The colours of this album is in contrast to Wretch's previous album 'Growing Over Life' which is a sombre black and grey image, reflecting the reality of death and tragedy he's dealt with. Growing Over Life displays an image of an Adults open palm, which holds up the open palms of two children, symbolising the open … Continue reading BREAKDOWN OF WRECTH 32’S ALBUM COVER
"Who taught you to hate your hair?" and "Who taught you to hate your skin" was the questions Malcolm X asked in his powerful speech on Black pride and Black Nationalism, the Black and white video of this speech, I have watched over and over, contemplating how these questions are still so relevant today. … Continue reading Who Taught You To Hate Your Hair?
What is the Art of War? The Art of war is an ancient Chinese tradition which outlines the best practices for any general to guarantee victory in war. The author Sun Tzu, is the supposed author of this masterpiece. His thirteen principles have been appropriated to analyse everything from the Vietnam war in the sixties, … Continue reading Applying the Art of war to African history (pt 1)
Grime made a major come back in 2014 and is still the genre most associated with British youth. There are three main variables to what makes Grime... Grime. These are the 140 BPM(Beats Per Minute), the 8 Bar structure and the willingness of Grime artist to completely sell out!(str8 lyk dat) This article will be … Continue reading The Reasons Grime Artist Consistently Sell Out
There's something awe-inducing and damn near mystical bout Sistahs in headwraps and door knockers. Headwraps and hoops are to me what white T's and a fresh trim is to females. When I say headwraps I do not mean just something you can tell baby girl put on head because her tresses are a mess, na … Continue reading A sucker for headwraps and doorknockers
With the popularity of the 'mans not hot' comedian, Michael Dapaah, I had to write sumn quick on the Road Man sub-culture, it's origins and influences. It tends to be the case we don't intellectualise Black culture especially when it has subversive-criminal leanings, however IDGAF so lemme start. Rude Bwoy fashion and culture I feel … Continue reading The Rude Bwoy Vs The Road Man; evolution of Black Subculture #MansNotHot
I love Black women because they are beautiful African women come in many moulds and tones. From deep dark ebony to sunshine yellow. From Afros that stand like war statues to loose springs that never forget their form and to long silky threads that loom pass hip bones. There isn't a feature, tone or quality … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why I love Black Women
'The story of OJ' is one of Jay Z's best music videos in terms of art. He utilises irony and satire in a black and white Sambo-inspired cartoon to reveal the reality of racism in America. In the songs refrain JAY raps 'light nigga, dark nigga, faux nigga, real nigga, rich nigga, po' nigga, house … Continue reading Artistic Breakdown of JAY Z’s The Story of OJ
Many mauled The masjid wails Moslems mourn this Monday morning A man is murdered. my mind is mute. Why this Monday mourning? #FinsburyPark
The Black Panther trailer caught me by surprise, It has an amazing cast, everyone from Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyunga to Martin Freeman! What enthralled me the most was how the director Michael Coogler delineates a mixture of African cultures and art to make what maybe the first mainstream film to really showcase Afro futurism. For … Continue reading Black Panther Trailer, Afro-Futurism?