Space and Sound on Britain’s First Council Estate
Rap on Trial is about the criminal prosecution of rap music in America. Authors Andrea Dennis and Erik Nielson have identified around five hundred cases in which rap lyrics have led to arrest, trial and often incarceration.
“The whole reason that I’m an R&B artist is because people listen to my shit and think ‘R&B’, so I’m like ‘alright, cool – I’ll take whatever category y’all say that I’m in, as long as I can excel whilst I’m doing it’”
There are very few rappers that can paint as vivid a picture of UK street life as Nathaniel Thompson. The Peckham-raised artist, better known as Giggs, began his career selling mixtapes out the boot of his car, gaining a firm reputation for his haunting delivery, dense, trap-influenced productions and strong South London alliances.
Back in 2017, we shared a pot of tea and a Full English Breakfast with Jorja while discussing family, influences, her early YouTube covers, and her skincare routine.
How anyone defines Snoh Aalegra probably tells you more about their reference points than the singer herself. Multi-faceted, elemental and as intangibly familiar as snow itself, the Persian-Swedish siren is simultaneously elusive.