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August 2017

Saturday 5 August 2017

FIGURES OF SPEECH - The Last Word

, 11:43

Being open to feminine talents was one of the Good Life Café many peculiarities. This scene's best testimony, the Project Blowed compilation, shows this clearly. One of its central tracks, the "Heavyweights Round 2" freestyle, had as many femcees as males. There, Medusa and her cousin Koko...

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Thursday 10 August 2017

CUPCAKKE - Queen Elizabitch

, 13:07

According to Elizabeth Harris' Twitter profile, she will be "going to suck 2017 dicks in 2017". No surprise then, if her first album – or her second, depending on how they are counted – stays quite similar to her three 2016 projects: Cum Cake, S.T.D., and Audacious. With Queen Elizabitch,...

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Monday 14 August 2017

LADY LESHURR - Friggin L

, 15:13

Lady Leshurr is one of those who, recently, benefited from the grime resurgence. Along with others like Skepta or Stormzy, this British rapper caught the attention of her American peers over the last few months, with her "Queen's Speech" freestyle series. The fourth of them even made it to...

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Sunday 27 August 2017

ANTIPOP CONSORTIUM - Tragic Epilogue

, 22:10

Antipop Consortium's very name, as well as its first album's cover art, hinted clearly about the trio's purposes: they were all about arts. Originally identified through the Nuyorican Café and the Rap Meets Poetry movement, High Priest, Beans and M. Sayyid – and E. Blaize, the DJ – belonged indeed...

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