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Two new docuseries about hip hop and Tupac Shakur are on the way. FX will air the new shows, starting with Outlaw: The Saga Of Afeni And Tupac Shakur. This one details the story of the ‘Changes’ rapper and his late mother, a longstanding activist. People who were close to the pair feature in the series, described as “an intimate wide-angle […]

Tricky is publishing an autobiography in late October. In the autobiography Hell Is Round The Corner, the former Massive Attackcollaborator and trip hop pioneer mentions the loss of his mother to suicide at the age of four, and the effect this had on aspects of his life. The ‘Maxinquaye’ artist also takes the reader into various underground cultures […]

Hip hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash has been named as one of the winners 2019 Polar Music Prize. Widely considered to be the musical equivalent of a Nobel Prize, the Polar Music Prize has been awarded to Grandmaster Flash, known for ‘The Message’ with the Furious Five, for his contributions to hip hop and DJ culture. Flash, real name Joseph Saddler, is credited […]

Spotting a sample is always fun and now one Spotify user has taken his talents to the masses. Going by the username amplesoulphysician, someone has collated over 1000 tracks that have been sampled by the crate digging and record collecting hip hop icon that is Madlib. Having worked on the playlist since last year, amplesoulphysician […]