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Interviews

Wall of Fame

By Andrew Kay | 20 May 2009
Published in: Interviews
Houston-based rapper Paul Wall isn't too well known in the U.K. But that's all set to change with the release of his third album, ‘Fast Life', which, in his own words, "is themed around the life of a go-getter". Continue>

Grand Masters

By Ryan Proctor | 20 May 2009
Published in: Interviews
Having already achieved independent success with projects such as 2005's 'Street Scriptures' and the fourth instalment of the critically-acclaimed 'Jazzmatazz' series, former Gang Starr front-man Guru and his production partner Solar return with 'Lost & Found', a project grounded in the heritage of true hip-hop which also finds the duo… Continue>

Independence is an Advantage

By Marsha Gosho Oakes | 14 May 2009
Published in: Interviews
Late 2008 saw the release of an impeccably-produced R&B/soul album which could quite possibly be classed as the sexiest soul album unleashed in recent years - The Beauty Created. You may well not have heard of it, or the artist behind it - Jesse Boykins III - due to its… Continue>

Shaun Boothe: Hip-hop's Historian

By Mark Devlin | 13 May 2009
Published in: Interviews
Canadian rapper Shaun Boothe has chosen a novel way of making an impact and standing out from the crowd. Inspired by Nas' ‘The Unauthorized Biography of Rakim', his own ‘Unauthorized' series consists of twelve tracks, unleashed at a rate of one a month, each supported by a cut-and-paste Youtube video,… Continue>

Innervisions

By Marsha Gosho Oakes | 06 May 2009
Published in: Interviews
Despite describing The Way I See It as "probably some of the best material I've ever toured with," one gets the feeling Raphael Saadiq is still waiting for the peak in response to his latest album. Continue>

Back To Basics

By Stretch Taylor | 06 May 2009
Published in: Interviews
After a three year hiatus Eric Benet is back with 'Love & Life', his stunning fourth album that is every bit as good as his critically acclaimed 'Day In The Life' set. Often given bad press and sometimes wrongly so, Eric's life hasn't been an easy journey since the tragic… Continue>

Doing It Again

By Charles Waring | 06 May 2009
Published in: Interviews
After a four-year hiatus, the young Californian songstress gets back into the groove with ‘Let's Do It Again,' an excellent new album that pays homage to the vintage soul sounds of yesteryear. Charles Waring listens appreciatively. On first hearing Leela James' raw, raspy, and extremely powerful gospel-infused voice, some listeners… Continue>

Speak Up!

By Russell Myrie | 06 May 2009
Published in: Interviews
It's been a minute since Big Dada signed an artist from South London. That's kinda strange, considering that the other two, TY and Roots Manuva, have been big winners for both the label and music in general. Speech Debelle, also the imprint's first female rapper, looks like being another triumph. Continue>

From Ireland, With Love

By Kaydine Biscette | 06 May 2009
Published in: Interviews
Her music has been described as ‘sunshine' soul, and she definitely lights up a room with her slightly American twanged Irish accent. Whilst taking some time out from touring, singer Laura Izibor talks to Black Sheep Magazine about her new single, her longing to collaborate with Jill Scott and her… Continue>

The Wright Stuff

By Charles Waring | 05 May 2009
Published in: Interviews
Currently making waves with his debut album 'Feet On The Ground,' the Nottingham-born soul singer, Anthoney Wright, talks to Charles Waring about his music, family, faith, and ambitions. Continue>
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