Behind The Scenes of Hip-Hop – An Interview with Safiya Mae Lewis

Behind The Scenes of Hip-Hop – An Interview with Safiya Mae Lewis

Safiya Mae Lewis is a veteran of the music industry. During her time, she has organised tours and held events for some of the most well-known names in the industry, from Puff and Jay-Z to Method Man and Ghostface. We sat down with her to explore what it’s like to manage such big names and [...]

Quarantine Quandaries – Vinyl

Quarantine Quandaries – Vinyl

As I write this the world is on lock-down. Quarantine is in effect and the world seems to be grinding to a halt as we try to carry on daily life amid a truly global pandemic. In light of that I find myself given more time at home, inside. And despite everything that is ongoing, [...]

LOVE LETTER TO A CLASSIC: CANNIBAL OX – THE COLD VEIN

LOVE LETTER TO A CLASSIC: CANNIBAL OX – THE COLD VEIN

Have you ever noticed when you’re insufferably cold, it’s all you can think about?  The body clenches and stutters in freezing temperatures, the mind craves warmth and refuge. Every action is shone through this prism. Pieces of music often elicit flickers of emotion, gently reviving impulses and thought trains - however, rarely do they conjure [...]

D SMOKE – INGLEWOOD HIGH (WOODWORKS RECORDS)

D SMOKE – INGLEWOOD HIGH (WOODWORKS RECORDS)

As someone who is generally loathed to watch any sort of reality TV, I was nonetheless suckered in by Netflix’s new Rhythm + Flow, where Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and T.I. look for the latest hip-hop superstar. Partly this was because R&F largely avoided the corny sentimentality and needless confrontation that other reality shows [...]

Homeboy Sandman Interview

Homeboy Sandman Interview

Homeboy Sandman has been a constant favourite amongst the Southsiders for many years. Releasing numerous projects (this new one is his seventeenth!) throughout the years, he has been delivering quality, verbal dexterity for over a decade. We were lucky enough to chat with Boy Sand on the back of the release of his latest album [...]