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50 Issue 75 / 2015 Artist/Album of the month Jme - integrity> The BBK legend is smashing with his sophomore album ones to WAtch shAy lA rose South London singer-songwriter Shay La Rose returns with her brand new single 'Running On the back of her last single 'W.W.Y.D' and her preceding debut mixtape Coming Of A Rose, which has seen her championed by the likes of MTV UK, SBTV and Colourful Radio, Shay La Rose drops 'Running'. This is her most honest and personal offering yet - set over heavy synths and lush drum patterns, her vocal prowess and artistic credibility shines. Lyrically, Shay La Rose opens up about her hunger for music on this record, confessing to breaking out of a dark place. With persistent themes of fear, pain and loneliness, and a need for freedom and peace of mind running through the record, Shay La Rose's 'Running' point towards a deep and profound struggle for escape. Growing as an artist with every new piece of music, Shay La Rose is quickly exceeding the early promise shown on her 2013 cover-filled debut Coming Of A Rose, with her forthcoming debut EP promising to take a more in-depth look into the life of Shay La Rose - the woman, the artist, the Londoner. Working with Benjiflow, as well as Mikey SOS and Mr. Damention in the past few months, Shay La Rose's forthcoming debut EP is already shaping up to be a masterful body of work, delivering an excellent listening experience for fans and critics alike. If 'Running' is anything to go by, we cannot wait to hear what else she has up her sleeves. More @ Breathe (Prana/$pirit) Bishop Nehru Ebonics (Freestyle) Tony Yayo Boo (Interlude) Mac Miller Down On My Luck (Chuck Inglish Remix) Vic Mensa Planes (Remix) Jeremih feat. Chance The Rapper Coffee (Fucking) Miguel feat. Wale Know My Name Tho Ty Stackz Block Work (Freestyle) Jadakiss feat. Styles P Solace Earl Sweatshirt All Royce Rizzy feat. HBK Skipper Strike Back Onyx Richie's Story OG.ENIU$ neW releAses To celebrate the 21st anniversary of Illmatic, Nas will be performing his classic debut in full. The landmark album, which catapulted Nas into rap superstardom, consistently places near the top on "best album" lists, and sounds as fresh and exciting as it did in 1994. As Rolling Stone state, Illmatic is "a portrait of an artist as a hood, loner, tortured soul, juvenile delinquent, and fledgling social critic… [the album] still stands as one of rap's crowning achievements." Don't sleep on this chance to witness a hip hop legend performing a hip hop classic. nAs @ roundhouse The rap icon plays the Roundhouse on June 5th as part of a rare run of UK gigs HIPHOP/ RNB JME is the embodiment of an independent artist – he has no label, publisher, PR or manager, he has self-released and self- promoted Integrity>, he even buys the stamps and envelopes and posts copies out himself. His hard work and dedication shines through the aptly titled record. Packed full of sharp wordplay, solid beats and massive features, and with a jokes cover, Integrity> is a truly great grime album that's even making an impact in the charts. Finally the genre, and JME, is starting to get the recognition it deserves.

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