UK rap

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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Paris is burning

February 19, 2011

Jonzi D had been holding it down as an emcee, choreographer and artist for years. He’s a true pioneer of hiphop internationally, and is one of the founding fathers of hiphop inspired dance and theatre. Trained in a variety of traditional styles at The Place theatre in London and now as artist in residence at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre, where is acclamied Breakin’ Convention is held every year. He has continually innovated the art form and inspried a movement. Long before the new crop of shows like Into to the Hoods and the productions of Boy Blue. There was Jonzi D and his and Benji Reid. Still as lyrically potent as ever this film was made by Breeze Yoko when Jonzi was in Paris.

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POW! The National Anthem

February 5, 2011

I’m always slightly uncomfortable when a National newspaper gets all high and mighty on the virtues of youth rebellion. Although Dan Hancock’s insight piece in the Guardian this was an interesting look at Lethal Bizzle’s Pow! Dan explains how the song has became and anthem for the recent protests on tuition fees. Dan writes “Like punk at its best, Pow! is a breathless three-minute assault of sheer adrenaline. It starts with an explosive introduction from Bizzle, before a frantic passing of the microphone from one MC to another ” I’m undecided as where this appropriation leads the music, but the buttlerfly effect of it all is interesting to watch.

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The Last Tapes: Skinny Man

February 3, 2011

Diggin in the crates for this performance from Skinny Man at Jonzi D’s Apricot Apricot Jam, he did this week’s after doing battle at the FKO Raw Freestyle competition.

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