We passed the middle of the dance floor where girls were ‘butterflying’, a dancehall move where you rotate your knees together in opposite directions, but these girls were doing it on their backs. I hadn’t seen this dance live before, only in music videos on TV.
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As the protagonist in Once Bad Intentions, Stephanie Johnson’s story is one that transcends the darker realms of society. Wilfully embracing anger and resentment. Her developmental journey welcoming change and ending with love and redemption, makes for valuable life lessons. Lessons that I think are worth sharing…
‘Beef’ was a term that was popularised through hip-hop. It denoted a fracas, something far greater than a verbal dispute. In the nineties, when rappers mentioned they were in beef with another rapper…you knew what time it was. They weren’t going to have a dance-off or DJ spin-off like they did in the eighties – things had evolved since then.
Herne Hill Books is located just by Herne Hill station housing an arrange of books suited to a variety of age groups. The frequent destination to local book lovers, this small independent bookstore is now stocking Once Bad Intentions…
Writing a coming of age story about growing up within South London’s darker segments of society, love and romance can be difficult to unearth in its purest, simplest and most innocent form. But it does exist. So for me it was important to bring these gritty characters at their prime of puberty undergoing the hormonal changes that make the most prudish of us fantasize, to life.
Blacker Dread has been well renowned in the UK reggae scene from as far back as I can remember. His music store in Brixton’s Coldharbour Lane is one of the UK’s key distribution outlets for reggae music on vinyl, tapes and CD’s.
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