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New videos from Truth By Design, The Doppelgangaz and Masta Ace... Continue>

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Dilated Peoples tear down London's Jazz Cafe

The hottest day of the year did not deter Dilated Peoples' fans from cramming in to the Jazz Café before the legendary California trio hit the stage at gone 10pm

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Is soul music dead?

Long time soul music fanatic and Blacksheep magazine contributor Duncan Payne goes exclusively deep in this interactive article.

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Lauryn Hill on being two hours late to concert: ‘I need to align my energies with the time’

Lauryn Hill has told fans that she was two hours late to a concert because she needed to 'align' her 'energies'.

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Pete Rock & CL Smooth Announce “All Souled Out” West Coast Tour

Pete Rock & CL Smooth have announced a rare West Coast Tour, according to a press release.

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Lauryn Hill on being two hours late to concert: ‘I need to align my energies with the time’ Lauryn Hill has told fans that she was two hours late to a concert because she needed to 'align' her 'energies'. Continue>

Pete Rock & CL Smooth Announce “All Souled Out” West Coast Tour Pete Rock & CL Smooth have announced a rare West Coast Tour, according to a press release. Continue>

Janet Jackson ‘pregnant’ with first child at 49 Janet Jackson is reportedly pregnant with her first child at the age of 49. Continue>

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Breakin' Convention returns to London, May 2016 Sadler’s Wells’ critically acclaimed international festival of hip hop dance theatre, Breakin’ Convention, is back, with performances from UK and international companies and crews. Now in its 13th year, this hugely popular Sadler’s Wells Project is once again hosted and curated by Associate Artist Jonzi D. Following the annual festival at Sadler’s Wells over the May bank holiday, Breakin’ Convention will then tour to eight venues across the UK throughout May until Wednesday 1 June 2016. Continue>

As if to drive home the absolute corporate dominance at all levels of the US market, even those artists commonly thought of as 'conscious' rappers, whose music has stayed outside of the obvious corporate agendas, have offered the odd clue as to the true nature of their industry owners. Continue>
Regression: it's the new progression | The strange enigma of Jay Electronica | The Illuminati - it's so last year, darling
Masta Ace
Xoyo, London, 10th May 2016

Masta Ace Masta Ace has a carved a niche out for himself in the world of hip-hop. An independent, with an abundance of talent, his embryonic beginning happened under the Marley Marl ‘In Control’ banner in the late 80s. That didn’t work out- Ace has never really been a company man, unless… Continue>



This Can't Be Life (Jay-Z Feat. Beanie Sigel & Scarface, 2003)
By Mark Devlin

One of the greatest things about (real) hip-hop is the genre's ability to address every kind of life situation and human emotion. While party joints have their place, it's the reflective kind of joint that hip-hop does so well, and there are few finer moments than this Kanye West-produced soul searcher from the Roc A Fella camp in 2003. Continue>

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