Nabeel Sroya-Vara

Director and founder of lifestyle blog 'The Cypher'. Survive the droughts, I wish you well.

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Throwback Thursday: Rihanna – Photographs


Rihanna - Photographs (feat. Will.I.Am) Lyrics Rihanna during her 'dark and emo' phase brought us some very good music, even though everyone was questioning her sanity and, well, religious beliefs. The album 'Rated R' (which was released in 2009,...


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Kendrick Lamar – The Art Of Peer Pressure


Kendrick-Lamar1 I haven't heard story telling like this since OutKast - Da Art of Storytellin'... Kendrick Lamar dazzles us with his story telling as he paints a vivid picture about his experiences of peer pressure...


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Curt@!n$ – 23 [EP]


curtains600x600 New York's very own Dope Boy 'CurT@!n$' has released his long awaited EP titled '23'. '23' I hear you ask? Well Michael Jordan wore jerseys with the numbers 23, 9, 12 and 45 - the project dropped on...


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Thelonious Martin – MCMXCII [Mixtape]


4104032061-1 'J.Dilla - Donuts'. The slightest whisper of the late great's album makes your spine shiver doesn't it? That same shiver came about whilst listening to Thelonious Martin's new mixtape. To celebrate...


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Yuna ft. Theophilus London – Live Your Life [Video]


yuna-1 Remember when we first introduced you to the beautiful Yuna back in February? The 25 year old Malaysian Muslim with a soft and flawless voice? Well if you do, she's back with visuals for 'Live Your...


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Sample Of The Week: Illuminati AMS – If You Let Me


artworks-000028464080-b2pi66-original (1) If you were raised in London, your musical DNA will be embedded with 'grime beats' which include bass ridden 808's and randomly placed claps & snares (example: Rebound X - Rhythm 'N' Gash and Lethal...


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Frank Ocean – Pyramids [Video Dir. Nabil]


Frank-Ocean-Pyramids What's better than waking up to a new Frank Ocean video directed by Nabil? Nothing. 'Pink Matter', gun shots in a bar, PS1 start up sound, 20 seconds of the first half of 'Pyramids', straight trappin'...


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Tay Devenny – Melody (prod. The Distance Ensemble)


Album art(Melody) Remember Tay Devenny, the 17 year old who released his debut mixtape 'Scriptures' exclusively via us? I'm sure you do. Well, the young dude (who turned 18 yesterday, Happy belated birthday!) has released...


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Azealia Banks – 1991 [Video]


azealia banks_jpg_630x362_q85 1991: The title of Azelia Banks new album, the tattoo in Roman numerals on her left shoulder, the year she was born and the title of her latest single. A strong nostalgic feeling of the 90's is...


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Fat Joe – Pride N Joy ft. Kanye West [Video]


Pride-Joy-550x550 Yes, I know I'm roughly 7 days late with the release of the official video but it's too good for me not to share. There's a certain nostalgic feeling to this, as if Terror Squad, Rocafella and Murder...


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G.O.O.D Music – ‘Cruel Summer’ Tracklisting?


cruel_alroq The most anticipated album of the year may possibly have a final tracklisting. Appearing on the websites of HMV Japan and Tower Records Japan is the G.O.O.D Music - 'Cruel Summer' tracklisting with...


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Kase Prince – Prince Of My Town [Video]


558164_10151796123410288_50734508_n London's very own Kase Prince has released the first single off his upcoming EP 'Prince Of My Town' which drops October 2012, as well as being confirmed as main support for the Kid British tour. Watch...


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The Sartorialist Dinner, Florence


334380085_640 Based in Florence, Italy, The Sartorialist holds another dinner party during the men's week at Pitti Uomo as he creates an elegant affair of a dinner party, attended by some of the most stylish men...


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Sample Of The Week: Dom Kennedy – Dream to Me


dom-kennedy-1 The title of the song says it all. Dom Kennedy free-styling off the top of his dome over one of the calmest Hip Hop instrumentals I have ever heard is definitely a 'Dream To Me'. If there's any song...


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Throwback Thursday: Slum Village – Climax


slum-village1 The first time I heard Slum Village was 3 years ago after receiving the song 'Climax' via the archaic form of instant message, MSN. Instantly grabbed by the opening two bars "You ain't gotta play...


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