Sodajerker presents… Meshell Ndegeocello

July 28, 2015 in Features, Interviews

Team Sodajerker meet an inspirational songwriter with 11 albums, 10 Grammy nominations and a 20+ year career under her belt… Tags: , , , , ,


Eminem annotates own lyrics on Genius

April 6, 2015 in News

The rap legend is one of an increasing number of artists who’ve taken to explaining their lyrics via the website… Tags: , , , , ,

Rob Birch, Stereo MCs

Interview: Rob Birch (Stereo MCs)

November 6, 2014 in Features, Interviews

Songwriting meets the frontman of a legendary British band whose entire 25-year output has just been reissued in boxset form…… Tags: , , , , , , ,

Check the Technique Volume 2: More Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies

Book review: ‘Check The Technique Volume 2’ by Brian Coleman

October 24, 2014 in Gear

Coleman gives a background to some of the hip-hop classics you love, and shows greatness can be achieved by all… Tags: , , , , ,

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Sodajerker presents… Chromeo

October 1, 2014 in Features, Interviews

Sodajerker are back again, and this time they’ve invited the Canadian duo Chromeo to talk about the secrets of songwriting… Tags: , , ,

Three Kings High Nothing Left

Nothing Left To Lose by Three Kings High (Single)

September 18, 2014 in Music Reviews

Bristolian live faves return with a third single that sees them continuing to blur the lines between several musical genres… Tags: , , ,


NWA biopic details announced

June 20, 2014 in News

Hip-hop legend Dr Dre has announced the cast and release date for the long awaited NWA biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’… Tags: , , , , , , ,

Tupac Shakur

Tupac musical to open on Broadway

January 12, 2014 in News

A musical based on the songs of the deceased rapper Tupac Shakur is set to open on Broadway this summer… Tags: , , , ,

Until The Ribbon Breaks A Taste Of Silver

A Taste Of Silver by Until The Ribbon Breaks (EP)

November 21, 2013 in Music Reviews

The debut EP from Until The Ribbon Breaks fuses sample-based hip-hop with genuine lyricism – and succeeds where others have… Tags: , ,

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City Rising From The Ashes by Deltron 3030 (EP)

September 14, 2013 in Music Reviews

The excellent Deltron 3030 offer a tantalising glimpse of things to come with their ‘City Rising From The Ashes’ EP… Tags: , , , , , , ,


Nas receives a Harvard fellowship

July 18, 2013 in News

Prodigious hip hop artist Nas has seen his talents recognised by Harvard University, who have named a fellowship after him… Tags: , , , ,

Three Kings High Tell 'Em Lies

Tell ‘Em Lies by Three Kings High (EP)

June 29, 2013 in Music Reviews

This six-piece Bristol outfit impress with an EP that mixes up influences from rock, soul, funk, hip-hop and more besides…… Tags: , , , ,

De La Soul

De La Soul return

April 6, 2013 in News

The Native Tongues trio return with their first release in nine years, with more to follow on a monthly basis… Tags: , , ,



March 25, 2013 in Heroes

Born: Marshall Bruce Mathers III, October 17, 1972 in St Joseph, Missouri, USA Website: Associated acts: D12, Bad Meets… Tags: , , , , ,


Eminem working on new album

February 10, 2013 in News

Eminem is to release this year his eighth studio album, says his manager Paul Rosenberg, after some European live dates… Tags: ,

Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur

December 27, 2012 in Heroes

Born: Tupac Amaru Shakur, 16 June, 1971, East Harlem, New York Died: 13 September, 1996 Website: Associated acts: Thug… Tags: , , ,

Shahin Najafi

Iranian rapper forced into hiding by fatwa

May 17, 2012 in News

Lyrics condemning the Tehran regime and Islamic leaders lead to calls from hardline clerics for Shahin Najafi to be executed… Tags: , , ,

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Plan B makes his directorial debut

May 5, 2012 in News

Singer, rapper, spokesman for disenfranchised youth… now we can add ‘film director’ to Plan B’s already impressive list of accomplishments… Tags: , , ,