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Category: Music


Directed By: Noel Clarke

Release Date: 29th August 2016



Kidulthood in 2006, Adulthood in 2008 and now Brotherhood 8 years later. I had to go watch it and I am so glad I did, the movie had me in stitches! I found that this movie was not as sinister as the first two, but it had its fair share of violence. Noel Clarke who produced and directed Brotherhood did well once again, the message he put out there was deep, especially in this day in age where young people are seduced by the street life of gang, drugs and violence, but there are always two sides of a story and as you get older priorities change. Unfortunately, Jay (Adam Deacon) wasn’t in this film, but Mooney (Femi Oyeniran) was and he cracked me up! The relationship with his wife had the whole cinema laughing out loud. I’m glad he decided to return, however, I did listen to a podcast a little while ago on Cut the Chat TV hearing that he would not be doing Brotherhood, and slewing Noel Clarke live, but anywhoo…

Sam (Noel Clarke) is back on the scene and as per someone is after him, what do you do when you’re trying to be a better man and your past keeps trying to drag you back to the dark? You call back up and you take them down to protect the people you love and of course this is exactly what Sam did. Curtis is back and revenge is oozing from his veins, he wants Sam to suffer the way he had, but he does not want the new reformed Sam, he wants that bad boy who killed his nephew all them years ago. Although this film made me laugh, there are some scenes that show sad truth of the streets, innocent people getting caught up in the commotion resulting in serious injury or death just to prove a point.

On a lighter note, it was nice to see familiar Grime artists that are up and coming in today’s society merging into the acting life, hellooo Stormzy! He didn’t have the biggest role, but he was definitely taking the route of being a role model to kids who think that the only path available is the streets, showing them it’s never too late to change direction. Additionally, there were cameo’s from Skrapz, Fetty and Nines. If you were a Kidualthood fan I would 100% recommend this film, you won’t be disappointed!

Click here to watch the Official Brotherhood Trailer!


(Little flashback to Kidulthood)



“Life is just a party and parties weren’t meant to last”

Prince Rogers Nelson, more commonly known by the mononym Prince, was born on June 7th 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota (Midwestern U.S state bordering Canada and Lake Superior). The exceptionally talented singer, was also a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and an actor; notoriously known as an innovator. Pioneer of Minneapolis sound, Prince integrated an extensive selection of styles including soul, funk, rock, R&B, psychedelia and pop.

In 1979 Prince released his second studio album “Prince” (anything underlined is a hyperlink and will direct you to listen to the song) by Warner Bros Records which went Platinum due to the legendary and highly successful singles “Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?” and “I Wanna Be Your Lover”. Princes’ album was written, arranged, composed, produced and performed solely by him and he would often write songs for other artists too under pseudonyms (false names). His success continued with the release of his records “Dirty Mind” (1980), “Controversy” (1981) and “1999” (1982). In 1984 he released my all-time favourite Prince song “Purple Rain”. Prince final album “HITnRUN Phase Two” (can be found on Tidal & iTunes) was released last year.

Personally, I will remember Prince for his diverse vocal range and his abundantly flamboyant presence on stage, he never failed to entertain. He was a symbol of love (literally, he changed his name to an unpronounceable love symbol in 1993). The emotions and connections his fans have formed with his music will forever keep his memory alive. Music plays a major role in our lives, another way to express ourselves and Princes never held back, his music is timeless.

 To the Pioneer of Music, you will be forever missed.

Rest in Peace Prince Rogers Nelson