Monday, 25 January 2010

Telegram for me sir?

Strongly recommend Strong Arm Steady's In Search Of Stoney Jackson.

Dope, dope beats from Madlib and some magnificent narratives from the Californian MCs and a whole bunch of underground cats. So very, very good.

Sunday, 24 January 2010


Evidence relating to the death of Government weapons inspector David Kelly is to be kept secret for 70 years, it has been reported.

A highly unusual ruling by Lord Hutton, who chaired the inquiry into Dr Kelly's death, means medical records including the post-mortem report will remain classified until after all those with a direct interest in the case are dead, the Mail on Sunday reported.

And a 30-year secrecy order has been placed on written records provided to Lord Hutton's inquiry which were not produced in evidence.

This stinks. The 'why' is obvious. This comes just in time for Blair's trial on Friday regarding war crimes and the 'legality' of invading Iraq. I'm trying not to be cynical because I really hope Blair is held accountable, but in a country where scum like Hutton can pass rulings like this, I have little hope.

RIP Apache

I had this song on a mixtape when I was 13. Knew every word but never knew who it was until now.

Apache - Gangsta Bitch

Mr. L0c0 | MySpace Video


Saturday, 23 January 2010

Guilty guilty pleasures

Oh Nicki. I'd be willing to give your in-progress MCing skills a fledgling chance if you weren't so outspokenly out for the paper.

Her nasal delivery, big blinking eyes and on-stage Tina Turner strut definitely do it for me, and the lesbian rumours, Amber Rose appreciation and half-alluded to dykeness in both interviews and lyrics have me crushing like a mofo.

Logistically, the recent Cassie/Nicki hook up should have been reasonably tasty, but fell equal parts yuk and meh.

Apparently, Nicki "only stops for pedestrians, or real bad lesbians". I would hope this includes real bad bisexuals too because Kanye's girl Amber Rose has been quoted as a paid member of the Minaj Fan Club. Niiiice.

Promisingly, Nicki's joint on the upcoming Ludacris album is rumoured to be pure fiyah. Now that's what I want to hear.

Friday, 22 January 2010


Today, 37 years since the landmark Roe VS Wade case in the US and 43 years since the UK’s 1967 Abortion Act, I am aware of my right to natal choice.

I am aware of all the women in other countries who have had that choice denied to them by their ruling government and leaders.

In some parts of our world, women and young girls are being forced to carry children to term against their will. Girls who have been raped, who are the victims of incest, who suffer from severe mental health problems, who are disabled, girls who face the possibility of pregnancy-induced death – girls and women who have been deprived of essential rights over their own body, their health and their future.

Today I am blogging for choice.

Thursday, 21 January 2010


This is messing up my head in the nicest way possible. I'm normally against mash ups as a rule (I'm an OCD purist like that) but this is suprisingly rad. Maybe its the Shiraz.

Friday, 15 January 2010

On Yr Radioooooh.

Yup, our femalecentric music magazine got invited onto the UK's only femalecentric radio show, and it was beautiful. For those who missed Wears The Trousers fam making their radio debut, go warm your ears to this:

We dropped some dope sounds, including my personal fave joints from Dessa, Emika, Trash Kit and La La Vasquez. Niiiiiice.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

"You can go, but be back soon..."

According to UK All Day ( the mighty, mighty Fallacy has dropped what is to be his last ever release, a 5 track EP entitled 'Death - The Final Chapter', which can be purchased at

Sad times indeed, but it's hard to mourn a talent who embodies UK hip hop at it's most distinctive. Here's to the man with the John Wayne swagger.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

HERstory, sung.

I'm eternally thankful to figures such as Elaine Morgan and Margaret Murray for showing the world how men have consistently unwritten women and their global contributions. It still happens, on a mass scale, in literature, science, art, and music.

An alternative Best Albums Of The Decade list - courtesy of - for anyone who was disappointed, yet again, at the lack of estrogen in the man-glorification purgings of mainstream music publications. Because we're sick of HIStory and the people who write it.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

"My family dreamed of me"

Wicked crucial documentary from one of my favourite MCs. I interviewed Invincible/Ilana last year in March; Shapeshifters was the one. Hoping to hear more from her in 2010:

THE REVIVAL from EMERGENCE Media on Vimeo.