Jorja Smith at The LCR, Norwich

Jorja Smith at The LCR, Norwich

Thursday 4th October saw Norwich welcome Jorja Smith for the first time at an almost completely sold out show at The LCR. Bringing with her, long-term friend, Mina Rose from East London who fired up the crowd with her debut EP, London Burning. Jorja’s performance in Norwich kickstarted her 10-date UK tour after dropping her debut album in June 2018. The English singer-songwriter has soared over the past 2 years with beign awarded the Critics’…

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MOBO Awards to take a break in 2018

MOBO Awards to take a break in 2018

The MOBO Awards will take a break in 2018, as organisers plan to reshape the ceremony ahead of its return next year. The ceremony, which began in 1996, has become a major force in championing urban music – with Craig David and Stormzy emerging triumphant last year. Check out the full list of MOBO 2017 winners here. Now, for this year, founder Kanya King says that the ceremony will be retired for 2018, before returning “bigger and bolder”. “We understand…

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MOBO Awards to take a break in 2018

MOBO Awards to take a break in 2018

Right up there with Europe’s most prestigious music prizes are the annual MOBO awards. Having ran for over 20 years, the ceremony has not only cemented itself in music culture by assigning artists with international credibility, but has also played a major role in championing ‘Music of Black Origin’ and has been at the forefront of promoting equal representation within music. However, they are set to take a step down this year as the company…

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Glastonbury 2019 News and rumours for the legendary festival

Glastonbury 2019 News and rumours for the legendary festival

The legendary Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis has hinted that this next year’s headliners will be “two or three that have never played”. Returning after a barren year, all of the festival-goers and the rumour mill have gone into overdrive as to who the headliners could be, with Emily Eavis adding that one of the headliners is a non-British act. So, let’s take a look at some of the favourites to head up the bill……

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Stormzy Announces Cambridge Scholarship for Black Students

Stormzy Announces Cambridge Scholarship for Black Students

Last week saw thousands of students collecting their ever important A-level results, for many, this is the make-or-break day of whether they’ve made it into the university of their choice. Grime legend and South Londoner Stormzy yesterday announced the launch of his scholarship which will fund two black student’s tuition fees and maintenance grants for up to four years of education at Cambridge University. Talking to the BBC at his old school in Croydon, Stormzy…

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Grime formula: The industry gets something that really shakes things up

Grime formula: The industry gets something that really shakes things up

Every so often, something happens to the music industry. That shakes everything up and breaks all the rules. Linkin Park’s recent collaboration with Stormzy. Because this highlights just how big a wave grime has made. The explosion of grime into the mainstream has been so fascinating to watch. That it would be easy to think of it as an anomaly. In reality, the rise of grime was hardly different to the rise of punk before it and rock and roll…

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