Category Archives: hip-hop/rap

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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Scene and Heard – CCCLVIII : Fashion Man – Milly Tae (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If hip-hop started on the street corners, the social halls and basement  parties of the South Bronx, it has certainly come a long way both musically and geographically speaking since those formative days. And if those early a cappella battle … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCLVI : Let ‘Em Have It – Abstract 90008 & Trap Des (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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Scene and Heard – CCCLI : All of a Sudden – Day Smoove (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Not every piece of music has to start revolutions, similarly not every track has to merely re-invent the wheel, and between the cutting edge and the tried and tested you find Day Smoove and his latest track All of a … 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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Change Up – Ben Green (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is one line in particular that stands out on this debut from Ben Green, “Don’t go dumb while the world goes stupid, gotta stay above it all keep that bird’s eye view,”  a phrase charged with a lot of … Continue reading

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Millennial Sound – Jackson Whalan (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

What a breath of fresh air. In a world that sees new music scribblers and celebrators of emerging artists bombarded with cliched, mumble rap set to that same trap beat and taking that same self-aggrandising lyrical tough man act in … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard- CCCXXII: Longnight – John (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Not every piece of music has to start revolutions, similarly not every track has to merely re-invent the wheel, and between the cutting edge and the tried and tested you find John and his latest track Longnight, a blend of … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXIX : Trial & Error (ft. Nathaniel) – Gibrilville (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Trial & Error sits at a fascinating crossroads being a track that tips its hat to the past whilst shaping the future and it does really feel like a first, a bold step forward. It goes beyond its run of … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXVIII : Shocking Place –  Drive With Me (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Hip-hop and rap are very good at self-aggrandisement, of showing off, revelling in personal gain and glorifying material wealth. So it is wonderfully refreshing to come across videos like Shocking Place and artists like Drive With Me who are about … Continue reading

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