Bonafide is an independent bi-annual magazine that aims to highlight hip-hop originators and those that strive to keep it fresh. Bonafide have previously interviewed the likes of Kool Keith, Neon Neon, Peanut Butter Wolf, Flying Lotus, Eine, George Dubose, Ehquestionmark? and Bobbito and are now very proud to present issue 03...
Award winning, chart topping French trip-hop / hip hop producer Wax Tailor will be bringing his extraordinary show to London with a full live band, headlining KOKO alongside an exclusive full live set from the ever fantastic DJ Vadim. Support from Homecut, Bonobo and Andreya Triana make this the first of many unmissable gigs from Soundcrash in 2010!
iWave, the innovative creators of high-fashion and high-quality personal technology accessories, unveils its new Audio Customs Collection at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. Inspired by the hottest graffiti artists in the US, this alternative Collection of iPhone / iPod cases, earbuds, headphones and speakers, offers a funky twist to ordinary electronics.
January is all about detoxing, dieting and losing a few inches of your waistband. And Russell Athletic’s Spring collection has the best selection of sportswear to help you to stay stylish while you sweat it out!
Calling all signed and unsigned artists throughout the UK. The Exposure Music Awards! 2010 South Central is open for registrants and artists have until end of February to register. Now in their third year the EMA's are the perfect opportunity for artists to get their music heard by a panel of illustrious industry experts.
On Saturday 30th January Holdin' Court will return to The White Hart, Basingstoke. Mikey Terra, DJ Dixie, Louie G and DJ Juice and Mavrik will all be performing along with guest DJ Brother Beatbox and HC's resident DJ’s. A new addition to our night will be the introduction of an Open-Mic competition and an open-bboy circle. The night is to be hosted by Deeflux of FAN records.
Read more: Holdin' Court is back in 2010 To Celebrate Their 1st Birthday
Lowkey has stormed to Number 1 in the Amazon hip-hop download chart with the highly anticipated charity single “Long Live Palestine Part 2”. The song features verses from international artists, including DAM, The Narcicyst, Eslam Jawad, Hich Kas, Reveal, Hasan Salaam and Shadia Mansour.
Read more: Lowkey Marks Gaza's One Year War With Top Spot In Charts
Tinchy Stryder is the biggest selling UK male artist of the year. With two number 1 singles, a certified gold album, a much-in-demand clothing line and a sold out headline tour under his belt, it is no surprise that he has been described as ‘Britain’s hottest new rapper’ (Guardian) who ‘has been instrumental in turning British Urban music from a minority interest into a commercially successful mainstream scene’ (The Times).
Tangent Books is pleased to announce the launch of the Cheo Colouring Book on December 1st. Cheo is one of Bristol’s most successful street artists and this book contains 15 high-quality prints and 15 outlines for people to colour in. It also comes with a free Cheo sticker.
When J5 descended onto the UK in the late nineties they caused an earthquake. Literally. Rap’s barbershop quartet tore through the music industry and became one of the few genuine hip hop crossover acts. An act that subsequently helped popularize hip hop to a mainstream UK audience.
Very sad news is that pioneer Derek B aka EZQ aka Derek Boland (born 15 January 1965) has passed away from a heart attack at Charing Cross hospital. He was just 44 and everyone who followed Hip Hop's origins in this country will remember his name and contribution fondly. He was one of the first to make a name for himself in UK Hip Hop from appearances on Top Of The Pops, singles that reached the heights of the charts and his 1988 Bullet From A Gun LP.
Cult documentary film director Dick Fontaine, comes to Manchester for an exclusive film screening event, at Cornerhouse, organised in conjunction with Urbis to celebrate their current exhibition HomeGrown:The Story of UK Hip Hop (continues to March 2010).
Hip hop and grime act Foreign Beggars consisting of MCs Orifice Vulgatron and Metropolis, human beatboxer, Shlomo, DagNabbit and DJ Nonames and DJ and producer Dexplicit who has just released his debut album, Digital Kinesis, which features Black The Ripper, Scatta, Samson, Nadia Rae, Ransom Impulse and many more are backing a campaign to improve the reputation of young people in the UK.
After a veritable string of successful group shows, which in 2009 alone saw him exhibit work in Barcelona, Berlin, New York, Philadelphia and Tokyo; Kev is proud to present his first solo UK show at 37 Earlham Street, London.