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 […]
VIDEO: JUMP OFF UK DEBATE – SHOULD ARTISTS LIKE JESSIE J, ADELE AND ED SHEERAN BE CONSIDERED “URBAN” ?
…. Your thoughts please…..
Check out The Urban Round Up 2011 hosted by Remel London and Kae Kurd.
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 […]
The UK Film council reports that highly anticipated “URBAN” films ‘SKET’ and ‘Demons Never Die’ pulled in the following figures (October 28th weekend gross). ‘Demons Never Die’ opened in 121 cinemas and has grossed £29,464 to date. ‘SKET’ opened in 66 cinemas and has grossed £70,299 to date. [Thanks London Diva]
Check out Remel London’s new self titled online show ‘The Remel London Show’. In this episode she interviews UK acts G Frsh and Ratlin, and US singer Lloyd.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH: BOOK TO READ – DESTRUCTION OF BLACK CIVILIZATION. GREAT ISSUES OF RACE FROM 4500BC TO 2000AD
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As most of you will already know by now it’s Black History Month here in the UK. So for those who wish to learn more about black history (outside of our contribution to the world’s of entertainment and sport) please check out the following publications. [Thanks Chico-Rei] Click HERE to purchase.
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….
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 […]