Ajay Rose
Ajay

Writer of many things.

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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  •  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  •  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...
Drake OVO Festival London
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  •  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...
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  •  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...
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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  •  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...
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  •  23 Mar, 2017
Rough sleepers and beggars are to be fined at least £100 by councils due to questionable banning orders. A Freedom of Information request by Metro revealed that more than a dozen councils in London have used...
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...
Stormzy Gang Signs and Prayer
Ajay  •  25 Feb, 2017
‘These people all say the same thing, we don’t even really know what grime is, but we know who Stormzy is’ says the incarcerated Crazy Titch in his interlude on Gang Signs & Prayer...
Devlin The Devil In
Ajay  •  12 Feb, 2017
The realness and unfiltered honesty found throughout his third studio album, The Devil In, deftly reminds of Devlin’s ability to rule superior with crazy wordplay, dark concepts and an ability to never waste a...
Nines One Foot Out
Ajay  •  10 Feb, 2017
With four classic mixtapes under his belt, viral visuals galore and hits for days, Nines had already accomplished more than most before One Foot Out was (finally) released. From Church Road to Hollywood through...
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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  •  6 Feb, 2017
More Life, Drake’s forthcoming project he calls a playlist, isn’t finished but is on its way soon. Performing the fifth of eight London shows as part of his ‘Boy Meets World’ tour, Drizzy ended proceedings with...
Drake OVO Festival London
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...
Carns Hill Family First
Ajay  •  30 Jan, 2017
The man that provides many of your favourite trap rappers and drill music artists in the UK with consistently fire beats has once again delivered the goods with ‘Family First’. The weighty 23-track mixtape from...
Ajay  •  30 Jan, 2017
DC has dropped his Mad About Bars, who Kenny Allstar calls one of his ‘ones to watch’ in 2017.
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Ajay  •  27 Jan, 2017
If you look across the pond at albums bringing together multiple artists in one space, like an MMG or Young Money collaboration, the composition of those projects often consists of a few bangers and...
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Ajay  •  26 Jan, 2017
Breaking into the field of law is difficult enough without having a 2:2 in your law degree as a young black man from Hackney. The legal profession is hyper-competitive and to many employers, the...