Top 10 hiphop albums of 2017 – by Jonathan Johnson

2017 has revived my confidence of having strong bodies of work in hip-hop. This year also marks the strong emergence of UK hip-hop and grime music, which has certainly come to my attention this year more than before.  From my previous Top 5 US Hip-Hop Read More …

An in-depth chat with US rapper Brother Ali – by James Roach

  After a five year hiatus, socially aware intellectual heavyweight and US rapper, Brother Ali, was in London to perform on the UK leg of his “Own Light” tour. Brother Ali is expecting his third child in December, so I took the opportunity to pick Read More …

Can computers compose music? – by Peter Kawalek

Can computers compose music? They will soon be able to drive better than us, they can already beat us at chess and they can out-think our best investment bankers, but will computers ever be able to compose music? Surely Bach is beyond even the best Read More …

Brother Ali – ‘Own Light Tour’ Gig review

Brother Ali – ‘Own Light Tour’ Gig review Location – The Dome, Tufnell Park, London. Thursday 23/11/17 As part of his ‘Own Light’ tour, Brother Ali graced the intimate ‘Dome’ music venue in Tufnell park, for what was an uplifting and feel good gig, something Read More …

#MFFplays The December 17 Playlist – compiled by DJ Jekyl

We’re back again with another playlist full of the freshest UK Hiphop and Grime bangers! You know that DJ Jekyl never let’s us down and this week sees him include new tracks from the likes of Craze 24, Fredo, Lotto Boyzz, J Fresh and Steel Read More …

#MFFplays November 17 playlist – compiled by DJ Jekyl

It’s November already, how is time flying like this! DJ Jekyl has compiled another playlist to get you through the month. This month we go in with some real hard tunes. There’s been loads of new UK rap albums released in the last few weeks Read More …

#MFFplays October 17 playlist – compiled by DJ Jekyl

We are back with another big playlist compiled by DJ Jekyl! This month Jeks includes tracks from Sneakbo, Giggs, Lights, Hardy Caprio, Kyla and Wretch 32. We also had to include the new one from Big Shaq because ‘Man’s Not Hot’! Enjoy and thank us Read More …

#MFFrecommends: Style on em’ with Art of Football apparel (and we have a couple to giveaway!)

We all like to look fly right?! Well we’ve found a brand that will help you do just that. It’s called Art of Football and that’s exactly what it is, football reflected in art. The brand captures iconic football moments, like that moment Cantona celebrated Read More …

Top 5 US Hip-Hop albums of 2017 (so far) – By Jonathan Johnson (@Jjohnson1305)

The streaming market has changed the way we digest music, so is reviewing albums in 2017 now redundant? The drive for hit music that is radio friendly and palatable to the universal ear has reshaped the genre of hip-hop. That being said, the year so Read More …

#MFFplays September 17 Playlist – the freshest Hiphop & Grime – compiled by DJ Jekyl

This month we bring you another banging playlist and this time it’s compiled by our new resident DJ, DJ Jekyl! Jekyl brings us a playlist of tracks from the US and UK and includes new songs from Stefflon Don, Wizkid, Grim Stickers, French Montana, Chip, Yxng Read More …

#MFFplays August 17 Playlist – the freshest Hiphop & Grime

We’re back with some fresh tracks for you. This month we have nothing but good vibes as we bring you the August 17 playlist. Hopefully the weather will get better and you can bump this in the whip or in the garden with a cold Read More …

All Eyez On Me: Does the film tell Tupac’s whole story? – By Soneni Rae

WARNING: THIS IS A SPOILER (well, kind of) It’s difficult to write a spoiler for All Eyez On Me, the long-awaited movie about the life of hiphop icon and legend Tupac Amaru Shakur (played by Demetrius Shipp Jr), as we all know how the story Read More …