Ajay Rose
Ajay

Writer of many things.

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Ajay  •  14 Nov, 2016
Mist is someone whose honesty and pain-ridden bars have seen him go from being a rapper from Birmingham to putting Birmingham on the map in a major way. A little over a year ago,...
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Ajay  •  8 Nov, 2016
Rappers with lyrics centred around crime or a criminal lifestyle are often met with resistance from the police. Constant attempts are made to slow down artists who occupy this space as if to say...
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Ajay  •  5 Jan, 2017
The top ten most viewed rap and grime artists from the UK together accumulated over 225 million YouTube views from their music videos in 2016. That’s a staggering rise from half a decade ago,...
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Ajay  •  6 Feb, 2017
“It’s a blessing to touch down in a place like London and get that real love” said Drake mid-way through the fifth date of his Boy Meets World tour at the O2 Arena, adding...
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Ajay  •  7 Nov, 2016
AJ Tracey is someone who can tear up a grime beat with the skills of your favourite rapper, to the point where he has solidified himself in the upper echelons of UK rap whilst...
morelife
Ajay  •  19 Mar, 2017
Rarely do music fans crave a playlist from their favourite artist, but in More Life, the typically astronomical expectations attached with any release from Drake are once again effortlessly surpassed. Comprised of 22 eclectic...
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Ajay  •  6 Feb, 2017
Drake teased the possibility of bringing his OVO Festival to London this summer during his ‘Boy Meets World’ tour. Taken back by the energy and engagement of the crowd, Drake said that if we...
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Ajay  •  1 Nov, 2016
In our forthcoming interview with the legendary Carns Hill, he spoke about how the Canadian underground rap scene mirrors that of the UK’s. One explanation for this is due to the UK’s underground ability...
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Ajay  •  13 Nov, 2016
Since Abra Cadabra dropped ‘Robbery (Remix)’ featuring Krept & Konan, it’s safe to say that wasn’t just any remix. That song would go on to rack up millions of views, win both the Rated...
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Ajay  •  15 Nov, 2016
Skrapz’ album, The End of the Beginning, which dropped around about a year ago in November 2015, was exactly that – a powerful statement full of raw, timeless gangster raps that showed Skrapz had...
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Ajay  •  3 Nov, 2016
When it comes to fan bases, tangible stats like album sales or Twitter followers matter somewhat, but what’s also key is how much an artist’s viewers buy into who they’re following. Whilst the person...
Drugs
Ajay  •  11 Nov, 2016
How did London become such a global portal for drugs? Why was Mexico’s switch from importer to entire supply chain relevant to the UK? What does the growth of internet-based drug sales really mean? Without...
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Ajay  •  3 Jun, 2017
When the tracklist for High Street Kid dropped back in May, it became apparent that MoStack’s tape would contain none of his older hits like ‘Liar Liar’, ‘Liar Liar Remix’, ‘Block Popping’ and ‘Let...
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Ajay  •  23 May, 2017
From charting albums to weighty mixtapes and EPs, 2017 has been a kind year for great new music. Stormzy’s #GSAP charted at number one and went gold, with J Hus and Nines also offering debut...
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Ajay  •  20 May, 2017
Cadet has announced that The Commitment 2 EP is on its way. In an interview with Plugsville, Cadet said the second instalment of The Commitment is due for release at some point this summer: “The EP is a...
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Ajay  •  13 May, 2017
Before its release, it was common knowledge that J Hus can produce hits for days with little left to prove outside of releasing an album, so his decision to release Common Sense was a logical one. ‘Friendly’ was one of...
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Ajay  •  12 May, 2017
2017 has seen a plentiful supply of memorable albums. From Stormzy’s #GSAP debuting at number one to Nines charting at number four with One Foot Out to J Hus releasing the highly-anticipated Common Sense,...
ninja
Ajay  •  4 May, 2017
Japan is suffering from a shortage of ninjas. An increase in tourism means the country can’t provide enough trained martial arts warriors to satisfy the demand, with over 24 million foreign tourists visiting in...
Giggs tour
Ajay  •  22 Apr, 2017
“What you saying, we finally brought it home boy. Trust me, man’s been waiting for this one” said Giggs shortly after bringing out Gunna D for ‘Clipped Him’, referring to the excessively long wait...
whtsluv
Ajay  •  14 Apr, 2017
Kayode Ewumi returns with a minimalistic short film called ‘What’s Luv?’, created by himself and Thea Gajic. ‘What’s Luv?’ explores different ways of storytelling, allowing the viewer to make their own interpretation as to what happened...
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Ajay  •  31 Mar, 2017
“Bugzy Malone has got the whole of Manny behind him. At the start, people from London weren’t really messing with him, but he had his whole city behind him, so it didn’t matter” says...
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Ajay  •  30 Mar, 2017
Sundown Festival have announced their line-up with Giggs, Wiley and Craig David among the headline acts. Aside from Hollowman headlining the opening party and Craig David performing last on Saturday night, there will also be...
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Ajay  •  28 Mar, 2017
In-between huge mosh pits and a slew of special guests, Mist shut down his show at KOKO on March 27 as part of his Sickmade Karla Tour. Nathan Hector hosted the show, whetting the...
giggs
Ajay  •  28 Mar, 2017
Giggs is arguably one of, if not, the very best rapper in the UK, and has had London hooked on his music for over a decade now, but it wasn’t until 2016 that Hollowman...