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We continue our look back at some of the best hip hop albums of the past decade, 2002 is up this time.
The second part of our look back at the best hip hop albums of the decade. This time, 2001 and Cannibal Ox, Roots Manuva and Aesop Rock.
It’s been over 10 years since his first album and Aesop Rock is still better than your favourite rapper. He took time out from the start of his 2008 European tour to kick the ballistics with us…
On the set for the ‘Coffee’ video – photo by Chrissy Piper
Can you remember when you first discovered hip-hop? Was [...]
We first spotted Kai Kuusisto (aka Kaintero) on Flickr a few months ago. His photos stood out from the crowd with those ultra tweaked airs, the great people portraits and the feeling of fun oozing out of every shot.
We hooked up with Kai to check out and talk about his ultra-dope photography…
Rider: Jorma Sonninen – [...]
On one of the many Delarge crew outings into the vastness of Brighton’s gig land, we were stopped in our tracks and found ourselves immersed in the sounds of an artist called Crillix. A live show incorporating guitar, samplers and loop stations to create electronic cinematic sounds peppered with heavy hand made beats was enough [...]
Take two different kinds of moonshine rum (one dark & spicy, one white), lemons, limes and fresh coconut milk, and mix them up nice and strong. Sip it in the heat of a Caribbean night then skank, rude-boy, skank.
The purple drank of 50s and 60s Jamaica was called Rude to Your Parents. You can draw [...]
Trapped in the Asylum is the debut full length album from Brighton’s Witchdoctor Wise, the eco-friendly MC who made noise with the Lost Souls crew, kept up the pace with the Skill Mega splinter project and has maintained a high level of heat with his live shows.
A handful of tracks that appeared on CDR release [...]
Driving home yesterday I saw a plastic water bottle in the gutter. It was half-full of what looked like piss. Two things struck me. Firstly, it’s not the first time that I’ve seen a bottle of piss on the side of the road. Secondly, there is something inherently depressing about looking at a bottle [...]
“We should enjoy America as we want to enjoy it” screeched the simian overlord as he stood in the historical shadow of the crumbling twin towers. “Them folks” hate us and everything we stand for. “Go to Disney World” he jabbered.
The administration has offered up myriad PR clangers as fodder for the keener satirist – [...]
Last Monday I joined the shrinking audience of the hand-wringing, the outraged and the desperately-seeking-quality-programming in watching BBC1’s Panorama. In spite of the Corporation’s attempts to obliterate one of a hand-full of shows that justify the legalised extortion of the TV license – 27 minutes of surprisingly decent output still managed to find a voice. [...]
Best of the beats
Our pick of the best podcasts:
- The Beat Magistral (Con Anima) (mp3) »
- D-Styles and The Glitch Mob (mp3) »
- Glitch Mob mix for XLR8R (mp3) »
We're listening to:
- Kendrick Lamar – Now Or Never - Bonus Track
- Kendrick Lamar – Black Boy Fly - Bonus Track
- Kendrick Lamar – The Recipe - Bonus Track
- Kendrick Lamar – Compton
- Kendrick Lamar – Real
- Kendrick Lamar – Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst
- Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank) (extended version)
- Kendrick Lamar – m.A.A.d city
- Kendrick Lamar – good kid
- Kendrick Lamar – Poetic Justice
- Ex Models – Orbital and Nuclear
- Ex Models – The Idea of Peter North
- Ex Models – It's on Television
- Rodan – tooth fairy
- Rodan – Wurl (The Flying Squire, Danbury, CT - bonus track)