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Live Reviews

Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde live

Venue Jazz Cafe, London
Date 7th Feb 2013
By DJ Taylor | 11 February 2013
Published in: Live Reviews
The idea of playing a classic album in its entirety live has been warmly embraced by the rock canon, with everyone from the Pixies to Pink Floyd shouldering their Fenders and playing to packed houses. But rap? Snoop toured Doggystyle last year, however, as far as I'm aware – feel… Continue>

DJ Krush

Venue The Forum, Kentish Town, London
Date 1st February 2013
By Andrew Kay | 05 February 2013
Published in: Live Reviews
Watching a series of deejays perform either their own compositions or their own favourite records might be a bit of a dull prospect, but this turned out to confound fears and ally expectations. Continue>

Sixto Rodriguez

Venue The Roundhouse, London
Date 14th November 2012
By Andrew Kay | 15 November 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
This past Summer, arguably the best film of the year was released, 'Searching for Sugarman'. This was a deeply emotionally affecting story of the mysterious Sixto Rodriguez, a native of Detroit and ostensibly a Latino Bob Dylan, with his folksy stories of human existence. Rumours abound of his whereabouts, including… Continue>

Lord Finesse live in London

Venue Cargo, London
Date 7th November 2012
By Andrew Kay | 11 November 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
With another member of Diggin' in the Crates (D.I.T.C) recently cancelling his December London show (Diamond D) we got about as good a replacement with Lord Finesse. Although given the disorganised mess the music industry is in, especially with live shows, you'd be forgiven for thinking that having Finesse instead… Continue>

Pete Rock & C.L Smooth

Venue The Jazz Cafe, London
Date 29th Oct 2012
By Ryan Proctor | 06 November 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
As one of Hip-Hop's greatest musical partnerships, Pete Rock & C.L.Smooth hold a place not only in the rap history books, but also in the hearts of loyal fans worldwide. The Money Earnin' Mount Vernon duo's output in the early-to-mid-90s consisted of nothing but back-to-back classic material, from their debut… Continue>

MF Doom & guests

Venue Village Underground, London
Date 2nd November 2012
By Andrew Kay | 03 November 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
MF Doom shares a lot of similarities to another amiable slacker-cum-genius rapper; Grand Puba. Both are stocky in build, gassed up by the industry and fans as being the second coming, and both - at differing times of hip-hop’s apex - have been responsible for some of the game's greatest… Continue>

DJ DOO WOP / SADAT X / JERU THE DAMAJA 

Venue The Jazz Cafe, London
Date 17th Oct 2012
By Ryan Proctor | 29 October 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
London has seen its fair share of performances from golden-eraartists in recent months, with this particular event being one of themost anticipated, promising appearances from not one, but two iconicemcees backed-up by one of the greatest mixtape deejays of all-time. Continue>

Inspectah Deck

Venue The Jazz Cafe, London
Date 8 October 2012
By Ryan Proctor | 16 October 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
Times have definitely changed. Almost twenty years ago, in 1993, the mighty Wu-Tang Clan launched an assault from the slums of Shaolin that would have a lasting impact on the music, business and culture of Hip- Hop, placing the RZA-led band of rap brothers alongside the likes of Public Enemy… Continue>

Motown/ Soul Night/ The Elgins

Venue Northamptonshire County Cricket Ground
Date 6th October 2012
By Felix Mensah | 14 October 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
Tonight marked a ‘Shades’ tribute event, (Shades being a local classic soul club of the 60s & 70s). This was a night organised by veteran all round promoter/ DJ Paddy Grady, with guest DJ slots by MKFM/ Envison’s Paul Gray and the legendary Finny, plus the main attraction - a live… Continue>

Large Professor & Cormega

Venue The Jazz Cafe, London
Date 26th Sept 2012
By Ryan Proctor | 05 October 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
Few individuals embody the essence of Hip-Hop like Flushing, Queens legend Large Professor. From his early beginnings as a student of the late, great studio wiz Paul C., to Main Source's 1991 classic "Breaking Atoms" and his production / remix work for the likes of Nas, Common and Gang Starr,… Continue>
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