Dave wins the Hyundai Mercury Music Prize 2019 for debut album Psychodrama

The most coveted prize in British and Irish music was awarded to South London rapper Dave. The 21-year old rapper – whose full name is David Orobosa Omoregie – won the 2019 Hyundai Mercury prize for his debut album, Psychodrama. Announcing the winner, judge Annie Mac said the album “showed remarkable levels of musicianship, true…

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6 Places + Events in London to visit this July

After months of inconsistent weather, it’s safe to say that summer has officially started this July.  Better late than never.  Brits + Pieces have found a great selection of events running this month in London to help you make the most of this tropical weather before it goes back to being British again. Somerset House…

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Who Said You Can’t Have a Lit Motive This Autumn?

Summer has officially come to an end after a longevity of heatwaves, frozen bottles of water and melted foundation.  It’s finally time to welcome back our English weather with a smile of chattering teeth and wave goodbye to your autumn/winter blues before they even begin.  Life is way too short to be locked up at…

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2 Tone: The quirky love child of Ska, Reggae & Punk Rock

Two-Tone: adj. Coloured in two colours or two shades of one colour. OR noun. a genre of British music that fuses traditional ska with musical elements of punk rock. OR Noun. 2 Tone Records was an English record label that mostly released ska- and reggae-influenced music with a punk rock and pop music overtone. THE…

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Notting Hill 2018: 10 Tips for a Fun, Stress-free & Memorable Carnival Experience

Dearly beloved, On Sunday 26th and Monday 27th August 2018, the Black British masses will flock, yet again, to the streets of West London where they will drink, party and most importantly… whine their waists. In other words: CARNIVAL IS APPROACHING!!! *Blows whistle* Notting Hill Carnival is something I look forward to every year, as…

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Festivaling While Black

I’m okay when I realise despite the extremely black headline, I am one of about 0.0002 black people and 0.0008 people of colour in total out of forty thousand people at Longitude festival in Ireland. I’m okay when a drug-fuelled reveller headbutts me by accident and splits my lip. I reapply my Fenty lip-gloss and…

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Festivals not to be missed this Summer!

Summertime is upon us, which can only mean one thing… IT’S FESTIVAL SEASON! We all know that Summer in the UK can be… winter? But that’s no reason to not pretend that the sun is shining, get those fringed skirts and floral shirts out (with at least 3 buttons undone of course boys 😉) and…

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Stormzy Launches Publishing Imprint with Penguin Random House, #Merky Books

There’s no guessing where Stormzy will take his #Merky empire next. With a record label, clothing merchandise, and music festival under his belt, he has just announced a partnership with Penguin Random House. Stormzy is setting up a new publishing imprint called #Merky books that’ll focus on new works by young writers. Earlier this year…

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Read how these Black British musicians create nostalgia with their selection of samples

Music is a powerful thing. Ever listen to a song for the first time, get all the feels and not know why? Next thing you know you’re screaming “omg this is a vibeee” and your friends are looking at you thinking, “I mean, it’s ok…” You’ve likely been samploozled. You’d be surprised how many of…

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