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My first Mos Def show: Yasiin Bey plays J Dilla

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I came across the new ‘Netflix for gigs’ app, Jukely and, as a music writer, was obviously enticed. The app serves up a decent range of gigs, from Idris Elba in Hackney to Take That at The O2, I’d place safe bets on there being ‘something for everyone’.  471 more words


Reminisce Over Pete

Pete Rock’s long-awaited followup to his Petestrumentals album is finally here. But unlike its predecessor, and partially due to the ever changing landscape of how people get their music, Petestrumentals 2 is available totally for free, featuring a memorable, head nodding tribute to Dilla (“Dilla Bouce (RIP)”). 94 more words


Field Trip with de la Soul

De La Soul are masters of their craft, and I’m excited to see what they are bringing to this year’s Field Trip festival.  I’ve got a bunch of their LPs dating way back.  56 more words


From Trickle to Torrent

Last Christmas Eve, we sat in a boat overlooking the starting point of the Blue Nile from Lake Tana. One of the greatest rivers of the world, from here it travels thousands of miles and cuts a legendary gorge through the highlands. 494 more words


Common: Nag Champa (Afrodisiac for the World)

Common has always been an underrated rapper. His laidback and soulful lyrics have never catapulted him to the heights of mainstream hip hop. He reflects on black culture and love with deep understanding and tries to relay a positive message. 84 more words


Dilla Time (Listening to J Dilla)

(Just chillin) In Winchmore Hill listening to Dilla, playing DOTA, planning like Corleone and Sosa
But not to kill or sell no coke, naw, just pay bills, n not be broke, Or… 1,191 more words