Burna Boy turns a corner on ‘Redemption’ EP

‘Redemption’ EP by Nigerian dancehall artist, Burna Boy hit the internet last month ahead of his London homecoming concert. A timely follow up to ‘On a Spaceship’, his 2015 sophomore album, ‘Redemption’ sees Burna Boy open up his innermost thoughts. Produced entirely by former Aristokrat Records label-mate, LeriQ, this is a 90s inspired body of work.  The 7 track EP is heavy on the afro-dancehall and reggae, but also features trap influences in… Read More

Solange’s ‘A Seat at the Table’ is a keeper

Solange’s ‘A Seat at the Table’ comes eight years after her last major album, ‘Sol-Angel and The Hadley St Dream’. This 21 track project is a mix of neo-soul, funk and R&B and features both songs and personal accounts in the form of interludes such as “Don’t Touch My Hair”, “Cranes in the Sky” and “For Us By Us”. Solange has expressed that “#Aseatatthetable is meant to provoke healing & journey of self empowerment.” The album features… Read More

Verbal Vixen Music Review Ratings Explained

Music review ratings are often controversial and misunderstood, so I thought I’d make it clear and easy to understand which releases are worth listening to, and which are just a waste of phone storage and time. On VerbalVixen.com, I score every album, single or EP out of 10 – one being the lowest and ten being the highest. Take a look at the breakdown of what all the music review scores mean. Music Review Ratings… Read More

Olamide’s YBNL UK Concert: why all the fuss?

This past Sunday 9 October saw Nigerian rapper Olamide takeover the Eventim Apollo, London for what’s said to have been a recording-breaking headline show. Instead, it turned out to be the most memorable afrobeats afropop concert of the year, for all the wrong reasons. Excited fans descended on the iconic west London venue to see the “Durosoke” rapper alongside his YBNL generals Lil Kesh, Viktoh and Adekunle Gold. The evening’s… Read More

Bugzy Malone Reveals ‘Facing Time’ Tour Dates

Manchester MC, Bugzy Malone has announced an 8-date tour for his latest project ‘Facing Time’. Bugzy has seen a boost in his profile over the past year – his EP of the same name recently landed the number one spot on iTunes and his ongoing lyrical beef with Chip has helped to fuel a rejuvenation in grime. Bugzy will hit up cities across the UK, including London, Leeds and of course, his… Read More

Kenkodie adds some UK flavour to ‘Cut It’

East London rapper/producer, Kenkodie puts his spin on the hugely popular ‘Cut It’ beat originally by O.T Genasis and Young Dolph. I’m not usually a fan of covers just because they’re usually a cheap imitation, but Kenkodie’s ‘Cut It’ remix is actually really good. The self-proclaimed Dope Boy shows off his versatility and delivers a cool, calm and confident track, that could easily be a single (if it wasn’t a… Read More