General News / November 1, 2019

RZA’s vegan banana wallets, spooky tracks & more – Weekly round-up 1/11/19

General News / November 1, 2019

RZA’s vegan banana wallets, spooky tracks & more – Weekly round-up 1/11/19

Vegan banana wallets, spooky tracks and a kissing protest.

The week of halloween was dominated by spooky music, gruesome events and an important protest in the quest for much needed hate crime legislation. For all this and more read our round-up of all the news this week.

Quick-fire questions: Verbz

Croydon rapper Verbz peaked people’s interest with his debut release ‘Lessons of Adolescence’ back in 2017. He’s taken his time to perfect his craft and he’s ready to grace the ears of the underground with his album ‘Pathways’ November 8.

Frequently utilising relatable content and a safe bet to drop gems, the spitter has developed a reputation as one of the most promising artists in the underground London rap scene.

Ahead of his next project we asked some quick-fire questions to get to know the Croydon wordsmith.

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Flay releases erratic visuals for ‘Bubble’ ahead of album

Flay is an eclectic, boundary pushing artist from Belfast. Whether he is designing his own clothes, shooting and editing visuals or producing his own music he is the definition of a restless artist. Now based in Manchester, England the creative has released a new video featuring a conceptual piece featuring a bee keeper. ‘JEMPHREY’ is a 3 person collaborative project made up of Flay, Paul Storrs and Josh Trainor.

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Flay - Bubble

Mango x MathMan release video for ‘Deep Blue’ ahead of ‘Casual Work’

Ahead of one of the most highly anticipated Irish projects of the year, ‘Casual Work’, Mango x Mathman have presented the first video for the lead single ‘Deep Blue’ that features Lisa Hannigan and The Crash Ensemble.

Directed by Emma Fraser and Aislinn Lawlor and shot and edited by Ger Walsh, the video provides an emotive vignette into the everyday movements in the cityscape of the capital. Described as “a love letter to Dublin”, it’s a deeply appreciative cut of the city that shaped the duo.

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RZA launches vegan wallets made from bananas

36 Chambers, a Cruelty-free lifestyle brand co-founded by none other than Wu Tang Clan’s RZA has released a collection of vegan wallets.

RZA and Mustafa Shaikh started 36 Chambers over 3 years ago and have already produced vegan wallets, however the new line of wallets utilise fibres from banana trees.

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Image via Getty/Phillip Faraone
Image via Getty/Phillip Faraone

Ultimate Irish hip hop quiz #6

The 6th instalment of the weekly Irish hip hop quiz took it up a notch with questions to challenge even the most knowledgeable Irish hip hop head.

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10 frightening hip hop tracks to soundtrack your Halloween

From a terrifying transatlantic collaboration to an aptly named Kanye classic, we curated 10 of the spookiest hip hop tracks to make your spine tingle.

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Meechy Darko Halloween tracks

Shift the hate away: Kissing protest on Dail’s doorstep

Hundreds are to make a big statement to the government on Wednesday 6 November in light of the marked increase in violent acts against the LGBTI+ community, exemplified by the horrific, homophobic attack on Danilo Matta. Next week there will be a kissing protest at the doorstep of the Dail in an effort to demand new hate crime legislation.

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Dublin’s essential events this weekend 31//1//2

Our weekend guide to the essential events in Dublin had a focus on Halloween this week however there’s still plenty of events on the rest of the weekend to keep things moving into November.

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Mathman by Nic Cargin District magazine

Earl Sweatshirt announces surprise new project ‘Feet Of Clay’ dropping tonight

Earl Sweatshirt formerly of Odd Future notoriety has garnered a cult like following over the years following the release of ‘Doris’ and more recently the experimental ‘Some Rap Songs’. Less than a year on from his last output he dropped a surprise project.

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Jelani Blackman drops ‘Average Joe’ EP

The new EP from Jelani Blackman a London rapper of Irish & Sierra Leone descent was named as Annie Mac’s hottest record in the world this week.

Having worked with acts from Burna Boy to Wolf Alice, Jelani Blackman is now forging a strong solo career. His first EP ‘1-4’ peaked the interest of many, demonstrating his ear for production and twisted, distorted cuts.

Releasing his latest EP through his own label ’18 Records’, the London rapper’s gritty, gravel-esque tone compliments poetic notions dealing with identity throughout the latest project. Not one to mince his words, ‘Average Joe’ sits nicely at 15 minutes detailing the reality of everyday life.

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Jelani Blackman

Heaters: Best new music this week 1/11/19

Our weekly round-up of the best new music was filled with absolute bangers this week.

An MC formerly of Odd Future notoriety dropped a surprise project, NiNE 8’s multilingual star released her final instalment of a trilogy and one of UK rap’s biggest stars spoke a track into existence.

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