What is Minoxidil? High blood pressure and male pattern hair loss are two conditions that are treated with the drug Minoxidil, which is also marketed under trade names like Rogaine amidst others. It is a vasodilator that treats hypertension. It is also a generic drug that can be purchased without prescription as a topical liquid… Continue reading Minoxidil for beard growth – Does it work?
What is your stage name? Isaiah Shoticaury (also known as the low-key introvert) Where are you from? East London, Canning Town When did you start making music? Started making music around 2017 that year alone made me realise “ you know what I can do this, I studied and listen to the genre I love, it’s… Continue reading Get to Know “TheBoyYouCallIsiah” in 6 Questions.
One of hip-most hop’s adored anti-heroes, the constantly innovative MF Doom (commonly just referred to as DOOM, in all caps) won plaudits for both his incisive, direct rhymes and his jagged, sample-heavy production style. The MC/producer born Daniel Dumile, once known as Zev Love X and a member of the brief but significant Golden Age… Continue reading MF DOOM – The Man, The Myth, The LEGEND. (A Brief History).
How did violence become related with Hip-hop music? When a well-known rapper is shot or stabbed and killed, the hip-hop music industry laments, issues a few words, and then carries on as usual, producing material that exalts black homicide and trauma. Violence in the world of hip-hop can be traced to the very birth of the… Continue reading Will Violence Forever Plague Hip-Hop?
What is your background? I come from Zanzibar. So I was born in Zanzibar, Off the coast of Tanzania. And yeah man, I came to the UK when I was about five years of age. So the majority of your life was here in the UK? Yeah. UK specifically just in the Southeast, I’ve just… Continue reading Get to know Jaffar Aly in 13 Questions.
Scarlett Andrews is a British singer/songwriter based in Leicester. She seamlessly combines a range of different styles and influences to create a very original, distinctive and personal tone in her music. One of her more stripped singles “Hell” has made numerous appearances on the BBC Introducing Show, earning the title of “Track of the Week”.… Continue reading 2AM – The Latest Release by Rising Star Scarlett Andrews
Here is our 3rd instalment of our bi-weekly playlist update. We have scoured the internet to bring you some of the latest alternative hip-hop and RnB music released by artists on our radar. Kings Cvstle released their EP which we featured earlier in the week. They’re probably the most promising act featured, alongside artists such… Continue reading For the Culture – Playlist Update 3
‘Brown Kohinoor’ is Andrea Kristin’s first full body of work and it is breathtaking. Tackling the lack of representation of the Indian population in hip-hop music, she shows there is talent there and it may be time to show it. Andrea Kristin is relatively new to the music scene yet this album could convince you… Continue reading Andrea Kristin’s Debut Album ‘Brown Kohinoor’ is Breathtaking.
David Kofi is a London-based artist and instrumentalist who makes music influenced by Gospel, Jazz, RnB & Neo-Soul. His love for music started when he was introduced to Gospel music at age 13, although he began piano training at age 8. Last year, David released a 2 track EP ‘Kokoro’. A Japanese word connecting Heart,… Continue reading David Kofi Releases Instrumental 2-track EP – ‘Kokoro II’
East London born, Identical twin duo Kings Cvstle are a testament to the fact that hard work really does pay off. Following its highly anticipated release earlier this year, their single ‘Rome’ featuring rapper Paradox flew straight into the Hip Hop charts in iTunes at No.8. The track has had successful community & national radio… Continue reading Kings Cvstle release their debut EP ‘En Route’.
Kanya King has reminisced on 25 years of Mobo memories (Picture: PA) The Mobo Awards will be back in its home of London this year with the next …Mobo Awards returning to London for first time in eight years to celebrate 25th anniversary Continue reading Mobo Awards returning to London for first time in eight years to celebrate 25th anniversary
MAK is an exciting artist from East London who has had a recent bout of success with his his release “Check”. It is a refreshing vibe that genuinely adds to the UK music culture. The lyricism and delivery is reminiscent of American hip hop but he has made it his own, you can tell his… Continue reading Get to know MAK in 9 questions.
Welcome back to Culture Statements. It’s time again for our bi-weekly playlist update, highlighting our favourite new songs from artists in our community. This week we have a range of sounds, heavily influenced by alternative hip-hop. There are some notable artist in this list that deserve your attention. Check MAK in my mind, it replays… Continue reading For the Culture – Playlist Update 2.
W-lar (pronounced “well-ahh”) is a London-based music producer and songwriter. He has always had a keen interest in music production, starting in childhood with piano lessons, and the video game Music 2000 for the original Playstation. At age 11, he had downloaded FL Studio and has been loyal to the craft ever since. He has since developed… Continue reading Overthinking – A Sonic Journey Produced by W-Lar
Teaming up with Hairymuffinman the alternative hip-hop powerhouse, Retropxssy delivers this exciting new song titled ‘Fading’. Retropxssy is an up and coming artist born in London but raised in Bristol. Music has been a big part of her life from young, growing up listening to homemade trip hop compilations carefully curated by her mum. She… Continue reading Retropxssy captivates with her new single ‘Fading’.
JoeJas has been rapping since the age of 11 and producing since 17, amassing a great amount of experience which he channels into his new music. He has a cult-like following who are more than likely bewitched by his unique, electrifying music style. This album shows off his versatility with vibes ranging from hip-hop to… Continue reading JoeJas release Gaps & Nomads Alternative Masterpiece.
Briti$h, the Ipswich based MC has teamed up with Norfolk based producer, Lieu, to bring you some jazzy Hip-Hop. Raceway delves into the time of Jazz, and all the bad habits that came with it. This track is composed of melodic layers bringing a calm, contemplative vibes which mirror the lyrics. UK hip-hop has been… Continue reading Briti$h & Lieu collaborate on ‘Raceway’
This up and coming artist ‘Zaire’ introduces us to his background, originally from Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo but now based in Bradford in the UK. He is still just starting out in the music world but his potential is obvious. Zaire’s sound is heavily influenced by his African roots, in this song… Continue reading Zaire Embraces his Roots with New Release ‘Lubumbashi’