Features

A History Of The Mercury Prize

This evening, one of this year’s nominees- featuring the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Wolf Alice and Jorja Smith- will go home with The Mercury Prize, a celebration in British musical excellence from the past year, and perhaps the most prestigious honour a UK artist could hope to receive. Tonight marks the 27th annual ceremony for the award, so we’ve taken a look at the winners of each year, and cast our opinions on whether or not their victory was warranted.

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Dissecting the Eminem/Machine Gun Kelly Beef

2018 has been blessed with yet another rap beef. We’ve went from Pusha vs Drake to SixNine vs everyone to Eminem vs Machine Gun Kelly. What exactly happened for this to start and more importantly to me, who is going to bring the beef to a definitive end. Continue reading “Dissecting the Eminem/Machine Gun Kelly Beef”

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Remembering Mac Miller

Born in Pittsburgh in 1992, Malcolm James McCormick grew up with nothing but aspirations of becoming a musician. His love of The Beastie Boys, OutKast and A Tribe Called Quest later became evident in his own music career; which began in 2007 at the age of just 15, spanning and developing right up until his very recent tragic passing on September 7th 2018. It is still raw and painful to think about, but this is a post to honour and celebrate the life and career of Mac Miller. Thank you for everything Mac, you’ll never be forgotten. Continue reading “Remembering Mac Miller”

Reviews

Blood Orange – Negro Swan: Album Review

On Negro Swan, Dev Hynes manages to find solace and utter beauty within sadness and pain. His slick and sexy production along with soothing vocal melodies creates a serene atmosphere over songs that are far darker than they may appear. Continue reading “Blood Orange – Negro Swan: Album Review”