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Concert News: The Roots Presents 1994: The Prequel – London Jazz Cafe

The Roots Crew

Packed into a busy touring schedule which includes a regular slot on the Late Show with Jimmy Fallon, it’s our privilege to welcome The Roots for three intimate shows in July. First playing the Jazz Cafe back in 1994, there isn’t any band that better embodies the spirit of the venue, with elements of hip-hop, soul, funk and more sown …

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New Music: YG – “Conversations with HER”

YG

“Conversations With HER is a project that I always had the title for, but I was unsure about when I would be able to write it because I hadn’t met HER. When I finally met HER, inspiration came immediately! Each song is based on a true story, and this body of work is my most vulnerable to date. It’s very …

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New Music: Tribe Called Quest drops “Dis Generation” as latest single

Tribe Called Quest - Image courtesy Rolling Stone magazine

“Dis Generation” is the latest track to be taken from the incredible new album “We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service” by legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest. “Di Generation” is A Tribe Called Quest at their best on a track about the pan-generational nature of hip-hop, both looking back and forwards to produce a classic …

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New Video : Chance The Rapper – “Same Drugs”

Chance The Rapper - Same Drugs

Chance The Rapper‘s new no-frills video for “Same Drugs” is here, and you can watch it here. The video directed by Jake Schreier sees Chance playing the piano with a big puppet next to him. The puppet comes to life, and sings Eryn Allen Kane’s vocals on the track. It’s a somewhat halting visual that goes nicely with the rousing …

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DJ Semtex sits down with Big Sean – #Idecided

1Xtra DJ Semtex, sits down with the rapper Big Sean on his recent visit to the UK. Strictly about the music. Big Sean talks about “Dark Sky Paradise” and his other albums and how it made him what he is today and how it set him up. DJ Semtex and Big Sean then break down the latest album “I Decided”, …

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Hip Hop News: Big Sean dropped bars before his new album #iDecided was released

This is what a lot of you were waiting for. In the hours leading up to the release of I Decided, Big Sean swung by the Hot 97 studio to spit some bars for Funkmaster Flex. The Detroit rapper didn’t disappoint. Sean freestyled for 8 minutes over three beats: Freeway’s “What We Do,” Mobb Deep’s “Quiet Storm,” and Nas’ “Oochie …

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