• Album Review: Solange – A Seat at the Table

    Solange has just dropped her third studio album ‘A Seat at the table’ on September 30th in perfect timing for Black History month. This album fearlessly addresses issues of race, culture, the black experience and elements of mental health. There are several moving tracks including ‘Don’t touch my hair’. Solange...
  • The Extended Interview: Ady Suleiman talks writing and heritage

    Ady Suleiman talks about his upcoming album, his thoughts on ghostwriting and his heritage. In a previous interview, you said you like your music to be yours and you’re not too keen on features apart from when ‘What’s The Score’ happened with Joey Bada$$. Are there any features on...
  • Review: Frank Ocean – Blonde / Endless / Boys Don’t Cry

    The long-awaited second studio album from the legendary Frank Ocean is here at last. It’s been four years since his first masterpiece, but the artist makes up for it with a seventeen-track album – Blonde – and two visuals, video album Endless and a zine, Boys Don’t Cry. It has been a...
  • Album Review: James Blake – The Colour In Anything

    Enriched by gorgeous watercolour artwork from veteran illustrator and namesake Quentin, The Colour In Anything is James Blake’s much awaited, seventy-minute, return. Professed favourite of Kanye West, few in electronic pop have had as much impact as Blake upon the sound palate of the output of their peers. In...
  • Album Review: Beyoncé – Lemonade

    Following her 2014 self-titled visual album, on Sunday night Beyoncé Carter gave us her sixth studio album, Lemonade. The LP arrived with a short film and was framed as, as the TIDAL statement that accompanied the released deemed it, a ‘conceptual project based on every woman’s journey of self-knowledge and healing’. Several...
  • Where Is Your ‘Ivy Park’?

    The moment has finally arrived. Beyoncé Knowles has just released the athleisure-wear line ‘Ivy Park’. March 31st flaunted a handful of strong promotional images and a mesmerising launch video that Beyoncé fans devoured with eager enthusiasm.   The line itself is made up of a mixture of leotards, leggings,...
  • Political Correctness Gone Mad? Cultural Appropriation Controversies

    Beyonce, of all people, is the latest figure to come under fire for the crime of ‘cultural appropriation’. This oppressive act has begun cropping up more and more recently, as students, news outlets and certain institutions have led a crusade against cultural appropriation, whether it be Yoga teachers or...