Brother Ali Interview

Brother Ali Interview

Over the past eighteen years, Brother Ali has earned wide critical acclaim for his deeply personal, socially conscious, and inspiring brand of hip-hop. Under Rhymesayers Entertainment, he’s unleashed a series of lauded projects, establishing himself as one of the most respected independent voices in music. The latest chapter in that celebrated journey is All the [...]

James Blake – Assume Form (Polydor Records)

James Blake – Assume Form (Polydor Records)

James Blake's fourth album is an intransigent study of the darker sides to love, strengthening his already abundant appeal among the pop music elite. Adding collaborators such as Travis Scott and André 3000 to a list that consists of Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West to name a few; Assume Form has further cemented James [...]

JID – DiCaprio 2 (Dreamville Records)

JID – DiCaprio 2 (Dreamville Records)

This Atlanta native came to the attention of the wider hip-hop community after his seismic debut album, The Never Story, was released last year and DiCaprio 2 appears to be the incisive aftershock succeeding the tremor. JID has frequently cited Leonardo DiCaprio as his favourite actor. At the time of the release of his first mixtape, DiCaprio, [...]

Live Show: Dessa – Glasgow (Stereo Cafe Bar)

Live Show: Dessa – Glasgow (Stereo Cafe Bar)

I arrived earlier than expected to the venue. The venue was vegan bar and all-round hipster hangout, Stereo Cafe Bar located on Renfield Lane, Glasgow. As I sat at the bar having the ritual pre-gig pint, I started to distinguish the difference between the vegan bar patronage and the people heading to the basement to [...]