History of UK Hip-Hop: inspired by my purchase of Skitz’ fine Countryman album, a few UK Hip Hop links can be expected over the next day or two. Here’s a page which takes the story from 1986 to the early 90s and the rise of jungle, which the author confidently claims has absorbed and enhanced Britain’s Hip Hop aspirations. Makes for interesting reading through not taking the “it’s all rubbish” route – even Derek B gets a fair shake.

(Meanwhile in the world of US Hip Hop, yes Pete, that Missy Elliot track – “Get Your Freak On” is a winner. It’s all over the radio too so hopefully will chart nice and big.)