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Talk Stoop with Prince Paul

Last month I got to catch up with my favourite hip-hop producer, the one and only Prince Paul in Manhattan’s West Village. If you had told seventeen-year-old me this, I probably would have died. There’s a certain risk that comes with meeting one’s heroes, we’re all just human after all, but Paul is one of […]

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Pete Rock & CL Smooth All Souled Out 25th Anniversary Mixtape

The homie Chris Read has crafted yet another super dope mixtape, this time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s debut EP All Souled Out. Originally posted on Wax Poetics here. *   To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s now classic debut All Souled Out, released June 25th, […]

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Breathe & Stop

I just got back from a pretty magical month in India studying Yoga at a school called Sampoorna. Hot, sunshine infused days were spent practising meditation and asanas amongst the lushest jungle vistas you can imagine. It’s hard to summarise the impact of an experience so removed from one’s usual routine, and I think I’m […]

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Dating Advice from Female Rappers

This month I wrote my first ever article for Buzzfeed titled “16 Times Female Rappers Were Totally On Point About Relationships.” Basically an excuse to listen to all my favourite female hip-hop artists on repeat (think Bahamadia, Yo-Yo, MC Lyte, Monie Love …), I had a great time writing this piece. I’ve shared it below, and you […]

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Wax Poetics Issue 61 : Bishop Nehru & Soulection

I remember the first time that I bought a copy of Wax Poetics back in 2007. It was the Rick James issue with a feature on New York hip-hop club The Latin Quarter by Brian Coleman. Reading it blew my mind and provided glimpses into a world that inspired me to no end. I never […]

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The Cambridge Companion to Hip-Hop

This Spring sees the publication of my first academic chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Hip-Hop. The Companion, edited by Justin A. Williams, features a wide selection of Hip-Hop oriented essays from an array of contributors including Anthony Kwame Harrison, Adam Haupt, and Chris Tabron. I feel rather honoured to be a part of the […]