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Hip-hop and the Pulitzer

Kendrick Lamar’s win in the Pulitzer Prize music category is a watershed moment for the perception of hip-hop as an art form.

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Live Review: Y.O.U.N.G

Rock mixed with reggae, pop, punk, hip-hop and a whole range of other genres, Y.O.U.N.G manages to blow the roof off of Deaf Institute

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Album Review: Rejjie Snow – Dear Annie

One of the most significant and creative hip-hop releases of the year

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Live review: Rat Boy

Rat Boy really knows how to drum up an audience…but did he really take the cheese?

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Kendal Calling festival announces line-up

The Libertines, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and Run DMC all set to headline

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Interview: Nightmares on Wax

George Evelyn chats to Deputy Music Editor, Yasmin Duggal, about the joy music and travel has brought him over the years

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Review: BROCKHAMPTON – SATURATION III

The all-american boyband conclude their “SATURATION” trilogy with a satisfying project

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Live Review: Dave

Felix Sanders reviews Dave at the Academy and predicts big things for the artist in the future

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Interview: The Moods

The Moods are finishing up their huge UK Tour, and are coming back for a massive end of tour party

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Album Review: Jaden Smith – SYRE

The 19-year old tells us “the story of a boy who chased the sunset until it chased him” on his debut album

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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