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Issue 1084

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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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Jedi Mind Tricks: Academy Islington, London 11/4/17 Jedi Mind Tricks: Academy Islington, London 11/4/17 Jedi Mind Tricks: Academy Islington, London 11/4/17 Jedi Mind Tricks: Academy Islington, London 11/4/17

Jedi Mind Tricks: Academy Islington, London 11/4/17

With nine albums under their belt, they're not lacking in material to use live in their shows...It was a raucous night, and fittingly so - most of the crowd looked utterly drained by the time the stage was vacated...

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Tony Lanez: Kentish Town Forum 6/4/17 @bluesandsoul.com Tony Lanez: Kentish Town Forum 6/4/17 @bluesandsoul.com Tony Lanez: Kentish Town Forum 6/4/17 @bluesandsoul.com Tony Lanez: Kentish Town Forum 6/4/17 @bluesandsoul.com

Tory Lanez and Yoko Gold: Kentish Town 6/4/17

You're unlikely to see a more energetic performer than Tory Lanez...I've watched plenty of gigs at Kentish Town Forum over the years, but never anything like this...

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Slick Rick: Forum Kentish Town, London 26/11/16 Slick Rick: Forum Kentish Town, London 26/11/16 Slick Rick: Forum Kentish Town, London 26/11/16 Slick Rick: Forum Kentish Town, London 26/11/16 @bluesandsoul.com

Slick Rick, Rodney P. + Intelligenz: Forum, Kentish Town, London 26/11/16

If you like hip-hop, you know Slick Rick. Even if you don't own a Slick Rick album. One of the most heavily sampled artists of all time, he was one of the Def Jam trailblazers in the late 1980s...

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Redman: O2 Forum Kentish Town 22/4/16 @bluesandsoul.com Method Man: O2 Forum Kentish Town 22/4/16 @bluesandsoul.com Method Man and Redman: O2 Forum Kentish Town 22/4/16 @bluesandsoul.com Method Man & Redman: O2 Forum Kentish Town 22/4/16 @bluesandsoul.com

Method Man and Redman: O2 Forum Kentish Town 22/4/16

It’s fair to say that Method Man and Redman have high expectations of their audience - with one of the most acclaimed hip hop albums under their belt, they’re in a position to be discerning. And so it proved...

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Normanton Street and Portmanteau: The Hootananny, Brixton, London 17/03/2015

The entire show vibrated with a masterful balance of lean, sinewy bass, earthy jazzy guitar and velvet seduction that ushered in the audiences’ collective appreciation...

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