Mr. Williamz

Cockney & Yardie: Heatwave’s UK Update, April 2011

Words by Gabriel Heatwave It's been a bumper few weeks for UK dancehall. In last month's update, I mentioned that there are many reasons to be optimistic about the current state of the music over here. H...
Smiley Culture 01

Cockney & Yardie: Heatwave’s UK Update, March 2011

Words by Gabriel Heatwave First up this month is the tragic news that Smiley Culture, UK dancehall icon and a key inspiration for this column, has died, aged 48. In fact, we're dedicating the whole of th...
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Cockney & Yardie: Heatwave 2010 UK Bashment Update

Words by Gabriel Heatwave with additional reporting by Dan Bean After Notting Hill Carnival post-game breakdown and a successful NYC jaunt, our UK lime experts from the Heatwave crew have graciously agreed...