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MY NEW BOOK + SOME OF MY FAVE MUSIC OF 2015 SO FAR

Not to blow my own cock or anything but I have a book out . It's called 'The Periodic Table Of Hip Hop' and has been bought out by Penguin/Ebury books. It is available at all the usual places and it looks and feels beautiful. Writing it is in the main reason I haven't been able to update my blog in a while. Teaching meant I had to write it in two weeks and though inevitably, when you send off a book as a pdf or wordfile you worry like hell about whether it's actually any good, holding it in my hand and reading it . . . . I'm proud of it. Things I'd change of course but, yeah, very happy. 

Kirsty Allison at DJ Magazine did an interview with me about it. The piece is in DJ Mag issue 550 along with my regular hip hop column - here's an unexpurgated transcript. 


KA: Could you explain the periodic table of hip-hop...how? NK: It’s my view of who is important in hip hop history, arranged with each artist forming one element in a traditional periodic table. Eleme…