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A Flava of the Month special at subterania in West London, with Common and Monie Love, kicking a freestyle towards the end of the night.

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This is a classic from the archive, at the end of DJ 279s Flava of the Month, TY and Kosher (Bloodhounds/Baskerville) jump on stage for a completely unrehearsed freestyle. Youngbloods take note, this was an awesome 5 minutes.

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Slum village performs at Scala in London on June 1st, 2000. It was the 4th Birthday of ‘Scratch’, which had become quite the Thursday night event. Jay Dee wasn’t there that night, but it was really cool, and really loud. ‘Raise it up’ had just come out and these dudes really killed it.

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TY – Well Well Well

June 19, 2013

New TY track, well, well, well. Lovely track from his new EP, ‘A Kick, Snare and an Idea Part 2′

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The GOD Speaks

May 7, 2013

Really nice session from the Red Bull Music Academy with Rakim, arguably the best to ever do it.

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Who’s World is This?

March 23, 2012

Nas representing QB, with Sniper G, Stix and Big Ted on Choice FM in 1994. As I remember this Nas probably felt a bit ambushed by this impromptu freestyle cipher with South London emcess (accents *cough*, but handled it in good spirits. This is definitely one we talked about for weeks afterwards at Liberty Grooves. [...]

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Fela Soul: De La Soul x Fela Kuti

September 22, 2011

Yet another mashup of Fela’s music. This time as an 8-track, 33 minute journey into the world of afrobeat rhythms, funky horn riffs, and classic hip-hop gems. Some remixes better than others, and I’m not totally convinced the idea works, partly because the politics of Fela’s music seems lost. But don’t take my work for [...]

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Watch the Throne – The Documentary

July 25, 2011

The hype train is well under way for the new Kanya x Jay Z collab Watch the Throne. Great short which is no doubt part of a longer feature a la Fade to Black. Russell Crowe looked incredibly strange in one scene. Tweet

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Treacherous Flow

June 15, 2011

What we’re gonna do is go back way back, back into time. I’d forgotton just how ill Treach’s flow was back in the day. Naughty by Nature play London on July 12th alongside Ice Cube. Tweet

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Paid In Full

May 2, 2011

The good people over at Shook Magazine have an interview with Rakim, ahead of his date alongside Black Star and Dela Soul. at the Forum on 10 May Check the full interview here Tweet

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