*REVIEWING* Newham Talks: Kano Interviews Dr Joy White

Cammy Thomas When Joy White delivered her revered presentation ‘Newham the East London grime site of a place of emancipatory disruption’ for Black history month 2019, detailing the foundations of grime, which sprouted from the roots of reggae after our grandparents migrated to the UK and laid the soil, from which a myriad of black… Continue reading *REVIEWING* Newham Talks: Kano Interviews Dr Joy White

Revisiting the Voices of Newham: Reggae’s Past and Grime’s Present

Dr Joy White’s presentation, opened with a video she played to the audience, the video contained interviews conducted with the now revered artists Ghetts, Griminal, Lethal B and Skepta, when they were at the inception of their careers back in 2010. Locally known, but not yet internationally celebrated, Ghetts confidently states he is an artist of many genre’s but he closely relates to and loves Grime so much he...

Newham: The East London Grime Site as A Place of Emancipatory Disruption

Newham was historically known as the gateway between London and Essex, the borough also appeared to act as a gateway for ethnic minority communities to converge and coexist, as Newham became the 2nd highest diverse group in the UK in 2001 UK Census, this would have encouraged differing racial and cultural groups to bond together in the comfort of working-class relatability. In conjunction with the ethnic make-up of Newham, the borough also had the 2nd highest...

Manchester’s PERiiSU & EssJay invite you to have ‘The Last Dance’

Manchester’s perilously talented producer, singer and rapper PERiiSU featured in my 2017 ‘Northern Exposure’ write up where I shone the spotlight towards the talented women within Manchester’s Grime, Rap and R&B scene. Soon after, I reviewed PERiiSU’s mesmerising debut E.P ‘Metamorphic’ where I applauded the talented producer’s use of experimental sci-fi-esque Sonic’s and commended her futuristic vision...

*ARTIST PROFILE // EP REVIEW*: The Misdemeanor’s of An Icon

This is not a test! Missy really has given us a fresh body of work for the first time in 14 years, with each track seasoned with secret ingredients from her very own personal cook book. When blended together all the differing flavours she samples from different eras of her career, marinade effortlessly until we reach full flavour of – The icon that is Missy...

*EXCLUSIVE* *COMING SOON* It’s on ‘Smoke’ In The Queen’s Quarters

London rapper Queenie shook the table and smashed it to smithereens last year, when she dropped her memorable verse on the IMMENSE and politically important, Lioness led, 2018 Grime track; ‘DBT Remix.’ The first of 5 female guest MC’s, which delved into the issues of colourism and sexism within the black community, saw Queenie brazenly warn any wasteman who dares to try and bring her down with their unwarranted negative opinions, that she will wear her waist trainer for fitness or fashion and will stick to doing as she pleases. She ends her verse,,,

The New Gen. Gal-dem came, to ‘Switch Up’ The Game!

Veteran MC and ‘Don’t Flop’ battle champion, Lady Shocker has passed an electric current through her 12 strong squad on ‘The Switch Up’ (produced by JBoss), if there’s a nationwide power cut tomorrow (10th May) when the video drops we know who to blame! The line-up reads like a new generation of winners within Grime, * Clears throat for roll call * We have, Lady Shocker (Team captain), Miz, Chey, NyNy, Laughta, Pre Wavy, Nehanda, Cassie Rytz, Frankie StayWoke, Portia NY, Nerva, Tomboy Sexy, and Madders Tiff *Gulps glass of water after reeling off the cast list.* ...

*NEW VIDEO* FFSYTHO & Filthy Gears’ come to merk as they: ‘Bop Through Ya Manor’

FFSYTHO ‘Bop through ya manor’, produced by the producer who I’m convinced does not sleep – Filthy Gears, is no exception. The video to yet another attention grabbing freestyle which dropped last year, has finally landed and it was worth the wait. As the track opens with Filthy Gears skittish violins, FFSYTHO is sat on an arm chair...