After ‘a few’ lengthy delays – leading the Guardian to crown her ‘the queen of the chaotic album campaign’ – and an even longer list of controversies along the way, Nicki Minaj’s fourth album Queen dropped (kinda) a week early on Friday. The sceptic in me wondered if this was to avoid sharing the streaming […]

For the first time ever, 2017 was the year that hip-hop reigned supreme and overtook rock (yes, that ageing stalwart is still kicking apparently) as the most popular genre in US music. Take a bow, friends. Or get on board soon to be even friendlier-friends. Some of my favourites have all been late influencers in […]

I am quite well known in certain uncertain circles for my love of rap – and my love of rapping. I’m less well known for being loved for my rapping, a struggle that has only made me more determined over the years. I’m word perfect on many a Jay-Z or Q-Tip track. My other party […]