G R O O V E M E N T / MANCHESTER & BEYOND

Soul on the windowsill: Otis Mensah

Otis Mensah is one of those artists that moulds a room with his hands and voice. Captivatingly confident whilst pouring his heart out on the stage, I was lucky enough

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On Wax: Czarface Book & Record Set for RSD 2017

For every pink version of Barbie Girl by Aqua, there’s a quality Record Store Day release actually worthy of your attention. Czarface (aka Inspectah Deck, 7L and Esoteric) have taken

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Preview // J Chambers: Merchant Of Manny EP

One of Manchester’s newest and most hard-grafting MCs, J. Chambers, is blowing up right now.  Having supported Oddisee, Akala and a very tardy Dead Prez in a matter of months,

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In Pictures: Saul Williams by Richard Aldred

Venue: O2 Institute 3, Birmingham Date: 24 June 2016 Our pal Richard Aldred captured Saul Williams, plus support Kojey Radical, in action last week in Brum. Check more from Richard,

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Scorzayzee kicks off Ramadan with a new spoken word piece for charity

The charity Muslim Hands have launched this video, featuring spoken word poetry from the don Scorzayzee, on the first day of Ramadan for many. Find out more about the appeal

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On Tour // SAUL WILLIAMS

Saul Williams is back with new album Martyr Loser King. First coming to attention in 2001 with the LP Amethyst Rock Star and its incendiary, killer single and poem Coded

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Riz MC: short film Daytimer + mixtape Englistan

  When I was growing up I suffered a lot of racism. I never felt like the English flag was big enough to include me in its colours.  So this

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BBC Raw: An Injection of Creativity

www.facebook.com/BBCRAW www.twitter.com/BBC_RAW BBC Raw was set up as a pilot project for ‘socially and racially diverse’ young people who want to develop as digital filmmakers. One such film comes from

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J. Chambers: Wade In The Water

Wade In The Water is a powerful standard, a resonating song not to be taken lightly. Young Manchester lyricist J. Chambers has offered his own interpretation with a great video

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