Tag Archives: Riots

CARNIVAL 2011… It’s on… & it’s HOT HOT HOT!

The first big question that went through my mind the day the riots kicked off in Hackney and around the country was, “Carnival… what about Notting Hill Carnival?” That was back on August 8th and as the debates swirled and … Continue reading

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INNER CITY INSIGHT: Words, Sound & Power – MC Akala’s Life Of Rhyme & Life in Grime!

A blazing beacon of cultural enlightenment emerged from beneath the post-riot smokescreen in the form of UK MC, Akala’s ‘Life Of Rhyme’ on Channel 4. Following on from Saturday night’s well publicized but low budget and lame ‘How Hip Hop … Continue reading

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APOLOGIES… bit of a reflection comin’ on… steppin’ back to north London in the mid 80’s… then jumping to now… time to ‘Get Up, Get Into It Get Involved’…

It’s been a vexing time. The lame speeches, the frustrating TV debates, David Starkey…. I’ve even had recurring images of the intro to Shameless… the burning car, the estate… and philosophical Frank ‘avin’ a “Paaaaarty!” I’m tired of them all. … Continue reading

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Soul Jazz, Brownswood, Ninja Tune, Rough Trade… their future threatened by rioting & looters!

Ohhhh maaan… I was distressed to hear about the fire at Sony’s DADC distribution centre in Enfield which was burnt to the ground during the riots. This is a tragedy… a tragedy that will seriously impact on the most creative … Continue reading

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