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KashmereKashmere is not your run of the mill emcee. In fact, anyone who goes by the pseudonym ‘The Iguana Man’ deserves your attention by default. If you’re unfortunate enough to be unfamiliar with his music, new project Galaktus: Power Cosmic is a good place to start.

AzraelAzrael is a dope emcee from Vancouver, Canada who has put in mad work in the underground and deserves more exposure. He is keeping it moving, blazing a trail of dopeness which I recommend people get on. IBMCs made the connection...

DaVinChe Video InterviewCheck out Anna Nathanson’s interview with London based producer DaVinChe at his South London studio. As well as working with the likes of Tinie Tempah, Kano and Tinchy Stryder, DaVinChe  is also a classically trained guitarist and pianist and has conducted a concert for the BBC’s Urban Classics.

S.E.B.Luxembourg isn't a place you'd immediately associate with hip-hop, but there is talented artists everywhere and S.E.B. is another young diamond in the hip-hop rough. Coming into the game with plenty of experience and solid connections, he is all about the music.

Mumzy StrangerIn an era of generic urban music, Mumzy Stranger is set to blast onto the UK scene with a style that is entirely his own. Raised in Plaistow by Bengali parents, Mumzy’s music blends the bhangra and Bollywood beats of his childhood with the New Jack Swing riffs and reggae-inspired rhythms of his teenage years.

Dean Atta Is The Gil Scott-Heron Of His GenerationWinner of Black LGBT Community Award for Arts and Spirit of London Award for Achievement through the Arts, Atta was invited to 10 Downing Street to meet former PM Gordon Brown and City Hall to meet Mayor Boris Johnson. Atta has appeared on prime time Channel 4 in a ‘3 Minute Wonder’ in which he proudly declared himself as ‘Young Black & Gay’.

Polar Bear With Jyager - Common Ground CD [Leaf]Just like superheroes, jazz musicians and rappers are fond of teaming up. Whether it’s Batman and Superman joining forces to defend the DC universe or Busta Rhymes dropping in for show-stealing cameo on someone else’s record, the individual histories often intertwine to intoxicating effect. But what happens when the distances that separate the individuals are greater than those between Metropolis and Gotham?

Bestiavl 2010 PreviewAs most of you will know, Bestival 2010 is looming and people are starting make sure that those old skool wellies still fit, their nunty macs don’t have any holes in and their tents have got all of their pegs. However, you never know, it could be bright sunshine right through the 4 days so you wont need some of those things!

Smart KidSmart Kid, has been doing music for roughly seven years, it was only four years back that people noticed he had talent and pushed him to take it a step further. This 21 year old has an incredible work rate, three mix CDs deep with another one in the making and still the hunger has not stopped. Read on to find out what he had to say when Danielle caught up with him.

MystroOne of the most charismatic British mic wielders ever to grace a stage, Mighty MysDiggi never fails to impress with his brand of mischievous humour and energetic flows. With intriguingly titled new project Digmund Freud in the bag it seemed appropriate to get inside the head of the man.

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Urban East 2006
Urban East 2006

Urban Development and East London Dance host Urban East, a week long celebration of urban culture, b [ ... ]

City Showcase Announces Industry Workshop Details
City Showcase Announces Industry Workshop Details

City Showcase, London’s leading festival for new music and fashion, has announced this year&rs [ ... ]

Casper and The House of David - Biography
Casper and The House of David - Biography

Casper and the House of David are well and truly a band on a mission. Hailing from the tiny Caribbea [ ... ]

Big Smoke Mag Out Now
Big Smoke Mag Out Now

The new issue of the occasional Big Smoke Magazine is out now and is available from all major stocki [ ... ]

P Money - Biography
P Money - Biography

P Money was born to make music. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan he was always into music. As a  [ ... ]

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