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Review: The Hip Hop Chip Shop

If you’re after some top-notch fish and a lesson in hip-hop, head to The Hip Hop Chip Shop and you’re certain to get both

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Interview: J. Chambers

Madeleine Jones speaks to the up-and-coming rapper about his next EP, the issue of cultural appropriation in hip hop and how social media has changed his relationship with his supporters

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Album: Run the Jewels — Run the Jewels 3

Fiery and fluid, the hip-hop duo’s surprise third album is their best yet, writes Madeleine Jones

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A South side showcase: Chicago hip-hop comes to Manchester

Chance the Rapper and Mick Jenkins bring Chicago to Manchester for the weekend, writes Harrison Kersey

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Album: A Tribe Called Quest – We Got it From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service

Eighteen years after their last studio album, ATCQ return with tributes to the old and the up-and-coming, writes Will Whiting

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Live: Akala

Akala schools Academy 2 in a masterful tribute to politically-conscious hip-hop

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Interview: Watsky

Rapper, Watsky, talks to Katie Shepherd about tackling fear in order to reach joy, ahead of a triumphant performance off the back of his latest album

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Album: Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition

Danny Brown’s latest outing is as chaotic as it is brilliant, writes Cassie Hyde

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You on Point Phife? – A Tribute to Malik ‘Phife Dawg’ Taylor

Styles upon styles upon styles is what he had

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Live: The Pharcyde

Hip Hop royalty Pharcyde were met with a horde of loyal subjects in Mantra’s new warehouse venue

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Album – Kendrick Lamar: Untitled Unmastered

Kendrick Lamar’s surprise release consolidates the scat-like techniques we loved on TPAB, and then some

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Album: Kanye West – The Life of Pablo

Kanye West’s much-anticipated and flawed seventh album The Life of Pablo will delight and piss off in equal measure. But it wouldn’t be a Kanye West album if it didn’t piss off somebody