Category Archives: rap

Xhaling Emotions –  REEM IIDOL (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Reem is telling it like it is. One of the great things about rap music is that it looks you in the eye, shoots from the hip and draws first, firing off salvos of reality, truth bullets packet with explosive … 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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Scene and Heard – CCCXI: Living My Life  – Droop ft. Layvon and Coto (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 all about evolution, it’s about forward-thinking, it is the way the … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCX: She Wants –  Iam Justified ft. Layvon (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Iam Justified is that rarest of things in music today, especially music made in the broadly urban field. Iam Justified is a man who respects women. Too often is the fairer sex treated like just another possession in these musical … Continue reading

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Fast Life – Reemo (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Hip-Hop and therefore rap and all the other sub-genres that it spawned has always had a love of the hedonistic lifestyle. Commerciality may now be more of a driving force for the music being made on those tough streets but … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXCVII : Living My Life  – Droop ft. J-Love and Codo (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

What’s in a name? Ambient hip-hop? Trip-rap? Space-Trap? Sure, I’m just making things up now but truly original music requires you to do that and Living My Life comes from a truly original place. Rap, hip-hop, urban music, call it … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard  –  CCLXXXVI Final Warning “Bye Bich” – So Unique (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Final Warning is the perfect sound creation for the modern music fan, just the right blend of old school familiarity and new ideas and the result is a slick urban groove-laden, R&B infused track, one perfect for the clubland dance … Continue reading

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Eye For An Eye – Leon Vic (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 all about evolution, it’s about forward-thinking, it is the way the … Continue reading

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Just Drums & I (Pt. 2) –  Cult Cannon (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

This takes me back. Remember when you had bands like Credit To The Nation forging their music by crossing into, what was back in their nineties formative years, enemy territory and liberally sampling its classic sound to build a new … Continue reading

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Anywhere –  Luke Banter (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There have been other party prophets through out the years, from Bill Haley’s now seemingly tame all night call to arms, to The Beastie Boys crusade for equal rights for liggers and crashers to Andrew W.K.s fist in the air … Continue reading

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