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THE OSCARS BOYCOTT – POINTLESS OR PRINCIPLED?

On February 26th, the 88th Academy Awards will be taking place in America. These awards have been widely speculated as being the worst year for diversity since 1998! For the second...

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ARE RELATIONSHIPS – EASIER FOR MEN OR WOMEN TO ENTER?

  In this battle of the sexes, ShakaRa and I discussed relationships and whether or not it is easier for men to find a woman or vice versa! Do men find...

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Words & Riddims Biggest Hits of 2016…

For the last few years, Words & Riddims has been an advocate for reggae dancehall music and culture. In 2015 alone, the blog collated a comprehensive list of tunes from...

Words & Riddims Talk Show on Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle was vilified over his flirtatious behaviour – was this fair or unjust?

      Welcome to the very first Words & Riddims post and radio show of 2016. In the first part of our first show of the year we discuss...

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Jaden Smith likes wearing women’s skirts – creative or cross-dressing?

Welcome to the very first Words & Riddims post and radio show of 2016. In the second part of our first show of the year, we discuss Jaden Smith (son of Will Smith...

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A musical tribute for J-Capri

RIP J-Capri Following a horrific motor vehicle accident that took place on 23rd November involving J-Capri, the dancehall fraternity and fans worldwide were left in a state of shock with...

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Citizen Journalism Vs Culture Exploitation

  Are the advances in technology and content sharing uniting or dividing us? I love knowledge sharing and think that it is important that everyone has a voice. However, the...

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Dispelling the myths of Africa – Voyage to Motherland

Finding Africa – Finding self! In the second half of the Words & Riddims show we were joined by special guests Nathaniel Nye and  Stella Bell-Gam who are instrumental in the Voyage...

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‪#‎PrayForParis‬ – was it Pure HYPE or Real SOLIDARITY?

In the first part of this Words & Riddims show we discuss social media’s reactions to the Paris Attacks which took place on Friday 13th November 2015. During these attacks,...

Words & Riddims show November 12th 2015

Youth murder brutality and rape – why is this happening and does social media promote it?

1. Two more youths have been killed in the space of a few days in London. During this show we asked whether our community is in denial about the reality of...

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Lenny Henry’s MOBO Speech | Black Music vs Mainstream | Immigrants with Accents

For this Words & Riddims show, Natural Mystic stepped in for his brother ShakaRa for a fully loaded show: 1. Following Lenny Henry’s MOBO speech we examined the Black music...

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Words & Riddims Top 20 Reggae, Dancehall & Soca Songs 2015

Words & Riddims review, response and reactions to 2015’s biggest tunes.   As a big fan of dancehall reggae music, it goes without saying that a top 20 song list...