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My Interview with rapper Common for The Guardian

I was recently able to spend some time with the rapper Common, talking about life, his evolution as a man and as an artist and his new music. The result is this feature article for The Guardian. Enjoy! Common: ‘I wanted to be the dopest. Then I found a higher purpose’ Lola Adesioye   He […]

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Music

Lola’s Soundtrack: My top 10 albums of 2018

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Art Creativity Music Singers Songwriting

In conversation with singer/songwriter extraordinaire, Arrow Benjmain (writer of Beyonce’s Freedom)

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Art Classical Music Culture Jazz Music Women

My BBC3 Classical Fix playlist, created by Clemency Burton-Hill

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Culture Music USA Women

In Conversation with writer Joan Morgan at Dumbo House – “She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”

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Art Culture Music Women

Interviewing writer Joan Morgan, author of She Begat This: 20 Years of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

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Classical Music diversity Harlem identity inclusion Jazz Music Women

My Guest appearance on BBC3’s Classical Fix

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Jazz Music New York

Robert Glasper at the Blue Note

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Civil Rights Culture Music US Politics Women

Farewell Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul

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African Americans Civil Rights Music US Politics Women

Thank you, Ms Franklin

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African Americans Civil Rights Music US Politics Women

RIP Aretha Franklin, Soul Legend

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Art Harlem Music New York Street Art Uncategorized

Dizzie Gillespie Street Art, Harlem

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African Americans Art Music slavery Social Media Society US Politics USA

“This is America” – Childish Gambino’s Masterful Visual Thinkpiece

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African Americans America Culture Music Women

Beychella and Beyonce’s Homage to Black Culture

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America Music R&B Uncategorized

How Jay Sean & Taio Cruz Took the US by storm

Jay Sean and Taio Cruz have achieved something very few British acts have managed – selling R&B and urban pop back to the US. They tell Lola Adesioye how they did it  ‘You have to keep the dream alive’ … Jay Sean performing in Los Angeles. Photograph: Angela Weiss/Getty Images Every few years, the US […]