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  • Necro
  • Gym Class Heroes
  • Jay-Z at Wembley Arena 24/9
  • Dirty Canvas
  • Pharoahe Monch
  • The Rebirth Of Classic Obsession Tour
  • The Fugees, Hammersmith Apollo
  • Foreign Beggars, Jazz Cafe
  • Common Live at Club Quattro (Osaka, Japan)
  • UK B-Boy Championships 2005
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    Beastie Boys (Jan, 2005) Wembley Arena November 2004 The multitude of talent that the Beastie Boys have is such, that as a group they have swayed from a golden era rap style to punk ...

    Common Live at Club Quattro (Osaka, Japan) (Nov, 2005) The first time hip-hop fans heard Japanese lyrics by the artist Common Sense (simply referred to as Common) was in his ode to pimpin, “Heat" off "Like Water For Chocolate" ...

    Dirty Canvas (Sep, 2006) Sorry to make you feel bad that you weren’t there, but Dirty Canvas was an extremely heavy night. We rolled straight through on guest list like special people, then it ...

    DJ Format- Liverpool Carling Academy (May, 2005) Sunday 8th May, 2005 @ Carling Academy, Liverpool. The fans of Brighton based DJ Format and his Canadian co-horts MC Abdominal and D-Sisive, always point out how original they are amongst ...

    Foreign Beggars, Jazz Cafe (Dec, 2005) I had my reservations about catching one of the UK’s hottest Hip Hop acts play out live to, no offence, a slightly suspect Jazz Café crowd. It’s not a venue ...

    Gym Class Heroes (Feb, 2007) Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth 4th feb Gym Class Heroes have been labeled in some quarters as 'emo Hip-Hop'. Judging by the amount of teenagers clad in skinny jeans at the Wedgewood Rooms, ...

    Jay-Z at Wembley Arena 24/9 (Sep, 2006) How many shows by US hip-hop artists have you been to that were a crushing disappointment? How many times have you turned up to see one of your idols in ...

    Jehst (May, 2004) The first of May saw Jehsts final performance at Jazz Cafe London in a run of four. The high plains drifter had the crowd worried for a while when the ...

    Jurassic 5 (Aug, 2004) The Forum in Kentish Town last night was the stage upon which Jurassic 5 once again satisfied a sell out London crowd with two DJ sets by Cut Chemist and ...

    KRS One at Shepherds Bush Empire (Jun, 2005) Knowledge reigned supreme at Shepherds Bush Empire on the eighth of June, as KRS One rocked the house as part of his first UK tour in eight years. As ...

    Lauryn Hill, London Coliseum (Jul, 2005) 12th July 2005 To many of the audience’s dismay, Lauryn Hill was said to be in ‘heavy traffic’ an hour and a half after the support act for the night left ...

    Necro (Feb, 2007) The Scala, 11th January 2007 Despite being in the game for around 15 years now, reaching worldwide cult status in the process, Necro had never really toured outside of America and ...

    Peace Not War Festival (Feb, 2004) On Friday the 13th I wasn't unlucky at all. I felt privileged. I was at Ocean club in Hackney for a gathering of some of the top acts of the ...

    Pharoahe Monch (Jul, 2004) It beats me how crowds know when to turn up for the gig. Sometimes when the ticket says doors open at seven, the gig or support starts pretty much at ...

    Pharoahe Monch (Jul, 2006) Thursday 27/07/06 @ 93 Feet East, London. 93 Feet East is to say one of the smallest venues that this hip-hop obsessed music journalist has ever had the pleasure of visiting. ...

    Roots Manuva (Jul, 2004) Channel 4’s ‘The Summer Sessions’ – Roots Manuva and special guests Asian Dub Foundation featuring Chuck D. 20th July. Somerset house as a music venue is an interesting one. Imagine if ...

    Skinnyman (Nov, 2004) Verbal Remedy at The Pad in Bedford (4th November) comes round again. This turn sees Mudfamalama gangbanga Skinnymana. Errrrrrr you get the point. As in previous shows the pre main ...

    The Fugees, Hammersmith Apollo (Dec, 2005) 14th December 2005 It actually happened. After a short DJ set by the same guy who spun for The Fugees when they were in town ten years ago, showman Wyclef Jean ...

    The Rebirth Of Classic Obsession Tour (Mar, 2006) In the mid 70’s DJs, rappers, promoters, artists, dancers, and music fans alike aligned their talents with music to demonstrate the many breathtaking facets of urban culture which emanated from ...

    UK B-Boy Championships 2005 (Oct, 2005) Crews, News and Superman moves span their hearts out for the coveted b-boy championships in Brixton last Saturday. In the first of two lively nights of dance and b-boy chunk, ...