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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

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Album: Drake – VIEWS

On his new album, Drake returns to what he knows best

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Notorious B.I.G.’s “Ready to Die” – A Modern Feminist Masterpiece?

19 years since Biggie Smalls’ death, can we interpret one of rap’s classics as an unlikely take on feminism?

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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

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Record Reappraisal: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Rob Paterson reassesses Yeezy’s magnum opus as more than just a great hip-hop album: it’s a hedonistic, prog-rock dream

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Live: Rat Boy

19 year-old Essex boy Jordan Cardy (Rat Boy) kept his show snappy, and gave out some snapbacks to his fans

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Interview: Virus Syndicate

The Mancunian Grime collective talk Dubstep evolution, Industrial influences and an imminent return to the La Hacienda days.

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From the Vault: Nas – Illmatic

Matt Gibney takes a trip down memory lane.