Kickstarter x SmallGreenShoots

Last week Wednesday (22/05/2019), Small Green Shoots invited a group of exciting creatives, artists and project managers to an interactive workshop, led by Kickstarter UK’s Arts and Culture Outreach Lead, Gemma Seltzer. The session, held at the uber-cool Tileyard, saw us find out about the story of Kickstarter (which is celebrating its 10th year), explore… Read More »

Grime in the classroom?

Times are changing and I think the education system needs to adapt to this. A study by Youth Music Charity with Birmingham City University was released this week and it showed that students maintained higher levels of attendance to modern music lessons (More than 95% during the programme). In this blog, I will be discussing… Read More »

Michael Jackson’s 60th

As the world marked Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday on 29th August a range of celebrities directly & indirectly effected by his legacy took to social media to commiserate the death of the King of Pop with messages from Chance the Rapper to Eddie Griffin. The date also held an announcement from Jerry Greenberg, former MJJ… Read More »

ASTROWORLD – Album Review

On Travis Scott’s highly anticipated third album, the Houston rapper is at his most effective, giving room to his talented features and picking his spots more carefully than ever.   One of my favourite songs from the album is “No Bystanders” it starts with the harmony of Rae Sremmurd’s voices then smoothly transitions into the… Read More »

Eight9FLY – One To Watch

South East London rapper Eight9FLY, real name Emmanuel Isong is definitely one to watch in 2018. To describe him in one sentence, an artist not bound by convention. Eight9FLY consistently showcases both his versatility and ability as an artist in finessing these varied musical styles. His biggest influences are: Michael Jackson, Usher, Dizzee Rascal, Drake,… Read More »

Drill music vs. The People

Drill has taken the UK nation by surprise, as most drill songs are now rising in the top 50 charts and landing a spot on commercial radio stations like Capital Xtra and BBC 1Xtra. However, with the “violent” and “aggressive” lyrical content, especially where drill artists use platforms such as GRM Daily and Link Up… Read More »

A$AP Rocky – TESTING

TESTING. A$AP Rocky’s highly anticipated album that we’ve all been waiting for. It’s been 3 years since  At.Long.Last.A$AP was released and his Instagram album teaser drop this year January has had us all waiting on the edge of our seats. Rocky says it is “An amazing fucking album.”  In an interview with Peter Rosenberg’s Complex Open… Read More »