Hip hop supremo and founder of Stones Throw Records, Peanut Butter Wolf talks to Mark Grimmer on the occasion of the label’s tenth anniversary.
Truth and identity are inseparable for Benjamin Zephaniah, and as the title ‘Naked’ would suggest, it is a sense of truth that he is trying to uncover and unclothe. ‘I’m trying to strip myself down and just be as open and honest as I can’, he explains.
“I’m always gonna be in between places. Hence the name Sway. It only found meaning after I’d got that name, but that’s my battle in life, trying to keep a balance.”
Brooklyn-based curator, Trevor Schoonmaker takes a look at the legacy of the revolutionary Fela Kuti.
Remi Harris watched The Battle for Algiers, accompanied by live music by the Asian Dub Foundation.
Orange Essay Prize Winner Alex Robinson tells us why politicians should listen to more hip-hop
There is a renaissance taking place in the of arena of British hip-hop
Hanan El Ashegh met up with Arrested Development’s founder and key songwriter Todd Thomas, a.k.a Speech
Melissa Bradshaw reviews the searing sounds of black protest
Angela Saini examines the origins and currency of a pioneering musical synthesis.