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Author: Jay Will Be

80% #OutOf100 – Nick Hook’s Debut Album, Relationships

Nick Hook’s first full length debut is a 16 track fusion of 80s synth sounds and bassy hip hop tracks together with a nice array of guest features that doesn’t disappoint. Ironically entitled Relationships, it features a host of collaborations and guest appearances throughout, notably the late DJ Rashad who worked with Nick before his untimely death in 2014 and features on the opening and final track of the album. UK Grime MC Novelist also makes an appearance along with Deftones’ Chino Moreno amongst many others. The album’s style is an eclectic mix of electronic, hip hop dance beats, which...

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Akala Performs Epic Adaptation of New Graphic Novel ‘Visions’ at London Comic Con

Every now and then, a progressive artist comes around, to push the boundaries of the art form further; raising the bar. BAFTA and MOBO Award-winning hip-hop artist Akala, who debuted at this year’s MCM Comic Con Expo, to perform his graphic novel, Visions live, certainly seems to fit that profile.

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86% #OutOf100 – Chasing Asylum

With the migration crisis in full flow around the world; forcing major countries to make big decisions based on their border control, Academy Award-winning director Eva Orner’s, Chasing Asylum is a perfectly timed documentary. Hard hitting and no nonsense, it aims a lot of ammunition towards the Australian government, detailing how they continue to turn away thousands of migrants, by neutralising their efforts to reach Australian shores. This is done by essentially capturing their boats and detaining the refugees, in remote detention centers (Regional Processing Centre) on islands in Indonesia, specifically located in Manus and Nauru. It’s here where the...

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90% #OutOf100 – #LFF2016 Review of Heart Wrenching True Story, Lion

LION, Directed by Emmy Award nominated Garth Davis, is a tear jerking true story based on the memoir by Sarah Brierley A Long Way Home. It harrowingly accounts the story of an Indian child named Saroo, charmingly played by Sunny Pawar who, whilst looking for food with his older brother, Guddu, is accidentally separated from him. After falling asleep on an empty train Saroo wakes to find himself on an endless train ride. After two days, the train finally stops in Kolkata, miles away from his home. Lost in a world he doesn’t know and faced with all manner...

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