Plan B returns with a new emotional song and powerful video. Artistic brilliance depicitcing the reality of war and it’s consequence’s.
Lowkey & Akala speak on the tragedy of Grenfell & Lowkey interviews his friend, a survivor who after 3 and half hours & 4 attempts eventually managed to escape from the 15th floor. Heart wrenching interviews.
Noisy & the legend that is Mike Skinner have teamed up yet again to bring us a new documentary about the current UK Rap scene.
The scenes got a lot of different names. Some people call it Rap, some call it Trap, others Drill. Call it what you want just don’t call it Road Rap right? Well that’s what Mikes saying. The documentary looks at how police target UK Rap shows and are shutting down tours before they even begin.
He interviews 67, C Biz, Section Boyz, Potter Payper & Corleone. Talks road, music, business, perception & motivation as the UK scene is finally offering a real alternative to the road grind. It offers a legitimate hustle and man in the endz can actually see people like themselves making it and doing well. That’s inspiring.
I know this dropped a couple of weeks back now but I’ve been mad busy & forgot to post but for all the Hip-Hop fans out there, if you haven’t already I truly recommend you watch it. Cole reaches out to community’s and people to talk about a range of subjects.
Yesterday, JME met up with the leader of The Labour Party to discuss why so many young people don’t vote. In the build up to June 8th snap general election this is a very important question to ask. The voice of The younger generation needs to be heard.
After the meeting JME took to Twitter to post links and encourage the younger population to register to vote and do some research on who they’re voting for.
Papi’s back with another banger produced by Carns Hill. Mellow beat, hard bars and a sick flow, all topped off nicely with some eye catching visuals of where he’s from.
The term classic seems to be thrown around way to lightly these days and I think it’s unfair to call every other album that drops a classic, especially after only a day or two of its release. This morning, BBC 1xtra’s twitter page tweeted this
I rate Kendrick just as much as the next guy, I mean, he’s definitely one of, if not the best rapper out right now. But to call his album a classic after only 2 or 3 days is a bit much.
The dictionary definition of a classic is
- judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind.
“a classic novel”
The keys words to point out here are clearly “over a period of time“. Sometimes good music gets released, charts well, has everybody singing/rapping along but 6 months down the line it’s forgotten.
For me, for an album to be tagged as a classic it should be at least 3 years old and still holds up. Lyrics should still hold relevance, beats should be timeless and not one track on the album should be skipable. What makes up these points of an album will clearly come down to personal taste but for me, from a strictly rap/Grime point of view. Classic albums are works such as; 2pac – All Eyez On Me, Eminem – The Marshal Mathers LP, Kanye West – The College Dropout, The Fugees – The Score, Wu Tang – 36 Chambers, Nas – Illmatic, Skinnyman – Council Estate Of Mind, Klashekoff – The Sagas Of. I could go on and on but that’s a small list to get the point across.
I’m not saying the new Kendrick Album isn’t going to be a classic, because on first listen it is a very good album. But only time can make it a classic. It’s almost like social media just over hypes everything these days. A few good tracks and people are calling rappers the GOAT. Greatness, like the term classic needs to be earned.