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Boogie on the borders: the SSW7 Weekender

The SSW Weekender reaches its seventh event this June, with one of the largest soulful and black dance music event of its kind anywhere in the UK.

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Sam Moore of Sam & Dave to perform celebration concert amid dropouts

Despite an increasing number of dropouts over the past week, Donald Trump celebration concert Make America Great Again! has tapped Sam Moore of soul duo Sam and Dave to perform.

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Jamiroquai Teases First Album In 7 Years, Announces Summer Festival Dates

Fans of Jamiroquai are ecstatic after the London based band revealed a brand new teaser for their first album in nearly seven years.

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Big Boi Announces His New Solo Album Is Ready

Since the last Outkast album, Big Boi has kept active with a pair of solo albums and a collaborative EP with Phantogram, and now the rapper has announced the completion…

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Black music stars attend Obama leaving party

Solange Knowles, The Roots, Chance The Rapper, Usher, John Legend, Kelly Rowland, Wale, Jay Pharoah and Stevie Wonder were among the black music stars to have attended a leaving party…

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Sam Moore of Sam & Dave to perform celebration concert amid dropouts Despite an increasing number of dropouts over the past week, Donald Trump celebration concert Make America Great Again! has tapped Sam Moore of soul duo Sam and Dave to perform. Continue>

Jamiroquai Teases First Album In 7 Years, Announces Summer Festival Dates Fans of Jamiroquai are ecstatic after the London based band revealed a brand new teaser for their first album in nearly seven years. The short clip features a snippet of… Continue>

Big Boi Announces His New Solo Album Is Ready Since the last Outkast album, Big Boi has kept active with a pair of solo albums and a collaborative EP with Phantogram, and now the rapper has announced the completion… Continue>

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Boogie on the borders: the SSW7 Weekender The SSW Weekender reaches its seventh event this June, with one of the largest soulful and black dance music event of its kind anywhere in the UK. Early line-up announcements include Joey Negro, Bobby & Steve, Jimpster, Brighter Days, Mood II Swing, Gavin Page, Lucinda Slim, Ivan Smagghe, Soul Sam, Andy Ward, and live performances from Marc Avon Evans and A Guy Called Gerald, with many more names to be added in the coming weeks. Continue>

Jay-Z, Beyonce, Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin performed at Barack Obama’s inauguration concert in 2009, the audience packed out with black music’s cool crowd. The woeful line-up cobbled together for Donald Trump’s event this week speaks volumes as to his fashionability and demographic appeal; a motley crew including country singer Toby Keith, Irish dancer Michael Flatley, and rock group 3 Doors Down. Continue>
2016: Can everyone stop dying now, please? | Is it because I is white and middle class? | Hip-hop's role in the war on black culture
The Robert Glasper Experiment
Koko, Camden, London, 14th November 2016

The Robert Glasper Experiment If anyone calls themselves the “Experiment”, it’s usually a get-out-of-jail-free card if anyone has the audacity to think the “experiment” didn’t work.  As much as I love jazz, and as much as I love Robert Glasper on wax or CD, J Dilla and the rest of his backpack hip-hop ilk… Continue>



The Devil Made Me Do It (Paris, 1989)
By Andrew Kay

We head over to San Francisco this week to reminisce about rapper Paris and his seminal cut ‘The Devil Made Me Do It,' the title track of his first album. The video was, at the time  banned by MTV because this Nation of Islam affiliate filled his album with the kind of social commentary that made the establishment, including the so-called liberal record industry, very… Continue>

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