When Nas announced some years ago that ‘hip-hop was dead’, it was an OG (older generation) of heads who resolutely roared in agreement. But while the music we grew up listening to may not resemble anything in the charts nowadays or tickle the mainstream Powers that Be, at least it still exists in some format or other – and the end of the month sees the launch of a new weekly lounge in the West End that’ll make sure that the golden days, though gone, are never forgotten. Billed as strictly for the Older Generation (you’re not old enough if you can’t remember dookie chains, Cross Colours & Travel Fox!), the OG Lounge will see an impressive line-up of resident DJs on rotation including Charlie Dark (Blacktronica), Rags and Khalil (Livin’ Proof), CJ Beat (1Xtra) and the man behind this brilliant idea Spin Doctor, of The Doctor’s Orders. There will also be some R&B and soul in the mix and with a venue capacity of just over 100 (Bittersweet, Kingly Court), this is guaranteed to have those house party vibes that’ll make it quite the night. The launch party is 28 February, so pop it in the diary people – we reckon it’s gonna be live!
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