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The Many Faces of Mos Def

‘I’m a pirate on an island seeking treasure known as silence’ – ‘Habitat’, Black On Both Sides

Like the seafarer talked of in his lyrics, Dante Smith is an individual made up of many guises, a person subject to the mysterious, prone to the ecstatic. Musician, activist, actor, icon



Akala interviews Talib Kweli for PlanetNotion

What do you get when you put two highly informed and opinionated lyricists together to discuss everything from the state of Hip Hop to race and politics? PlanetNotion did just that, acting as a fly-on-the-wall in this dialogue between London artist Akala and US rap heavyweight Talib Kweli. Hailing …



BOTW Playlist: The Flight

We asked our current BOTW – London production duo The Flight – to throw together a playlist for us of the tracks that have inspired them, not just on their debut Hangman EP, but as songwriters in general.

The pair – comprised of Joe Henson and Alexis Smith, who’ve previously …



Ben Sherman VIP Auction Raises Money For Trekstock and LifeBeat

The Ben Sherman VIP Auction was launched recently and plans to raise money for charities, Trekstock and LifeBeat, by auctioning off plectrums which have been signed by fantastic musicians from both, the past and present. The campaign was launched via three major events in three different countries: Mos Def in …