Kat Rolle considers the challenges for the middle classes when it comes to enjoying hip-hop...»
‘Hip hop on trial’; this was the name given to a global debate that took place in London just two weeks ago, the third in a series of discussions hosted by Intelligence Squared in association with Google+. A panel of expert speakers were assembled at the Barbican Centre and around the world via video links, from Q-Tip and KRS-One to Benjamin Zephaniah and Jesse Jackson, with the intention of going back and forth over the motion “Hip Hop Doesn’t Enhance Society, It Degrades It”.»
It’s hard to recall the sweeping tirade of outrage and horror that accompanied the release of Eminem’s second album back in May 2000. The pious wrung their hands in exasperation. The tabloids pleaded the Home Office to ban him from entry. The great and the good shook their heads, expressing disgust in neat soundbites. As for Eminem? He opened his UK tour in the winter of that year wielding a hockey mask and chainsaw... »
This weekend (August 20th & 21st), the 2011 edition of V opens its doors and also features a number of artists we're getting excited about seeing across its dual sites of Weston Park in Staffordshire and Hylands Park, Chelmsford. Here's 10 we recommend you to check out...»
BACK IN THE PLAYER THIS WEEK….
Been trying to wean myself off the new school (difficult when you are at the same time trying to stay on top of new releases), so I turned back a few years (well, tow) to this cut. This has a fresh East Coast Latino style which sounds lik»