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Skepta nominated for three MOBO Awards after Mercury Prize win

Grime star Skepta could pick up more awards to go with his Mercury Prize win after he was today nominated for three Mobos.

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Blacksheepmag quiz new super-cool artist K.Flay

Kristine Flaherty,also known as K.Flay, hailing from Illinois (and also a graduate of StamfordUniversity in California), is the latest "genre defying" artist to hit people's radar. On the scene since…

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UK Fresh 2016 - The spirit of '86 lives on!

UK FRESH is finally back, for its 30th anniversary.

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Faith Evans flashes EVERYTHING as she performs on stage in Boston

Faith Evans took the meaning of wardrobe malfunction to a whole new level while performing in Boston over the weekend.

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Faith Evans flashes EVERYTHING as she performs on stage in Boston Faith Evans took the meaning of wardrobe malfunction to a whole new level while performing in Boston over the weekend. Continue>

Skepta nominated for three MOBO Awards after Mercury Prize win Grime star Skepta could pick up more awards to go with his Mercury Prize win after he was today nominated for three Mobos. Continue>

Hip Hop Icon Slick Rick announces first ever UK tour Music legend Slick Rick has announced his first ever UK tour with a string of livedates in November. The tour will stop in five cities in England and one in… 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>
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Lowkey
The Rainbow, Birmingham, 22nd September 2016

Lowkey Returning to tour after a four-year hiatus - one of which was spent on activist work in Palestine - the biggest question about Lowkey's series of comeback gigs was whether his time away would have affected his draw in the fast-moving world of hip-hop, or whether he remains the type… Continue>



'Letter To The Better (Masta Ace & Action:, 1989)
By Andrew Kay

One of the reasons for tuning into the Capital Rap Show from 1988-1994 was not only that you heard the most exclusive new hip-hop tracks, with flawless drops, stellar production and the inimitable, though often imitated DJ Tim Westwood, but that he played tracks that would make you excited that you were a part of hip-hop in the UK in its truly golden period. Continue>

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