Today marks the one year anniversary of the accidental death of emo trap rapper Lil Peep. Peep died at the age of 21 from a fentanyl and Xanax overdose. The first of this month would have been his 22nd birthday, on Friday his first posthumous album Come Over When You're Sober Pt. 2 was released and today marks the anniversary of his passing. His death left him a martyr and a role model for so many teenagers going through suicidal thoughts and depression. Peep was an artist that managed to infuse the emo rock of the 2000s into the trap rap of last few years. On this weeks episode of the Voice of London podcast, I talk with an ambient artist from Oxford, Slooshy Me O Brother. His new record is releasing on 1st December entitled "wave_(s)" and can be streamed on SoundCloud or Bandcamp.
A project which aims to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars, the next giant leap for mankind. When President Richard Nixon told the world that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had landed on the moon, 49 years ago on 20th July 1969, that moment gave humanity hope that anything is possible. Establishing a human colony on the red planet used to be a far-fetched dream. Well, not anymore. Soon, our species will be heading to the deserted planet and will call it their home. Thanks to legends like Elon Musk, and Mars One organisation who have plans to launch humankind into the universe and seed a permanent community. Why should we do this? Firstly, there are many ways our Earth could end suddenly, for example, if a nuclear war breaks out, not only would a large number
The shortlist has been announced, the venue is booked and we are only a few days away until the winner will be revealed. Bridget Lawless, founder of the Staunch Book Prize, sat down with the Voice of London and gave a 360 overview on the latest award that rejects violence against women. Here you will not read about any woman beaten up, murdered nor abused. Listen to the interview to know how Bridget Lawless planned to challenge authors in 2018. Out of frustration with the numerous books, films and TV programs awarded for their spine-chilling plots feasting on the serious issue of violence against women, the screenwriter and author Bridget Lawless designed the Staunch Book Prize. She wanted to keep the conversation going in the spirit of the #Metoo movement, first sta...
A leading minority rights campaigner at the publisher of Cosmopolitan and Elle believes inclusivity in media is about conversation. Dionne Maxwell, who works at Hearst Publications UK told Voice of London exclusively about how she set up the BAME or Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups network at the media giant. https://twitter.com/DMpire/status/1056481712069324800 She says the network is about education and not pressuring people to increase diversity, but getting them to understand the benefits. As UK celebrated Black History last month - Maxwell, pointed out that a better understanding of Black history is required as "reading African stories or making badges in the library do not constitute as celebrations". See Also : Africa on the square Maxwell who grew up in Tottenham