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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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Live Review: Dave

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

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Oi Oi! An interview with Franko Fraize

Raine Beckford talks to underground rapper Franko Faize

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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: J Hus

Too much style and sadly not enough substance

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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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Kanye’s Graduation Reaches Its’ 10th Anniversary

Tara Bharadia revisits Kanye’s hay-day

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Album: The Moods – Missing Peace

High praise for The Moods’ new album, from Music Editor Hannah Brierley

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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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Live: George the Poet

Rapper, spoken word artist and political activist George the Poet displays his skill with words in a charming performance

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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