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Where for art thou, Antonio

All the way from South Florida, the pioneering forefather of a new genre called “Funk Trap”, Antonio Ramsey, makes his debut in Black Sheep Magazine.

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Alex Harris: Mancunian USA

His name is Alex and he's from Manchester…..no, not that one, but the one located in Atlanta, Georgia.

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The 61st BFI London Film Festival

So this year’s London Film Festival (LFF) took place in and around Central London, with selected venues such as the Rich Mix in Shoreditch and Hackney Picturehouse.

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Hans Prya: The lowdown

After an impressive turn at the recent star-studded annual Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival in Birmingham, multi-member genre fusion collective Hans Prya have taken time out of their busy…

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Enter the jazz men

Empirical are the first ever British jazz group to develop the 'Pop-up Jazz Lounge' concept performing 18 sets to almost 3,000 new fans just last year.

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Crown Heights Affair to unleash new recordings Leading seventies East Coast Funk act Crown Heights Affair, who scored with a succession of Disco floorfillers and top 30 chart hits such as ‘Dreaming A Dream’, ‘Every Beat Of… Continue>

Kendrick Lamar hints at more new music Kendrick Lamar has excited fans by revealing that he has ‘more music coming’. After the surprise release of his acclaimed new album ‘DAMN.‘ earlier this month, many fans were left… Continue>

Drake ramps up security after fan break-in Drake has stepped up the security presence around his California mansion after an overzealous female fan managed to break in earlier this month. Mesha Collins, 24, was discovered in a… Continue>

Clubbing...

The Lounge, Manchester’s 12-hour New Year’s Eve Ball Manchester’s premier urban music club spot doesn’t do things by halves. in fact, the venue’s upcoming New Year’s Eve shindig is effectively two nights in one, running as it is from 9pm on the 31st, all the way through to 9am on New Year’s Day 2018. Continue>

Lyor Cohen - man on a mission by Ewan Ramsbottom
When it comes to top-level control of the US Hip-Hop industry, there have been few individuals to have exerted as much control over the direction the genre has taken as Lyor Cohen. Continue>
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The 61st BFI London Film Festival
Various cinemas in London, 4th - 15th October 2017

The 61st BFI London Film Festival So this year’s London Film Festival (LFF) took place in and around Central London, with selected venues such as the Rich Mix in Shoreditch and Hackney Picturehouse - not to mention the bespoke Embankment Cinema - being used to fan out the festival from the circular mile of Leicester Square.… Continue>



Monie In The Middle (Monie Love, 1990)
By Mark Devlin

Mitcham's Ricky Walters, (better known as Slick Rick) wasn't the only British export to the US hip-hop scene back in the day. Simone Wilson, better known as Monie Love, made a big impact on these shores as the 80s merged into the 90s, exploding with a handful of slammers such as 'I Can Do This', 'Grandpa's Party (a tribute to Afrikaa Bambaataa), 'It's A Shame',… Continue>

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