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Giggs 'Landlord' Review

On August 4, 2008 the people’s champion, Giggs, offered the world his first album Walk in Da Park, a monumental moment not only in his career but also for the UK rap music scene. Giggs gave us one of the rawest, undiluted, purest UK rap, pure UK street music. Many culture critics would point to this to moment as the moment the door was kicked open, the moment UK rappers had a collective epiphany, realizing they don’t have to water down their music. Eight years, three albums and a lot of stripes later the young brazen, unapologetic Peckham rapper has ascended into a Titan. Much of his consistent and genuine output has made space for a lot of other young spitters, hence nicknames like The Originator, The Godfather and even The Landlord; let’s get into the music. 

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The Queen of Spades, Opera Holland Park, review

The young Welsh soprano Natalya Romaniw was a hit in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin at Garsington last month and this performance could be her last before she becomes an international star