Icie: Comparing myself with others crippled me

UK hip hop veteran Icie has talked about how his creativity was sidetracked for a long time because he was comparing himself with others. The London rapper has been sharing the journey he went on as he releases his debut album Moment of Clarity. “Previously I had been so consumed with what other people were…

Hey Drake! Hands off our playlists!

  So the other day we woke up and Drake was reading the breakfast news. Then we poured our morning cereal to find Drake on the milk carton AND the cereal box. Then no sooner had we stepped out the house did we see Drake delivering the mail. We stepped on the bus and guess…

Review: Andy Mineo @ O2 Academy, Islington

They say you only get one opportunity to make a good first impression. Boy did Andy Mineo make his count. He exploded onto the stage with Desperados and didn’t let up. It felt like the set list was compiled by Andy’s DJ, not Andy himself. It was almost like a DJ set the way he…

Our Ones to Watch for 2018

First announced on the UK Gospel Show on Premier Gospel this past Sunday, here are our picks for the artists you should be looking out for this year. Theon Theon is both very hard working and talented, which is a dangerous combination. Let’s break it down. He’s a singer, songwriter, producer and video director, which…

Big Church Day Out Spotlight: Andy Mineo

There’s no one on this year’s Big Church Day Out bill that we’re more excited about seeing than Andy Mineo. After the historic Lecrae set that we saw in 2015, Andy is the natural follow up. He’s right up there on the hip hop totem pole with his Reach Records boss. Andy Mineo burst onto…

Has mainstream hip hop found its faith?

“This album is actually a Gospel album,” said Kanye West ahead of the release of his Life of Pablo album. Most of us howled with laughter. But once we stitched up our sides that had literally (yes literally) split, we had to think, why would Kanye make such a statement? Aside from his 2004 hit…

Times Change for Triple O – New Music

You can’t say Triple O is afraid of variation. Hot on the heels of raucous grime track Godzilla, the Mobo winner has smoothed things out for his next release. The new track is called Times Change and it’s a chalk and cheese departure from his previous effort. The laid back soulful beat produced by R-Kay allows Triple O…

Review: Premier Gospel Week 2015

Writing a review of an entire week’s worth of events is never easy, especially when so much took place. But it’s not an unpleasant situation to be in after what was a brilliant week of gospel music. This year’s Gospel Week is the second one to be arrange by Christian music radio station Premier Gospel….

Has hip hop become the new shining light in Christian music?

Something historic happened in Christian music this past week. An artist from the ‘gospel’ scene became the first ever to reach the top of the US Billboard album chart. But the artist isn’t from one of the established gospel music families, or even the latest reality show winning singer or choir. It’s the rapper Lecrae….