Viper’s Nest is a new podcast from the team behind Viper Magazine. Recorded in London in March 2019, the first episode features a discussion about Cancel Culture, following Daniel Caesar defending YesJulz. The group also chat about which musician they would cast as their crush in a music video, their favourite new artists and faux […]
On Friday night I took part in a debate for Jump Off TV about Kanye West‘s performance at the Brit Awards. There have been many debates about the performance but the topic of Do British Urban Artists Need Validation From America?
Another generational debate with the legendary Prince Paul and his son DJ PForreal.
In conversation on a popular social networking site, I claimed to judge rappers based on their cartoon references. It’s something I hadn’t realised before, but it’s true. Well, half true. On my Top Trump rapper cards, I’d have to also include their number of arrests and the weight of their last consignment. But ultimately, a […]
Last night I went to see M.O.P at Jazz Café, a show I’d been anticipating since missing their gig last August. I was going to write a review of the show, but sadly it was let down by the most pitiful display of sexism I’ve seen in a long time. So instead, here’s an open […]
Last night a controversial debate went down for MTV’S Best Of The Best: UK MCs 2010…
Long considered the pioneer of hip hop culture, DJ Kool Herc has contributed a great deal to music. Now that his health is at risk, many hip hop heavyweights are being called on for support…
Eminem made waves when he entered the rap game with violent and sexually explicit lyrics, but was soon reaching Number 1 in the charts. Though it’s debatable, many would say that he has stayed true to his roots throughout his career. So does he have the potential to bring underground artists into the mainstream on […]
XXL’s Freshmen ‘11 have been leaked, but have they made the right choices? The 2011 list is made up of Big K.R.I.T, CyHi The Prince, Diggy Simmons, Kendrick Lamar, Lil’ B, Lil Twist, Mac Miller, French Montana, Yelawolf & Meek Mill.
Speaking of Jasper Joffe, this is an interesting film from his recent talk at the Royal College of Art. The artist focused on the topic of D.I.Y culture and how it can be used to boost a career. Having exhibited his work in a pound shop and a synagogue, Joffe is the perfect advisor on […]
So Too Short and other Bay Area rappers have been blamed for an increase in teen prostitution. Apparently the affluent lifestyle that they promote through songs about pimping was what led these girls into prostitution, therefore it is the fault of the rappers. Hmmm, that’s a bit of an outlandish statement in my eyes. I […]
My girl Danielle recently launched her amazing new radio show, The Dani Show in which she shares music and discusses controversial topics. In episode one, she expressed her opinions on Kat Stacks and Gamu Nhengu’s immigration issues and plays tracks by Ms Bratt and Jessie J. In episode two she explains why the government loves […]
From budget cuts to riots, it seems the Thatcher years are on a comeback. It’s funny because when ConDem came into power, a lot of people were talking revolutions and though I could see how bad the future may become, I still found the footage of yesterday’s riots quite surreal. We could still learn a […]
If you don’t know about DJ D-Nice, you should really get to know. Obviously he’s pretty good on the wheels of steel, but he’s also a photographer, filmaker and all round creative dude. You may recognise the name, he was one third of Boogie Down Productions and got a million shout outs on Criminal Minded. His […]
Recently Rah Digga offered her two cents in the debate over Kat Stacks, adding the most sensible perspective that I’ve heard so far. She pretty much sums up my own opinion on the groupie of 2010.
Recently I went to see the film, Get Him To The Greek, because I’m super cool and cultured… But anyway, there’s a scene in which Russell Brand says something about life being better through love and security rather than experiences, or something equally deep and meaningful. I don’t agree. As shallow as it sounds, at […]
I’m just gonna come out and say it, I fucking hate Drake. For the last year or so, I’ve tried to like him and in the beginning I almost got there. But then I realised that I was just into the beats. Beats, which I’m sure could go to a genuinely talented artist if it […]
This is a really good interview to watch if you’re into Hip Hop and the Illuminati. Fuck that, it’s just a really good interview in general. Professor Griff, formerly a member of Public Enemy knows how to create quite a stir. Here he explains why his house got burnt down, why Nas & Jay-Z made […]
Recently I’ve begun to think differently about censorship in music. This is a bit of a shock to me as I’ve always been a girl that prefers the explicit versions of songs. Maybe it’s maturity, but I’m starting to believe that some words should be concealed, in particular, words that could be considered racist if […]