Race has always been a prevalent topic of discussion. Before we were black, we simply existed as people. Black didn’t become a race until whites coined it. With any dialogue regarding race comes a field of eggshells, people are cautious as they don’t want to defend and rightfully so. Many people, notably my closest friends, […]Read more "Being Unapologetically Black"
For some, purchasing music is a ritual. Stores such as HMV resemble ghost towns now and the very mention of going to one to buy a CD seems alien. Once a hobby for many, browsing through shelves looking for physical music now appears to be a trend on the rise again. Nowadays you’ll find recent […]Read more "Vinyl’s ‘Resurgence’ and Music Ownership"
Black History Month has always raised a few eyebrows. People question why we only have a month to celebrate it, or why it even exists. Nevertheless, whilst it exists, we may as well use it as an opportunity to educate and to learn more about our history and community. What’s important to understand is that […]Read more "More Than Melanin: A Film Series on Black Experiences"
By Blake Valentine Aaron “Rambo” Ramsey has just scored the wining goal and collected the man of the match award in the FA Cup Final of 2014, which told, as it abruptly spat in the face of the hurt and torment of the 9 years that preceded it. It was around 3,287 days since Patrick […]Read more "Aaron Ramsey"
I must have been a mere ten year-old lad when I first heard Craig David’s Rewind and from the first listen I knew that he was a talented artist. It was Christmas of 1999 and the world was going crazy about the Millennium and the pending bug that was going to affect every computer. Meanwhile, […]Read more "Why We Don’t Deserve Someone Like Craig David Again"
There are few artists that immediately grasp your attention from one song and with an extremely limited catalogue of material. LA-based songstress, King avriel is one of those artists that is able to do so. Avriel Epps, her real name, only has a handful of songs but none more relevant and potent as Paranormal Paradigm. […]Read more "Why King avriel Is Important To Music"
Following on from the recent ‘Man and His Emotions’ series of articles, Calum and I decided to delve deeper into the subject to find out just what people thought about it. We conducted a two-pronged study, Calum ran the focus group, whilst I formulated the survey and analysed the results. On behalf of Calum and […]Read more "Man and His Emotions Part III: The Results From The Study"
By Calum Jacobs Four years ago my childhood best friend committed suicide. In the months leading up to his death we were in intermittent contact, and though he hadn’t seemed as gregarious as his younger self, nothing in his demeanour suggested he was gearing up to take his own life at the age of just […]Read more "Man and His Emotions Part II"
Feminism is no longer a taboo and people are really starting to embrace what is really like to be a woman. However, in the midst of all of this, the role of man in society has been somewhat mired. Believe it or not, there are roles which have been assigned to men which really need […]Read more "Man and His Emotions"
R&B has been revolutionised in recent years, in fact the very template seems to have ripped to shreds and those that have reinvented it aren’t the labels; it is the artists themselves. The latter half of the last decade seemed to disappoint with R&B deciding to groove to the sound of dance. We were blessed […]Read more "BANKS Rewriting The Template"