Jasmine Dotiwala

Jasmine Dotiwala is an English-born broadcaster, producer, director and columnist. Jasmine has loved and worked within the hip hop industry for over two decades making TV content with the early pioneers of the culture as well as modern day names. Dotiwala sits on the RTS Futures (Royal Television Society) committee, MOBO Awards Judging Committee, BET International Judging panel, Ivy Club Committee and was an original member of the MTV Diversity Board. She has also been requested to speak at House Of Lords on media subjects around inclusivity and diversity. Dotiwala continues to chair and appear on panels around television, youth and diversity themes. Dotiwala is also an international judge for music awards in Uganda and Namibia (NAMAs).

London’s Grime Artist Abra Cadabra – The Latest Heat.

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The Grime music genre emerged in the early 2000’s in London’s East End developing out of earlier UK electronic music styles, including UK garage, jungle, Hip-Hop and ragga music. In 2016, the UK genre of Grime music was quietly doing its own thing, minding its own business, not killing itself to make nice and play […]

EXCLUSIVE: TLC Are Back To Talk Album, Life Without Left Eye & Much More

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During their visit to the UK, TLC members Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins sat down for an interview with us to talk about the upcoming project, TLC, recording without Left Eye, women’s empowerment and many more. Just read for yourself below: The next night TLC took to London’s KOKO venue for a sold out gig […]

The BRIT Awards 2017, #BritsSoTight

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The annual Brit Awards are always a highlight of the UK music calendar. STORMZY STORMS ED SHEERAN’S PERFORMANCE FOR THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT, THAT HAD THE ARENA STANDING. It’s the biggest British music show that celebrates commercial music successes across the past 12 months, and always comes in for polarizing views the morning after. […]

UK’s Digital iS Media Awards Celebrate Emerging Black Internet Superstars

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(Image above) Actor , Producer, Director NOEL CLARKE PRESENTS AN AWARD TO GAL-DEM. All images – Richard Pascoe/Sonia Yasmin Ali Photography / Digital iS Media Awards 2016. The Hip Hop community has always had to make lemonade from lemons. Whether in the seventies when struggling impoverished communities in the South Bronx were empowered by a […]

When Will I Am Met Bill Gates – Inspiring The Future Tech Generation

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With Google, Apple, and Facebook this week announcing huge investment into its London staff bases, juxtaposed with the fact that thousands of youth organizations like S.T.E.M.E.T.T.E. (Showing the Next Generation that Girls do Science) are now popping up everywhere, its been clear to the kids for a long while now that the future is digital. […]

British beat maker Chairman Maf Is Hip Hop’s Zoo- Keeper

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British Hip Hop artist Chairman Maf is Sheffield based and recently released his latest album ZOO without the aid of any music labels, when the community came together to help him in today’s DIY world. Previous famous musical Brits from Sheffield include The Human League, Heaven 17, Joe Cocker, Arctic Monkeys, Pulp and Moloko. Sheffield was […]

[Interview] UK RAPPER WRETCH32 Talks “GROWING OVER LIFE”

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UK rapper Wretch32’s new album, “Growing Over Life” was long awaited by his fans and took a whole new serious route than his usual offerings. The BET Award winner’s 12 new tracks juxtapose social commentary, thoughtful bars and powerful insights throughout and gained a top five UK chart position. Not that Wretch cares about awards […]

The UK’s Rated Awards 2016 – The Legends, The Winners, The New Era!

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Everyone who was anyone in the grime music / UK urban music industry, was at Camden’s Roundhouse this week for the second annual Rated Awards. 2016 has been another groundbreaking year for the British urban music scene and The Rated Awards highlighted and commended this year’s high achievers. This year’s awards were hosted by Capital […]

UK HIP HOP ROYALTY REFLECT ON HISTORY AND #THEGETDOWN

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Anyone who loves Hip Hop culture was aware that last week Netflix released The Get Down, a slightly fictionalized yet entertaining and informative look at the early years surrounding the birth of the culture. It offers a look at how the first seeds were planted and its growth into the multi-billion dollar industry we know it to […]

British Film Director Noel Clarke’s ‘Brotherhood’ Features London’s Biggest Grime & Hip Hop Names

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Noel Clarke, the British mutlihyphenate (actor, producer, director, writer), has singlehandedly done more for British working class youth getting into acting and film careers than many in the industry. With his ‘hood trilogy films Kidulthood (2006), Adulthood (2008) and Brotherhood (2016), he has given a platform to new British names and faces that simply wouldn’t […]