Bars For Change: who polices the police?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCbMuqo9ZLA I wrote quite a lot about UK policing earlier in the year in relation to the failure of policing (at best) that lead to the death of Smiley Culture. News about that case was always going to ebb and flow, not least because it is now in the bureaucratic hands of the Independent Police …

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Who say Prancehall favour Boy George?

PRANCEHALL on Dominic, a white MC who rocked up in JA in the 80s and ended up recording tunes with Jammys and Penthouse, includng this one: …which is blatantly a rip off of “Cockney Translation” by Smiley Culture, but is saved by dint of Dominic’s ridiculous sub-“Minder” stylings. And of course Peter Metro, who recorded …

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Answer Riddim Clash – John Eden round

Here is my contribution to this week’s big news. John Eden – Answer riddim mix clash by Johnedenuk on Mixcloud

45 minutes of prime reggae, rocksteady and dancehall – on varied (but all excellent) cuts of the Answer Riddim. A one take live mix, with a few exclusive contributions from Hackney’s best female MC. …

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Why you are WRONG about Maxi Priest

“What? Is this some kind of post-ironic ironic thing?” – a fictional uncarved blog reader… Cos, obviously he’s rubbish reggae, isn’t he? The apotheosis of crossover crapness – watered down JA vibes for tourists on beaches and that guy from accounts who made an arse of himself at this office party. It’s reggae-lite for people …

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