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…

Review: Triple O album launch @ Camden Assembly

When he arrived on stage for his album launch event, Triple O warned us that he was going to take it easy at the start. He wanted to save his energy for the entire set. That disclaimer didn’t last long though. As much as Triple O said he was saving himself during the early tracks…

When a rapper isn’t just a rapper

One of the reasons we love hip hop is the way rappers can tell revealing stories. It’s an art form that allows you to be transparent and very real. But what happens when even hip hop music isn’t freeform enough to get your message across? Well if the last year is anything to go by,…