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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

5 Reasons You Need DJ Neptizzle’s #UAB15

For the past five years, London’s DJ Neptizzle has been cooking up a treat with his popular “Ultimate Afrobeats” (UAB) Mixes. But we hear you ask, how exactly does a British-Vietnamese guy become an Afrobeats DJ? Well, back in the Noughties, DJ Neptizzle found himself playing at a friend’s graduation party where he was asked to throw on some African jams. While he was more than happy to shuffle through the… Read More