Kanye West @ Glastonbury (Live on BBC Two)

“Old folks talking bout back in my day/But homie this is my day”

AFTER three months of talking Kanye West’s Saturday night headline slot on the Glastonbury Festival’s revered (by some) Pyramid Stage finally came.
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The BBC, which is only occasionally insightful enough to see past a cheap talking point, had been lapping up the ‘hip hop shouldn’t headline Glastonbury’ so called debate from the moment its main 9.30pm coverage started. Top marks though to the researcher who’d dug out Kanye’s 2013 Radio One interview with Zane Lowe, where he firmly stated ‘Rap is the new rock and roll, we the rock stars’. Continue reading

Black Sheep @ Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

Whose the Black Sheep/What’s the Black Sheep?

BILLED as the Black Sheep in reality this was only one half of the group whose 1991 classic LP ‘A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’ secured their place in hip hop’s hall of fame.

Dres of the Black Sheep

Dres of the Black Sheep

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