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Why do I publish?

Latest Publications

I am the creator, curator and editor of Black Music in Britain in the 21st Century.

Free downloads

My top ranking international journal article on music analysis (MDA) for the social sciences and cultural studies fields is available for free download here.

My newest journal article outlining my theory of Black music and spirituality in live performance/clubbing spaces (AmunRave Theory) available for free download here.

My PhD on Grime #HBTG? is here.

Other publications

Black Studies is a hugely important, and yet undervalued, academic field of enquiry that is marked by its disciplinary absence and omission from academic curricula in Britain. There is a long and rich history of research on Blackness and Black populations in Britain. However Blackness in Britain has too often been framed through the lens of racialised deficits, constructed as both marginal and pathological.

The Corbyn Effect is the first serious attempt to understand this exciting new phenomenon in British politics. In specially-commissioned essays, writers, academics and activists from across political generations explore the meaning, limitations and potential of Corbynism. How has Corbyn changed the Labour Party? Is his support inside and outside the party likely to last?  What can we expect a Corbyn government to achieve?

By now, everyone interested in contemporary Hip Hop culture and Rap music has seen the "dress" that Young Thug wears on the cover of his new self-titled album Jeffery.
 To see a man in a dress, especially in rap and hip-hop culture is a rare sight. As a genre of music, rap and hip-hop culture leave little room for eccentric or quirky expression. It also leaves little room for sexual ambiguity.

It became clear on June 9 that Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to call a snap election was ill judged. This election has highlighted the disregard for the “many” that government should serve, and after an election in which the youth turnout was around 72% of those aged 18-24, the impact of the youth in Labour’s surge of popularity is obvious.Of particular note is the role of a series of influential grime

Other papers

Grime PhD title and contents page

Race & Beauty


Has Black music ‘souled’ out?

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