Category Archives: hip-hop

Apologies For The Delay – Showtime Shegz (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It is nice to know that in this world were a lot of rap and hip-hop has been dumbed down to mumbling bedroom wannabes talking in street tough cliches over the same off the shelf meandering beats, that occasionally you … Continue reading

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Dirty Lil’ Communications – Fabp aka Fabpz the Freelancer (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Proving that there is a still plenty of sonic exploration to be done in the very broad urban music field, Fabp has delivered an album which thwarts expectations. It’s very easy to see the musical building blocks he uses to … Continue reading

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Change My Mind – DEVMO  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’m always wary around rap, hip-hop, urban…call it what you will… music. Not that there is inherently anything wrong with such genres, of course not,  it’s just that as part of my music writing income there is a place where … Continue reading

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Hope – Lil Noovie (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Hip-hop, rap and all of those urban off shoots and sub-genres have built a, possibly unwarranted, reputation for promoting self-aggrandisement and material gain. There is nothing wrong with wanting to better yourself, its just that bettering yourself isn’t always about … Continue reading

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Exponents  –  Agency (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I spend so much of my time trying to find something new to say about music that lands on my desk with the label R&B attached, music that is really just production line pop with the same stolen groove and … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXLV : The Perfect Human Being –  Joey The Bull (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

In difficult and emotional times it can often be hard to process the hand that life deals you, the reality of situations can be overwhelming. Everyone approaches things differently, you do what you have to do to get through. Often … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXXXIX : Not What I Want –  Jackie Dope (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Revelling in the past is all very well and good but the best music, or at least the most original,  seems to be made as people move things forward. It’s evolution, it’s forward-thinking, it is the way the world turns. … Continue reading

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Shinobi Tempura – Panda T (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Hip-Hop has come along way from the street corners and community centres of late 70’s South Brooklyn and whilst musically it still holds on to the same beats and rhythms, raps and rhymes as it has travelled through time and … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXIII: Drive ‘n’ Text – Robert Boog (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

By his own admission, Robert Boog isn’t a natural musician, but he is  naturally a creative soul, as a string of work in literature and movie script-writing will attest to. And like all creatives he knows that it is the … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXCVI : Pull Through Furyus ft. DJ Dee Kimble (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If rock music is known for producing the big, bombastic anthems and hip-hop for being the cooler underground way of getting a musical message across, then it is surprising that more people don’t mix the core elements of both genres. … Continue reading

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