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Get To Know NIKO IS – Talib Kweli’s Newest Signee To Javotti Media

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Four Baskets of Truth This guy! You know there are some people we have the pleasure of meeting in our lifetime that seem like they are full of knowledge and priceless wisdom, with stories that come from magical moments? Well, NIKO IS has that aura about him. His presence is as big as his hair […]

The Night I Interviewed Talib Kweli

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London is a great city filled with beautiful opportunities, but interviewing one of your most listened to hip hop artists isn’t an everyday occurrence. A couple of weeks back I got to sit down with Talib Kweli. Exiting Highbury & Islington station with a swarm of Arsenal supporters, I could just about see the beginning […]

Watch: Jhene Aiko’s Interview With The Breakfast Club

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After a long and anticipated wait Jhene Aiko releases her debut album, Souled Out. Jhene Aiko’s debut studio album, Souled Out, is set for release in stores today. After the release of her 2011 mixtape Sailing Souls, Aiko unveils a brand new body of work. The delicate sounding songstress has dominated and featured on some of the most played […]

The Importance Of The Lyricist

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What would hip-hop be without them? Rich in word play that is executed with precise precision and and told with the tightest technique. Double-entendres that hold weight, leaving you to press pause for a minute and wait. Wait so your mind can catch up and correlate, to the mind fu*ks you were just given in the name of the great, hip-hop debate. Similes that are as vivid […]

Flashback Friday: Then And Now

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  Take a nostalgic trip to 1994 when some of the most classic albums to date were released and then fast forward to 2014 to hear some of the most played albums and tracks of the year so far. This Flashback Friday we take a look at some old, some new and some classics that […]

Artistst To Watch: Kelela

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Become spell bound with this talented singer We are keeping an ear out for more sounds and material from the LA based singer and songwriter, Kelela. Kelela, full name Kelele Mizanekristos, released her debut mixtape, Cut 4 Me towards the end of last year and has since featured on other tracks including ”Melba’s Call” by Bok Bok, released […]

The Power Behind Music

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Why is music important?   ‘‘If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music’’ ― Albert Einstein Advertisement I was once asked, ‘‘why is music important?’’ It was, and still is, easily one […]

The Light In Hip Hop: A Reflection On The Words & Works Of Common

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A talent that is not Common We all have that one artist or group that gave us that pivotal moment in our affair with hip-hop. A track or beat that caught you, captured you and captivated you in such a way that you were left wanting more. Intrigued by his poems and interested in his […]

Flashback Friday: Some Of The Best Albums Of 2004

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Check out some of the best releases from a decade ago It may not feel like it, but its been ten years since Usher revealed his confessions to the world and Kanye West took the mainstream by storm. How time flies. In this flashback Friday we take a look back at 5 albums that dropped […]

Album Review: Marsha Ambrosius, ‘Friends and Lovers’

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  Marsha Ambrosius gives us a sensual and seductive sophomore album with the release of her new project, Friends & Lovers. Three years after the release of Late Nights & Early Mornings the British singer and songwriter, and former member of Floetry delivers, entirely, with this 14 track account of the pain, the joy and the ups and […]

Stream Marsha Ambrosius New Album ‘Friends & Lovers’

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Floetry’s Marsha Ambrosius releases her new album Friends & Lovers was released today by the English singer and songwriter and former member of Floetry, Marsha Ambrosius. The album is sensual and seductive all the way through. Friends & Lovers is carried through a narrative from track to track giving details of a journey through the […]

International Flavor: Watch Kwabs “Wrong or Right” Video

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Cross the pond, as we take a listen to UK artist Kwabs   Advertisement In the midst of his UK tour, a recent Wirless Fest performance and a brief appearance in Croatia, Kwabs, who will be performing alongside the likes of Plan B and Arcade Fire, is a producer and former Jazz student from London. […]