Jack Harlow review: charismatic rapper uses his skills

Handsome and #relatable … Jack Harlow at the O2 Academy, Birmingham. Photograph: Sachin Jethwa/REX/Shutterstock   O2 Academy, Birmingham The Kentucky native may have been a bit perplexed by his welcome to Brum, but the city expressed its gratitude for his brutally powerful hits.   The first night of Jack Harlow’s first headline European tour is upon […]

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Surya Sen Finds That Sweet Spot Between Hip-hop and House

Surya Sen, who spearheaded uprisings against British authority in India during the 1930s, was a crucial role in the country’s independence fight. After a century, his namesake – a north London-based musician who prefers anonymity – feels like a radical presence in UK music: a British-Bengali producer/rapper whose bumping and pristinely constructed club music finds […]

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The Cops Don’t Want Us to Win, They Want Us in Prison

Dennis Junior Odunwo, a.k.a. Tion Wayne, is an elusive figure. We meet at a friend’s home in Lower Edmonton, London, where Odunwo has just finished having his hair trimmed, to discuss his first album, Green With Envy, after a brief wild-goose chase from our planned meeting location. On the mike, Odunwo’s threatening demeanor contrasts with […]

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