Why The College Dropout still holds up, 10 years on

Ten years ago, I was watching Euro 2004 and seeing England drop out once again (sweet title pun Elliot. Thanks Elliot), Usher was murdering the Billboard Top 100, and former producer Kanye West went about dropping probably the most important hip hop album of the 2000's. He changed the game. … [Read more...]

LIVE : Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire

So I've had a pretty blessed week of music, seeing Gambino one Thursday and Edward Sharpe the next Wednesday. If Childish taught me how hip hop can bring a crowd together live, Alex Ebert here showed me how he can unite a room full of people with his charming, optimistic rock. … [Read more...]

LIVE : Childish Gambino @ Koko

Two of my bestest buds wonderfully got me tickets to see my other best bud, Childish Gambino, play live at Koko last Friday, and it was without a doubt the best hip hop gig I have ever been to (sorry Kanye...) … [Read more...]

Gambino drops more and more tracks pre “Because The Internet”

To quote the great man himself, "Gambino is a mastermind". In what has been a top year for him, find out why recent weeks mean "Because The Internet" should be absolutely enormous. … [Read more...]

Sofar+ in Hackney

On Saturday I was lucky enough to get an invite to Sofar+, a great Sofar Sounds hosted event out in Hackney. Read on as to why seeing this showcase totally showed me how gigs ought to be conducted. … [Read more...]