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Live Review: Joey Bada$$

There’s something intrinsically hip-hop about a rapper wearing a bright orange sweatshirt, cargo pants and military boots, holding a glass of white wine whilst rapping a nursery rhyme

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Album: Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

Kendrick Lamar raises the bar and lays down the gauntlet, writes Ben Lomax

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First thoughts: Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

Ben Lomax takes a preliminary dip into the mindset and ideas of Kendrick Lamar’s latest project, which may hold the key to as yet unknown depths

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Album: Drake — More Life

Drake’s More Life is hardly groundbreaking, but does show us a darker, more mature side of the squeaky clean rapper, writes Lily Sheehan

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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