Bugzy Malone

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The Resurrection: Bugzy Malone review – highs and lows that catch you off guard
After two brushes with death last year, the Manchester rapper has a lot to process on his starkly honest second album

Kitty Empire

22, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Rapper Bugzy Malone involved in serious motorbike accident
CCTV footage showed the Manchester rapper being hit by a car as he rode a quad bike through the streets of Bury

Laura Snapes

26, Mar, 2020 @12:23 PM

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'A funny accent draws bare attention': how regional rappers stormed the charts
London used to rule UK rap – but now the biggest hits are from outside the M25. Manchester’s Aitch, Coventry’s Jay1 and Leicester’s Trillary Banks explain why

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

15, Nov, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Lisa Stansfield and Bugzy Malone to perform in aid of Manchester homeless
Fans must make £10 donation to Andy Burnham charity to enter Raise the Roof gig ballot

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

10, Apr, 2019 @9:30 AM

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The best albums and tracks of 2018: how our writers voted
We’ve revealed our top albums and tracks of the year – now it’s time to discover the favourite albums and tracks of the Guardian’s music critics

Guardian music

21, Dec, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Bugzy Malone: B Inspired review – beautiful, articulate rages

Damien Morris

19, Aug, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Bugzy Malone: B Inspired review – life lessons from a northern grime lord
Inspiring lyrics and self-assured street philosophy compete with conservative elements on Malone’s first album

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

17, Aug, 2018 @8:30 AM

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Kendal Calling review – indie singalongs in a merry Cumbrian mudbath
Lowther Deer Park, Cumbria
In a part of the UK not best served for live music, the Libertines served up a double whammy and northern frontwomen showed the blokes on the main stage how it’s done

Dave Simpson

30, Jul, 2018 @12:42 PM

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Who We Be review – grime for the masses
Spotify brought eye-popping visuals to its playlist-turned-gig starring Mobo winners J Hus and Giggs, and US rap queen Cardi B

Kitty Empire

03, Dec, 2017 @9:00 AM

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'We could build something revolutionary': how tech set underground music free
YouTube, social media and even Bitcoin are allowing musicians to reject major labels and go it alone – but the industry is fighting back. Can artists use technology to stay truly independent?

Eamonn Forde

22, Nov, 2017 @9:50 AM

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‘Most stations wouldn’t play half our playlist’: 15 years of 1Xtra
When the BBC launched 1Xtra in 2002, it was in thrall to US hip-hop and R&B – but emboldened by grime, the station became woven into black Britain

Kieran Yates

18, Aug, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Grime MC Bugzy Malone: 'When you're from outside London, you'd better be special'
After an impoverished youth and a spell in jail, Bugzy Malone found an outlet in grime, giving Manchester a voice in a hitherto London-dominated scene. But, he says, the self-doubt is never far away

Jeffrey Boakye

27, Jul, 2017 @2:13 PM

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