Chance the Preacher

by Zain Dada “When the praises go up, the blessings come down, I promise you!” This wasn’t the voice of a preacher at a gospel church in Brixton but that of 6-time Grammy-nominated Chance The Rapper at Brixton Academy on a rainy Sunday evening in November. The performance was Chicago rapper Chance’s first major gig in London, supported… Read More

Immigrant hustle in the face of gentrification

by Zain Dada and Bushra Ferjani  Gentrification emboldens the individualised silos we exist in. It is the preemptive conversion of lifestyles which began collectively when we landed on this rainy Island from former colonies. We interact less in post-gentrification London, our markets, community centres, our homes destroyed by councils moonlighting as property developers. Our commutes… Read More