Afrobeat vs Afrobeats

Fela Kuti influenced the spirit of modern day Afrobeats but not the overall message and sound. Fela Anikulapo Kuti, originally Olufela Ransome-Kuti, is a name known by all Nigerians. Political activist, rebel and the pioneer of the music genre Afrobeat. Today however, there is a new sound coming out of Africa and the African diaspora;Continue reading “Afrobeat vs Afrobeats”

NS10v10: Wizkid v Vybz Kartel

When I heard about this clash I was conflicted. Who should I represent? My dad’s Nigerian side and Wizkid FC? Or my mum’s Jamaican side and the Gaza? The clash took place on Sunday and was hosted by No Signal, a music platform, which promotes black music. They have been going hard during lockdown andContinue reading “NS10v10: Wizkid v Vybz Kartel”

Songs that I’m listening to (2)

Eastenders, Ambush Buzzworl Beef over gyal is mad! Ambush Buzzworl (one of my favourite UK rappers) dropped a track with a message last Thursday. The song is called Eastenders and like the soap, it is full of drama. However, word to Ambush, “life’s real dirty, this ain’t no soap” (I only just caught that doubleContinue reading “Songs that I’m listening to (2)”

Greatest Shit: House of Pharaohs

This is the series that looks at people doing some of the greatest shit in our scene. We want to give people the flowers while they are still here and tell them “hey, what you’re doing is great, keep on doing it”. These are people doing it their way, however unconventional that may be. LastContinue reading “Greatest Shit: House of Pharaohs”

How D Block Europe are changing the game.

2019 was D Block Europe’s (DBE) year. Déjà vu. I said the same thing in 2018. However, the rap group from Lewisham, South London, went from strength to strength. They recently dropped their third mixtape of 2019, Street Trauma, on a Weezy-esque run. From the shows to places the down below, D Block have majorlyContinue reading “How D Block Europe are changing the game.”