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Britain's Illegal Rave Renaissance: LOCKED OFF

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August 25, 2016

Examining the current state of illegal raves in Britain

Is the era of x-rated hip-hop music over?

Rap is a genre of music which has often been reprimanded for its offensive content.So it was surprising to some people to see both hip-hop artists Lil Wayne and Rick Ross acknowledge and apologise for spewing lyrics that prompted threats of boycotts and a ...
Lily Allen - Hard Out Here (Official Video)

Desperate Allen: Singer 'exploiting Black women' in comeback video

British pop singer, Lily Allen, is back and causing controversy in the process.  It’s been four years since Allen has released any music, but her new single, Hard Out Here, pokes fun at the recent misogyny in pop culture, by parodying the l ...

Brent charts black music history in pictures

The north-west London borough of Brent's rich and unique black music history is captured in a photographic exhibition that's accessible until late into the evening, 24/7. The Brent Black Music History Photographic Exhibition was recently launched ...

Black Singer Who's A Rising Jewish Star

Israel has denied him citizenship since birth, dismissing his group as a bizarre cult, but all the same, Eddie Butler represented the Jewish state in this year in Europe's biggest song contest. Butler belongs to the Black Hebrews, a community of polyg ...

They're Killing Hip-Hop With Murder

Scott Hammond Back in the mid 1990s, two of hip-hop's most influencial soldiers lost their lives in what turned out to be the most murderous rivalry ever between east and west coast American artists. But what has everyone learned from the demise o ...

In Da Club

US Billboard music magazine  writer Kwaku gives The-Latest readers an update on clubbing in London for Black music lovers.Pressure group Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) have some projects lined up through May, and a Black Music Congress connected event ...

Music to Deaf Ears

Jemma Tipping Deaf people can now experience music as a result of to an amazing advancement in technology. A device called Vibrato allows deaf people to "hear" music through vibrations. If connected to a computer they can also compose music. ...

Big in Da Game

Hip hop and grime crew BDG from south London are the latest outfit to hit the streets. The two members Tayman Gullykid 2 and Flows have already sold 1,000 plus copies of their vol 1 mix cd in Croydon mainly. They have big plans for their next mix cd vol 2. ...

Unsung heroes of the music industry

Marc WadsworthSuperstar Stevie Wonder's European manager Keith Harris is hardly a household name. And nor is Jacqui Davidson who shaped the international career of reggae star Shabba Ranks and currently looks after Wayne Hector, a Black man who has co- ...

Music fans name 'worst songs of the 1980s'

Let’s face it - the 1980s gave us a lot of bad, cheesy and embarrassing music.  But is the worst song the decade of Rubik’s cubes and leg warmers produced really the number 1 hit We Built This City by the group Starship?  It is, according to ...

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