bonkaz's 'Fuck Fame' mixtape News

1st Listen Review: Bonkaz's 'Fuck Fame' mixtape

You know about these first listen reviews by now, yeah? It’s like a straight up type it review on the first listen… does what it says on the tin kinda thing. Okay – so, the topic of conversation today is Bonkaz brand ne...

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Kanye refuses to let diamond snatchers get him down with new Yeezys News

Kanye refuses to let diamond snatchers get him down with new Yeezys

Kanye West may have told the world that diamonds are forever, but he’s certainly not letting them play on his mind that long. Less than a week after Kim K was brutally robbed of millions of pounds worth of jewellery, Ka...

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Keith Dube aka Mr Exposed talks BBC stardom & mental health Interviews

Keith Dube aka Mr Exposed talks BBC stardom & mental health

Keith Dube – the writer and presenter you may know as Mr. Exposed – is making news for all the right reasons at the moment. His first ever BBC Three documentary, Being Black, Going Crazy landed last week, and is being...

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What madness to expect at this year’s Rated Awards... News

What madness to expect at this year’s Rated Awards...

It’s here, people. Tomorrow is the night. The only awards show that represents this scene and this culture fully is back. Now, last year was undeniable greatness, with Giggs, Section Boyz and Kano just a few of the names to...

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Red Bull are back on their crazy competitive concepts with Grime-A-Side News

Red Bull are back on their crazy competitive concepts with Grime-A-Side

Red Bull – who it’s worth remembering are just a refreshment company – have developed a penchant for pushing boundaries in recent years. The brand that promised to give people wings did just that (well, kin...

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6 Reasons you NEED to watch Netflix’s #The Ghetts Down

6 Reasons you NEED to watch Netflix’s "The Get Down"

Netflix’ Hip-Hop flavoured new series, “The Get Down” has just landed. The project was ten years in the making, and boasts an all-star line-up of creative talent. It was directed by Baz Luhrmann, executively...

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Pogba & Stormzy, Ronaldo & Novelist: How Football went Grime News

Pogba & Stormzy, Ronaldo & Novelist: How Football went Grime

As of late, it feels like the respective identities of football and grime have begun to merge. While hip-hop has been most commonly associated with basketball for a long time, five or ten years ago grime didn’t have its own...

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Rest In Peace Showkey: talented young rapper passes away News

Rest In Peace Showkey: talented young rapper passes away

Friends, family and fans are in shock today after hearing that aspiring emcee Showkey has passed away. Information has filtered through over the course of the night, leaving many in disbelief. The sixteen-year-old was reporte...

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7 sick Giggs moments to get you ready for 'The Landlord' News

7 sick Giggs moments to get you ready for 'The Landlord'

Giggs has always been different from the rest. He rapidly rose from local to national fame with his distinctive slower-tempo and bassy flow. Not quite UK hip-hop, not quite grime, his unique style appealed to both fan bases...

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7 wild & wonderful things we learnt from Kanye's Annie Mac interview Interviews

7 wild & wonderful things we learnt from Kanye's Annie Mac interview

Much like in his music, when it comes to interviews, Kanye pushes conventions. He’s not really one for discussion, it’s more of a proclaiming his views to the world kinda thing when Yeezy does his promo. His slightly crac...

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