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    A Barman’s View (May, 2005) As a member of one of the first groups of students to attend University under a Neo-Labour government, I was a pioneer in the now common phenomena of crushing student ...

    A year in review, 2006 (Dec, 2006) Here's a patchy retrospective of the last twelve months in the ickle world we call UK hiphop culture and rap music. Before you begin, please expect lots of things ignored, ...

    Artist Blogs To Check (Feb, 2007) The Internet, for all its bad points when it comes to downloading music, has allowed the relationship between artist and fan to get ever so close. Now just putting an ...

    Battle Rap’s Fiercest Contender (Oct, 2005) The internet has become increasing important to the music industry over the past decade, but it the music of hip-hop which has perhaps undergone the most significant influence of the ...

    Fashion; The 5th Element (Feb, 2006) "Hip Hop it started out in the park, we use to do it out in the dark" and you know the rest. It was all about the music, captivating the ...

    Fresh Fest’ 2006 (May, 2006) Promoters 'Straight Music' put on the worst hiphop 'event' of recent years. Here's an open letter to the rip off merchants behind the shambles, whom are refusing to offer refunds. Dear ...

    Guns Of Brixton – An Open Letter (Feb, 2007) Here's a deep open letter about the gun crisis facing London, written by WhyLout? rapper Marvin The Martian, sadly one of the only UK rappers bothering to speak on this ...

    Hip-Hop & Technology (Jun, 2003) From the beginning of hip-hop to the present, technology has played a huge part. When the likes of Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five started making records, such equipment as ...

    Lauryn Hill: Then And Now (May, 2004) Lauryn Hill has always been a favourite with the masses. Throughout her two album career with one of the biggest selling rap groups of all time, The Fugees, it was ...

    Lyrical Content (Jun, 2003) Besides the amazing music of hip hop which is far more diverse to all other genres, there's the lyrics which stand unique and as it gets. On one CD you ...

    Meeting Rap Stars (Apr, 2007) Whether we want to admit it or not, it’s always fun when we see someone relatively famous out. But this isn’t Heat so I won’t tell you about the time ...

    Mobo Moans 2005 (Sep, 2005) Another Mobo Awards ceremony and another year of suspect nominations and awards. The annual proceedings become more like the queen's speech each year; routine, out of touch, meaningless. Okay, so ...

    Room For Improvement (Mar, 2005) On a boring cold and rainy day many months ago, I tapped away at my laptop to moan about a few area's of UK hip-hop which sometimes get on my ...

    Slang (Mar, 2005) Middle class rap fans go wild, as we bring you the first instalment of the UK hip-hop dictionary of slang. Whether you're a posh boy trying to act street or ...

    The Board Game (Feb, 2005) I've been listening to enough music by The Game today, to make a decision as to whether or not I am a fan. After hearing a broad range of his ...

    The Hiphop Declaration Of Peace (Jun, 2005) Since he first released music, KRS One has worked extremely hard to insure that the music and the culture of hiphop is preserved and developed carefully. As a founder of ...

    The Poet Laureate (Apr, 2007) Canibus is a Jamaican born rapper that moved to New York when he was 13 years old. He began his music career with a group called T.H.E.M and began making ...

    The return of Lupe Fiasco (Nov, 2007) Welcome to my new monthly column, coming straight from the Rapnews headquarters. Here I’ll be reviewing some of the freshest new rap releases, as they come through the post. This ...

    UK Geographic’s (Apr, 2005) A generalised map of the UK, highlighting the wealth of artists there are within each region, and hitting the point home with a very weighty hammer, that it isn't all ...

    UK Hip-Hop (Mar, 2004) It may come as a surprise to you, but baggy jeans which make those wearing them look as though they’ve had an accident in their pants, thick gold chains which ...

    UK Takeover, Review/Preview (May, 2005) With UK Takeover 3 only a fortnight away it’s only right that we should take a look back at the previous 2 events and consider just what this midlands based ...

    What the future holds… (Jan, 2007) Sway It seems like such a long time ago that Sway dropped 'This Is My Demo' after some solid mixtape success. Although the album did great things and earned Sway ...

    Whites sent home from MOBO awards? (Sep, 2006) Before this year's Mobo Awards went down, most people already knew the shambles that it was going to be. Whether they suspected the typical chaos because of the organisation's pitiful ...

    Zee to the Dee (Apr, 2004) I turned on MTV and saw a little Zack De La Rocha image adjacent to the Gen-X talking head. “The vocalist has begun work on a solo rap album." This ...