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Check below for our February playlist and more details regarding our official Spotify playlist.  SPOTIFY: 1FIGURESMUSIC  

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Welcome to our official monthly playlist, every month we will be sharing our top selected songs with all our 1FIGURES family.  Check below for our January playlist and more details regarding our official Spotify playlist.  SPOTIFY: 1FIGURESMUSIC

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2019, DIGGA D, FASHION, HEADIE ONE, LOZ SMITH, MEDIA, MUSIC, NSG, RUSS, UK MUSIC, YXNG BANE -

2018 was pivotal in transcending the music scene to heights never seen before, with the new year promising to be even better. Last October we witnessed what some deemed to be groundbreaking pertaining to UK Hip-hop, the chorus-less song ‘Funky Friday’ by Fredo and Dave debuting at No 1 on the UK Singles Chart. The achievement must have meant a lot to both artists involved but does much more for the UK music scene, with songs with similar aesthetic also performing well on the charts. We wanted to curate a list that expresses who we thought was on track to have a dope 2019.  Russ -   Russ started off the year...

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1FIGURES, BLOGGER, CREATIVE, EAST LONDON, HACKNEY, MUSIC, STAFF UPDATE, TEAM -

I am a 24-year-old African from Hackney and it repulses me to think that I nearly let my love for reading and writing slip away. Growing up in an area seen as urban or the ‘hood’ can strip you of all your creativity and belief if you let it, think of it as a negotiation where you and the adversities that come with it battle it out for your integrity, emotion, time, and morals. I allow myself to trip over these hurdles, so I sympathise with people running the same race without the family and friends I have, its hard...

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Fast Forward (Our Youth: Their Music)  I spent this year reading again and again about the horrific cases of murders in London. A day rarely went by when I didn’t hear of another incident. It all seemed normal to me because of the environment I grew up in, Hackney. My parent’s reaction always reminds me of the abnormality of these incidents. I’ve also found myself becoming over protective of my little brother, who is sixteen years old. There has been a surge in the amount of teenagers being murdered. I worry about his safety and I’m always thinking of ways...

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