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Issue 1091

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Gza: Shepherd's Bush Empire 19/4/19 @bluesandsoul.com Gza: Shepherd's Bush Empire 19/4/19 @bluesandsoul.com Gza: Shepherd's Bush Empire 19/4/19 @bluesandsoul.com Gza: Shepherd's Bush Empire 19/4/19 @bluesandsoul.com

Gza: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London 19/4/19

Released back in 1995, GZA's "Liquid Swords" remains a masterpiece. Such is the strength of the album that in 2019, the Staten Island rapper can still do a tour off the back of it...

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B-Real (Cypress Hill): O2 Academy Brixton 5/12/18 @bluesandsoul.com Mellow Man Ace (Cypress Hill): O2 Academy Brixton 5/12/18 @bluesandsoul.com Mix Master Mike - Cypress Hill (and Beastie Boys): O2 Academy Brixton 5/12/18 @bluesandsoul.com B-Real and Mellow Man Ace (Cypress Hill): O2 Academy Brixton 5/12/18 @bluesandsoul.com

Cypress Hill: O2 Academy, Brixton 5/12/18

27 years after their self-titled debut album propelled rap heavyweights Cypress Hill to worldwide acclaim, the Californian rap giants are back with new album and stunning sellout show at London's Brixton Academy...

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Little Simz: Somerset House, London 12/7/18 @bluesandsoul.com The Roots: Somerset House, London 12/7/18 @bluesandsoul.com The Roots: Somerset House, London 12/7/18 @bluesandsoul.com Quest Love - The Roots: Somerset House, London 12/7/18 @bluesandsoul.com

The Roots: Somerset House, London 12/7/18

Philly's finest, The Roots, one of the top hip-hop acts of the last two decades set London's Somerset House alight wit their sprawling, jam-like ode to music...

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Yasiin Bey (formally Mos Def) + Robert Glasper: Troxy, London 8/3/18 @bluesandsoul.com Yasiin Bey (formally Mos Def) + Robert Glasper: Troxy, London 8/3/18 @bluesandsoul.com Robert Glasper + Yasiin Bey (formally Mos Def): Troxy, London 8/3/18 @bluesandsoul.com Robert Glasper + Yasiin Bey (formally Mos Def): Troxy, London 8/3/18 @bluesandsoul.com

Yasiin Bey (formally Mos Def) + Robert Glasper: Troxy, London 8/3/18

Yasiin Bey was paired with bandleader and producer Robert Glasper, who led a trio of musicians to work their way through some classic Mos Def material...

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Pre-MOBO awards 2017 at Boisdale, London 21/11/17 Craig David wins Best Soul-R&B act at Pre-MOBO awards 2017 @bluesandsoul.com Moses Boyd wins Best Jazz act at Pre-MOBO awards 2017 @bluesandsoul.com Volney Morgan & New-Ye win Best Gospel act at Pre-MOBO's 2017 @bluesandsoul.com

Pre-MOBO Awards: Boisdale, Canary Wharf, London 20/11/17

The Pre-MOBO awards show at Boisdale in London’s Canary Wharf had a decent array of music of black origin talent performing. There were awards for best Gospel, Jazz and R&B/Soul acts...

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Roots Manuva: Troxy, London 27/10/17 @bluesandsoul.com Roots Manuva: Troxy, London 27/10/17 @bluesandsoul.com Chali 2na: Troxy, London 27/10/17 @bluesandsoul.com Chali 2na: Troxy, London 27/10/17 @bluesandsoul.com

Roots Manuva + Chali 2na: Troxy, London 27/10/17

His last album, "Bleeds", shows his skills haven't diminished with time and the south Londoner also showed he can draw a crowd, with the Troxy packed for his performance...

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Black Star (Mos Def): Troxy, London 20/10/17 @bluesandsoul.com Black Star (Talib Kweli): Troxy, London 20/10/17 @bluesandsoul.com Black Star (Talib Kweli & Mos Def): Troxy, London 20/10/17 @bluesandsoul.com Black Star (Talib Kweli & Mos Def): Troxy, London 20/10/17 @bluesandsoul.com

Black Star: Troxy, London 20/10/17

The announcement of Mos Def and Talib Kweli's Black Star show in London is a big deal, posters branded it The Hip Hop Show of the Year...

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Lianne La Havas - Afropunk Fest London: Printworks, London 23/7/17 @bluesandsoul.com Thundercat - Afropunk Fest London: Printworks, London 22/7/17 @bluesandsoul.com Nao - Afropunk Fest London: Printworks, London 23/7/17 @bluesandsoul.com Corinne Bailey Rae - Afropunk Fest London: Printworks, London 22/7/17 @bluesandsoul.com

Afropunk Fest London 2017: Printworks, London 22-23/7/17

It's worth making it clear from the off that to approach reviewing the Afropunk London as simply a two-day music event is perhaps too narrow a view - this is a festival which knows how to pack a punch...

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DJ Yella: O2 Academy Islington, London 27/7/17 @bluesandsoul.com DJ Yella: O2 Academy Islington, London 27/7/17 @bluesandsoul.com Lil' Easy E: O2 Academy Islington, London 27/7/17 @bluesandsoul.com Lil' Easy E: O2 Academy Islington, London 27/7/17 @bluesandsoul.com

DJ Yella + Lil Easy E: O2 Academy Islington, London 27/717

In 1995 founding member Eric 'Eazy E' Wright died from an AIDS related illness, twenty-two years later his former NWA band member, DJ Yella, is still keeping his music alive...

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Chaka Khan: Parklife Festival, Manchester 10-11/6/17 @bluesandsoul.com Frank Ocean: Parklife Festival, Manchester 10-11/6/17 @bluesandsoul.com Stormzy: Parklife Festival, Manchester 10-11/6/17 @bluesandsoul.com Rag'N'Bone Man: Parklife Festival, Manchester 10-11/6/17 @bluesandsoul.com

Parklife Festival, Manchester 10-11/6/17

The Parklife festival in Manchester has established itself as one of the country's big hitters for fans of hip-hop, R’n’B and reggae. B&S' Dave Burke checks out the immense talent on show...

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