Tag Archives: Hip Hop

Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin: Hustler’s Convention 40th Anniversary

Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin presented ‘Hustler’s Convention’ 40th Anniversary at the Jazz Cafe in London on Monday night and the “Godfather Of Rap” blew us all away – including the High Priest of P Funk, George Clinton. Despite the miserable weather, … Continue reading

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SOUL MATES present “YASIIN GAYE”

SOUL MATES present YAASIN GAYE….spotted on http://amerigo.bandcamp.com/ Amerigo Gazaway’s new *Soul Mates* series continues the theme of his previous work in creating collaborations that never were. On the series’ first installment, the producer unites Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (Formerly Mos … Continue reading

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UP FOR THE DOWNLOAD… EVERYBODY GET UP! Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave’s ‘Drumhedz’ Mixtape + Induce’s Classic Black 3 + The Underachievers’ ‘Indigoism’

I first heard Chris Dave play at the Jazz Cafe in Camden Town when Me’shell N’Degeocello dropped into town to play an instrumental set. That was deep. He’s also played with D’Angelo, Beyoncé , Kenny Garrett, Terrence Blanchard, Wynton Marsalis, … Continue reading

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Saul Williams… CHORUS – A Literary Mixtape… a combination of trash, heart, and craft… an anthology in rant!

Last week we dropped into the QEH on London’s South Bank to experience the latest lyrical venture of master poet / wordsmith Saul Williams and what a night it was. The hall was packed and anticipation high. Our host was … Continue reading

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FLIP THE SCRIPT… now online.

Kingsley Davis’ has just launched his  new website with news, videos, shopping and a selection of B&W prints now available. The man himself is totally chuffed with the result and to mark the launch Kings has got another signed copy … Continue reading

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DEEP JAZZZ QUIZ…. How did you do?

The DEEP JAZZ QUIZ was posted on Dec 15th and as I’ve said… a lot of the answers to those deeper questions were to be found in the back issues of Straight No Chaser….  others, are for some people, common … Continue reading

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Welcome to SHADOW-LANDS at the The Boiler Room

Back in the day… way back in the day….  I met a young DJ Shadow at the Blue Note Club in Hoxton Square.  He was working with an even younger James Lavelle, who at that time was scribbling a column … Continue reading

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‘SLEEP’…. No. 4 from THE ROOTS… ‘Undun”.

CHECK the post THE ROOTS: ‘Undun’… a ghetto symphony… the story so far! to watch ‘Tip The Scale’, ‘Stomp’ and ‘Make My” from this radical quartet of short films. It was Posted on November 16, 2011 under Words Sound & … Continue reading

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THE ROOTS: ‘Undun’…. a ghetto symphony… the story so far!

OK… watch out ’cause the force that is The Roots are back on the block with vengeance.  For four Tuesdays up to December 6th, the release date for the heavily anticipated ‘Undun’ album, The Roots are releasing gritty black and … Continue reading

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Jazz re:freshed: Mau Mau-ing the Flak Catchers

When I launched this blog, one thing I had on my list was Jazz re:freshed. There’s a whole heap of words been written on-line, in recent times, about the UK jazz scene so I thought a nice “little” on-line interview with … Continue reading

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