2&6 Talks: 10 Questions with Grim Sickers

2&6 Journalist: Chris Kelly Interview Conducted: 20/09/2020 In our first instalment of 10 questions, 2&6 Journalist Chris Kelly is joined by UK Grime legend Grim Sickers to talk about his latest track featuring Capo Lee - British BBQ. Grim has been at the forefront of UK underground music for well over a decade. Having received…

Tommy B – Talks No Dramas, Performing with Grime Royalty & Eskimo Dance Amsterdam.

2&6 Journalist: Chris Kelly Interview Conducted 14/08/2020 https://videopress.com/v/KLGk3Gj8?preloadContent=metadata Tommy B is taking over the UK Grime scene. We like to celebrate anytime anybody who wasn't present at the conception of Grime decides to carry the Grime torch and do it well, and Tommy is certainly one of only a few doing so today. No Dramas…

2&6 Talks with K.I.M.E: Manchester’s Grime Scene & Partnership with P1 CAPS

2&6 Journalist: Cubkxvu Editor: Chris Kelly Interview Conducted: 15/07/2020 https://videopress.com/v/N5ITb9D1?autoPlay=true&preloadContent=metadata When we take a second to sit back and observe the UK in its current musical form, it is difficult to describe the current time as anything other than thrilling. The last few years has seen the UK’s individual music scenes rise and grow, with…

2&6 Talks with: Willkay – The designer behind some of the UK’s most legendary mixtape covers

Interview conducted & written by: Lachlan Hayes / A.K.A Album Art Blog Edited By: Chris Kelly 15/07/2020 A few weeks back, I had the great pleasure of sitting down with East London creative, Willkay. When I asked how Willkay would describe his occupation, he simply said he is “An artist, a graphic designer and an…

GANG – HEADIE ONE & FRED AGAIN // MIXTAPE BREAK DOWN & REVIEW

In the past, Headie One has often been miss-classified by mainstream news outlets, exclusively being put into the ‘Drill’ musical category. His latest project, “GANG”, has finally distorted this preconception, bringing Headie’s more complex skills as a musician to the forefront. UK producer Fred Again cosigned the whole project, infusing his electronic, bass heavy rhythms…

THE ALBUM ART COVER SPOTLIGHT VOL.2

Aitch // Aitch20 // Since 93 // 2019 Earlier this week, 101Barz released a freestyle from Aitch, which was recorded at the beginning of the year whilst on tour in Amsterdam. Aitch was getting attention early on in his career, but he was propelled into the limelight after the release of his first album, Aitch20,…

Writing & Grinding: Remembering Black The Ripper

Last week, the UK music industry & global cannabis community lost a leader. The moniker Black the Ripper means many things to different people across the UK. To many, he is known as a pioneer of Grime, someone who supported & helped spark the genesis of early 2000's underground music. Albums like Motivation Music Vol.1…

An ode to Dave – Why his performance of ‘Black’ at the BRIT Awards was a much needed expression of political protest.

Written By: Charlotte Hingley - @charhingley Photos: BBC 12/03/2020 This year at the Brit Awards, Dave, also known as Santan Dave or David Omoregie was able to single-handedly summarized the thoughts, feelings and angst of thousands of U.K. citizens within a five minute time-frame. The 21 year old's iconic song featured lines such as ‘black…

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The Legacy of Kano’s Made in the Manor

THE LEGACY OF KANO'S MADE IN THE MANOR Bristol Academy Show 01/02/2020 Written by Will Nehra Photos: 2&6 Collective Archives It’s been four years since Made in the Manor was bestowed upon us by the one we know as "The Great Kano". The prolific rapper has been at the forefront of the Grime and UK…

The Return of Protest Music. Ft. Lowkey & Noam Chomsky. 

Article Soundtrack: Soundtrack to the Struggle 2 - Lowkey 2019 -Labour Party Rally , London 2017 - 2&6 Collective-  Trust in traditional media outlets is at an all time low. In a poll carried out by the independent research body Statistia, “40% of all Europeans have ‘little to no’ trust in traditional media forums”. All…