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Where for art thou, Antonio

All the way from South Florida, the pioneering forefather of a new genre called “Funk Trap”, Antonio Ramsey, makes his debut in Black Sheep Magazine.

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Drake ramps up security after fan break-in

Drake has stepped up the security presence around his California mansion after an overzealous female fan managed to break in earlier this month.

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Kendrick Lamar hints at more new music

Kendrick Lamar has excited fans by revealing that he has ‘more music coming’. After the surprise release of his acclaimed new album ‘DAMN.‘ earlier this month, many fans were left…

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Check out The Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch for a night of food and funk

Of the three Blues Kitchens in London, this one is by far the coolest. Set in the heart of Shoreditch, this stunning converted Victorian Warehouse is the place for you…

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Lovebox adds Kano to line-up and announces stage splits

This year's chapter of Lovebox is set to be even more special than usual. East London's favourite festival are celebrating their 15 year anniversary - 15 years of music, 15…

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Kendrick Lamar hints at more new music Kendrick Lamar has excited fans by revealing that he has ‘more music coming’. After the surprise release of his acclaimed new album ‘DAMN.‘ earlier this month, many fans were left… Continue>

Drake ramps up security after fan break-in Drake has stepped up the security presence around his California mansion after an overzealous female fan managed to break in earlier this month. Mesha Collins, 24, was discovered in a… Continue>

Mary J. Blige Announces Mary J. Blige is returning for your listening pleasure with a new album called Strength of a Woman. Continue>

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Fairacres - the new Nigeria hotspot Any Black Sheep readers who happen to be heading out to Lagos, Nigeria, would be well-advised to check out a stunning new venue complex which has emerged on the edge of the city. Fairacres is a 14-acre landscape comprising a large stage for festivals, live music concerts and weddings, with the rest of the grounds featuring manicured gardens, play areas for kids, and exotic woodlands. Continue>

Katy Perry: Taking the pizza by Ewen Ramsbottom
The extent to which so many celebrities are merely the stooges of those who tell them what to do appeared to be borne out in the wake of the ‘Pizzagate’ scandal which emerged late last year, and which alluded to a child sex-trafficking ring centred around Washington DC, involving some high-ranking names from the world of politics. The scandal gave an insight into the dark underbelly of ‘elite’ society and got its name from the food-related phrases apparently used by the paedophiles to communicate with each other, ’pizza’ being code for a young girl. (Other… Continue>
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SSW7 Weekender
Stanwix Holiday Park, Silloth on Solway, 9th - 11th June 2017

SSW7 Weekender The tagline ‘for purists, not tourists’ summed it all up. As SSW returned for its seventh all-weekend outing, a loyal fanbase of attendees assembled, alongside a handful of newcomers, for three nights of black dance music in all its guises - except, of course, anything of a mainstream crossover nature.… Continue>



O.P.P. (Naughty By Nature, 1991)
By Andrew Kay

The summer of 1991 was dominated by one track: O.P.P by the Flavour Unit's most mainstream act Naughty By Nature. The infectious mash-up of 'ABC' by the Jackson Five and Melvin Bliss' 'Synthetic substitution' created one of any Summers all-time classic cook-out joints. O.K, the subject matter glorifying infidelity wasn't exactly progressive, but the sunshine and good vibes ensured it was going to happen anyway.… Continue>

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