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So Solid Crew

So Solid Crew

12 articles


So Solid: The Crew's All Here

Report and Interview by Ben Thompson, ES, November 2000

WITH MEMBERSHIP currently standing at twenty plus, Battersea's upsurgent underground garage crew So Solid seem to be trying to overwhelm the opposition by sheer weight ...

They Do Know: So Solid Crew

Report and Interview by Ben Thompson, Daily Telegraph, October 2001

SIFTING THROUGH a pile of So Solid Crew fanmail might be a disturbing experience for anyone worried about the state of the nation's spelling, but ...

Ghetto Blasters: So Solid Crew

Profile and Interview by Andrew Smith, Observer Music Monthly, 25 November 2001

SHOTS RANG OUT and a man collapsed in a heap near the dance floor. Another lay slumped, bleeding profusely, in a doorway near the toilet. ...

Letter from London, January 2002

Overview by Phil Sutcliffe, Los Angeles Times, January 2002

WHILE, SINCE The Beatles, we British music fans have often affected insouciant confidence in the superiority of our taste over the rest of the world's ...

So Solid Crew: They Don't Know (Independiente/Relentless)****

Review by Simon Reynolds, Uncut, January 2002

Distinctive debut from UKG crew with colourful personal lives ...

MC Romeo: Alpha Romeo

Profile and Interview by Ben Thompson, Daily Telegraph, August 2002

IN THE TOP floor of the London bus that is taking me to interview fast-talking UK garage heartthrob MC Romeo, an effervescent group of black ...

So Solid Crew: Crew's Control

Profile by Pete Paphides, The Guardian, 5 October 2002

They raced from zero to inner-city heroes in one summer, then stalled in scandal. But don't write off So Solid – there's a serious business ...

The Streets: The British Can't Rap, Haven't You Heard?

Overview by Simon Reynolds, The New York Times, 20 October 2002

THE BRITISH have always had a flair for taking black American music, giving it a twist and then exporting it back, stylishly repackaged. Blues, R&B, ...

Why hip-hop must take its share of blame for spread of violence among teenagers

Comment by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 6 January 2003

DOES HIP-HOP glamorise gun culture? It depends who you ask. Guns have been part of the baggage of hip-hop since 1988, when Los Angeles's NWA ...

So Solid Crew: Urbane Warriors

Interview by Angus Batey, The Times, 19 September 2003

So Solid Crew are back to give us hip-hop with a social conscience, says Angus Batey  ...

London Calling

Report and Interview by Lloyd Bradley, MOJO, November 2004

Dizzee Rascal is the first artist to score two five-star MOJO reviews with successive albums. Yet Britain's freshest music star is only the most visible ...

So Solid Crew: 'What We're Doing Is Bigger Than Music'

Interview by Angus Batey, The Guardian, 14 January 2010

After a dramatic rise and a messy, destructive fall, So Solid are back. This time they intend to keep the tunes – and the money ...

see also MC Romeo

see also Lisa Maffia


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