Month: October 2007

A-Alikes

A-Alikes

Ness (aka P. Red) and Karaam (aka A. Black) met in 1996 and soon after joined forces with Dead Prez and other freedom minded artists to collectively form RBG. Like many rap artists, A-Alikes uses their music to tell stories about daily struggles and hustles, but unlike others, Ness and Karaam do not omit the causal role of political structures and institutions. Check out what they had to say to Danielle Fear...

Lifesavas Go Gutterfly

Lifesavas Go Gutterfly

Gutterfly. Not your average hip hop album. This offering has an interesting concept; reflecting the fictional deeds of a trio of ghetto superheroes – Bumpy Johnson, Sleepy Floyd and Jimmy Slimwater - taking inspiration from the Blaxploitation films of the '70s.

Speakers Corner Demise

Speakers Corner Demise

Yeah, that is right, the untimely demise of the legendary Speakers Corner night is real as it is set to come to an end. The night which showcased so many homegrown acts may be coming to an end but they don't stop, and so Snuff is working hard right now and we can bring you details of a few upcoming projects that are already arranged to take place...

Kelly Rowland Goes Supersonic With Young Londoners

Kelly Rowland Goes Supersonic With Young Londoners

On Friday night (26 Oct), Kelly Rowland joined athletes and young runners from across the capital at Crystal Palace, London, for the Nike+ Supersonic Speed Trial. At a night of music fuelled speed, Kelly ran with and cheered on as young runners raced 100m to win a ticket to the Nike+ Supersonic final for themselves and two friends plus a £200 Nike+ race pack.

Marvin the Martian

Marvin Returns – New Single, New Video And Touring With Lethal Bizzle

Its been nearly a year since Marvin aka ‘Marvin The Martian’ released ‘I Hate My Job’… Since then, he’s signed a major label deal with Universal’s new label NoCarbon Records, spent the summer in Bristol recording a ground-breaking album, lined up the first single for 3rd December, made a video with indie director Paul Morricone in Leeds and has just been confirmed as support on the forthcoming Lethal Bizzle headline tour… So much news in one go, here’s a breakdown…

Marvin the Martian

Marvin (the Martian) – Biography

Coming out of Brixton, Marvin (formerly Marvin The Martian), first came to light whilst working in the rap crew Why Lout? Their producer, Jack Nimble twisted the Art Brut track ‘Emily Kane’ into the now infamous ‘Stay Off The Kane’ featuring Marvin’s vocals and popped it onto their mixtape, unwittingly creating the first grime vs. indie crossover.

Seen - The Godfather Of Graffiti - Biography

Seen – The Godfather Of Graffiti – Biography

Richard Mirando was born in New York in 1961. At the age of 11 he started to participate in a form of art known as graffiti. In doing so he adopted and began writing the nickname Seen. He was born and bred in the Bronx and he first started to paint on the subway in the early seventies. What rapidly developed was a pitched battle between his crew and the "Vandal Squad".

Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators – Keep Reachin’ Up: Remixed CD [Above The Clouds]

Keep Reachin’ Up” by Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators was one of the word-of mouth successes of 2006. Its perfect combination of Willis’ catchy Motown inspired song-writing and the Soul Investigator’s authentic heavy-funk sound was a match made in heaven at a time when Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson were yet to ride to success on a rhythm track provided by friends The Daptones.