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VIDEO: UK JUMP OFF UK DEBATE – ARE RACIAL STEREOTYPES ACCEPTABLE?

With London being one of the most multinational cities in the United Kingdom our Jump Off debaters had a discussion about racial stereotypes and taboos. Here are some questions and ideas raised during the discussion? Are racial stereotypes acceptable? What are the stereotypes attached to different races What does it take for people to think differently from the stereotypes? Is the term “lighty” acceptable? Why do rappers reinforce this negative rapper stereotype? … The term “lighty” just annoys me. The deep subject []

JUMP OFF UK (DEBATE) HAS UK HIP HOP LOST IT’S BRITISH IDENTITY?

Why has there been a decline in Grime and is UK Hip Hop becoming too similar to the US? – Does the UK have its own identity in Hip Hop? – Is British music becoming more Americanised?  – Is Grime now a form of Hip Hop? – Has the UK turned its back on Grime? – Is it acceptable for artists to make music with a fake accent? …. I think that there has been a decline in Grime music because it’s []

UK MUSIC: AKALA, RODNEY P AND MORE – THIS IS BLACK HISTORY

Produced by Last Resort This Is Black History features activist Jody McIntyre and rappers Logic, Big Ben, Jaja Soze, bigCAKES, Genesis Elijah, MC D, Cerose, Big Frizzle, Wordplay, Haze, USG, Rodney P, Akala. Wall Art: Steaz and Coza. The single has been released to coincide with Black History Month. Well done gentlemen. Your thoughts please….

UK EVENT: BLACK HISTORY LIVE (WEMBLEY STADIUM)

Well it’s almost that time again folks when Britain recognises selected areas of black history during the month of October. Selected areas of black history usually covered during this period… 1) A brief look at the horrors of slavery and then fast forward straight through to Britain abolishing slavery. 2) The Windrush years – when hundreds of West Indians travelled to the “mother country” in 1948 on a ship called The Empire Windrush in search of a better life and more opportunities as promised by the old Empire.  What happened and the hardships they faced after they []