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30 years of hip hop

April 8, 2009


Catch this while you can. A comprehensive review of the most hip hop people of the past 30 years. [1XTRA RADIO SHOW:] Three decades after The Sugarhill Gang released Rapper’s Delight, BBC 1Xtra decided to celebrate the impact that the music form has had on popular culture. Fear not, the two-hour-long show doesn’t take itself […]

Nerdcore rap star – can you do the Margaret Thatcher?

October 1, 2008


LISTEN : MC FRONTALOT So square it’s hip. Today’s Wire post has brought to my attention geeksta rapper MC Frontalot. Apparently he’s an OG in nerdcore, a musical genre that combines hip-hop tunes with geek-friendly lyrics (but of course). Love to say I’ve spotted a trend here but the truth the ‘art form’ has been around for so long that tech-loving […]

The days of reckoning

September 17, 2008


It’s perhaps an understatement to apply the word ironic to the fact that the BBC’s black music channel 1Xrtra chose to feature the contenders in Forbes magazine’s hip-hop rich list on the same day that AIG ended up being nationalised and Wall Street continued to reel from the Lehman Brothers fall-out.   On Today this […]