Prancehall

The Homo Neanderthalensis Issue

Do It!

UK urban music is in the best state it's been in for a decade. Ten-year-old girls are throwing their Bratz dolls out the window and breakdancing in their wheelie shoes when a bassline tune comes on daytime radio.
Prancehall
3.1.08
The Homo Neanderthalensis Issue

Locked Off

People still try to make out that grime is based in three highrise blocks in Bow, when in reality other parts of London, particularly north, are home to a lot of the more productive MCs such as Chipmunk, Skepta, JME, Scorcher etc.
Prancehall
3.1.08
The 4-ACO-DMT Issue

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I was in the Russian Bar on Kingsland Road ONE recent chilly January night for some after hours drinking. As the mist gathered down outside, I became acquainted with a young Polish girl who told me tales of a new type of music called crunkczar coming...
Prancehall
2.1.08
The What We Do is Secret Issue

Gully-sidal Tendencies

Mavado is the best thing to have happened to dancehall in years. He has the premier new catchphrases ("Anywaaaaayeeeeeee" and "Gangster for liiiife"), if you look into his eyes you'd swear it was the devil looking back at you.
Prancehall
1.1.08
The Harvester of Sorrow Issue

Leeds Garage

If you’re a teenager living in a council estate anywhere north of Grimsby, you won’t be spending your weekends at home practicing WCW wrestling moves on your terrified cat, smoking weed, and listening to Ghetto’s new mixtape. No, instead the chances...
Prancehall
11.1.07
The Harvester of Sorrow Issue

Do It!

I was going through some CDs t’other day and I found a grime compilation that my friend Matthew made for me at the end of 2003. What a great time for music it truly was. The best of times, the worst of times. Oh sorry, we’re talking about grime here...
Prancehall
11.1.07
The Boyfriends & Girlfriends Issue

On The Trail Of Fishscale

It's pretty gay (and very, very lazy) when people write an intro to a piece that is basically the highlights of the interview rewritten in a few lines. Therefore, I totally refuse to mention anything I talked about when I interviewed Philadelphia's...
Prancehall
6.1.07
Music

Fifteen Nuts In Two Days

Getting off the DLR in the concrete carbuncle that is the Isle of Dogs, it hits you how dull and uninspiring the poorer parts of east London really are. It’s surprising that people can even motivate themselves to stumble out of bed in the mornings. You...
Prancehall
5.1.07
Vice Blog

Do It!

We're just back from Jamaica where VBS filmed a massive dancehall documentary. We spoke to literally everyone. On the first day we met Sizzla in his fortified compound called Judgement Yard, where he lives with about forty guys that just spend all day...
Prancehall
5.1.07
The Kids Issue

Shiny Grills

Rappers are just big kids, right? They dress in those enormous, oversized T-shirts and baggy trousers like little children wearing their dad's clothes. They also love shiny things.
Prancehall
9.1.06
Stuff

I Don’t Wanna Grow Up

It's weird how much you will come to appreciate school the very second you start uni.
Prancehall
1.1.00