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Please Mind The Gap

Please Mind The Gap

The Gap Band didn’t mean much to me until two months ago. This is unacceptable. Growing up in a Motown-for-breakfast household with an unhealthy helping of 80s ballads, I was unreasonably proud of my funk collection. Before the wretched early teens kicked in, dad would take me to car-boot sales to hunt for records. A […]

J.Dilla Was One of a Kind

J.Dilla Was One of a Kind

Jay Dee. Dilla Dawg. J.Dilla. Government name James Yancey. Perhaps you’ve heard of him? If you’ve been a fan in the Hip Hop world over the past 10 + years and you say you haven’t, you really have. If you have heard tracks by Common, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, the Pharcyde, The […]

Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip: the saviours of UK hip-hop?

Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip: the saviours of UK hip-hop?

Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip. If you haven’t heard of them, do yourself a favour: check them out immediately. Representing the acceptable face of UK hip-hop, this is an act with more depth, creativity and intelligence than the vast majority of artists out there. They have the balls to sample Radiohead – and get […]

Bizarre Ride II freethinking

Bizarre Ride II freethinking

It’s no secret that my moving from the suburbs in NJ to the Eastern Shore of Virgina during my 8th and 9th grade years at school shaped my music taste, as well as opened me up to everything Funky. From Funk to Soul to Reggae to early Hip Hop, the record store off of Market […]