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There's a good reason why Manchester's The Lounge has earned a reputation as one of the city's liveliest party spots with one of the most diverse musical programmes. Rather than being run by corporate investors in suits who are clueless when it comes to music, this venue is owned and… Continue>

Lupe Fiasco: Same shit, different name

By Ewen Ramsbottom | 13 February 2017
Published in: Hoof to the Head
I used to respect Lupe Fiasco, feeling he was that rarest of entities - a rapper signed to a corporate label who stayed outside of the usual trends and agendas, and expressed himself freely and meaningfully on tracks like ‘Words I Never Said.’ Continue>

Trump stakes: where politics and hip-hop meet

By Shaun Shearer | 21 January 2017
Published in: Hoof to the Head
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… Continue>

Boogie on the borders: the SSW7 Weekender

By Mark Devlin | 16 January 2017
Published in: Black Sheep Hotspots
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,… Continue>

2016: Can everyone stop dying now, please?

By Ewen Ramsbottom | 28 December 2016
Published in: Hoof to the Head
It will go down forever as the year of the celebrity death cull. If there’s ever been a famous body count higher than that of the last 12 months I’d like to hear about it. The eclectic array of those lost in 2016 is such that, pretty much everyone will… Continue>

Tara Priya: Fascinating Rhythm

By Nobby Lamb | 07 December 2016
Published in: Interviews
Black Sheep Mag gets to know US R&B singer Tara Priya. Continue>

The Mighty Three Story, Part Four: The Forces Collide

By Duncan Payne | 02 December 2016
Published in: Interviews
A continuation of the look at the early musical lives of Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff & Thom Bell.   Continue>

Days over Egypt

By Felix Mensah | 21 November 2016
Published in: Interviews
Known by those ‘in the know’ as a member of the global ‘trance’ collective Operation Sunshine,  Haytham Kamal is eager to move into much more soulful territory. The Cairo-based producer/remixer/DJ devotes a spare moment to talk to Blacksheep Magazine as he prepares to venture into more soulful climes as he… Continue>

Is it because I is white and middle class?

By Shaun Shearer | 10 November 2016
Published in: Hoof to the Head
Honey G. It's all a big joke, right? The only question is whether it's she herself who is the butt of it, or the general public at large.  Who's the player and who's getting played? Continue>

Kentucky Fly & Kickin'

By Andrew Kay | 09 November 2016
Published in: Interviews
G.F.L are out of the Westside of Louisvile Kentucky, mid-West geographically, but Southern in mentality and outlook. Whatever or wherever, they’re making a name for themselves. Bubbling under the radar, but making music that captures the heart and soul of homeboys and fly girls alike. G.F.L are trying to stay… Continue>
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