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A Flair for Funk
Funk music originated from an African-American medley of jazz, soul, and primarily RnB sounds that were popular in the USA in the 1960s. But few genres can be pinpointed so clearly to one artist.
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The Birth of The Blues
The Blues laid down the template for pop and rock as we know it today, with its early years gifting the world with musical geniuses whose legacy is felt in nearly every song released over the past century.
Style May 2020
Not just a jazz genius, Miles Davis was also a sartorial chameleon, easily carrying off the Ivy League Look and slim-cut European suits with ass-kicking charm.
Pleasure April 2020
Classical Music Playlist for Isolation
The Rake’s Editor Tom Chamberlin reveals his classical music picks for isolation, whilst carefully considering the mood you find yourself in.
Pleasure April 2020
Rake Isolation Playlist 1
The Rake’s founder Wei Koh reveals his top music picks for isolation and he also confesses that lockdown has dramatically reversed his thoughts on a certain English rock band from Liverpool.
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Jamie Foxx goes Off Script
Given what you read about Hollywood stars, one might expect that a chart-topping, Oscar-winning, silver-tongued, good-looking comedic genius would, in reality, not live up to the sum of his parts.…
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Liam Gallagher: Britain's Songbird
With the release of his first solo album, The Rake looks back (not in anger) at the career of 2017’s favourite Gallagher brother.
Style August 2017
How Dr. Martens Became Iconic
The history of the Dr. Martens boot is full of surprises, but what remains inevitable is their enduring utilitarian appeal and fearless attitude.
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Paul Simonon: The Clash's Ace of Bass
Without him, The Clash would still have been a great band, but with him they became iconic. Paul Simonon was built for rock ‘n’ roll and his cultural influence is felt to this day.
Style July 2017
Style Heroes: Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly’s two-toned loafer-clad feet are some of the most celebrated in early cinema, but it wasn’t just his shoes that tapped into a new era of style.
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Style Heroes: Elvis Before He Was King
Elvis might be more well-known for his eccentric stage attire, yet his early style of the 1950s is the stuff of legend.
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Jarvis Cocker: A Different Class
“The great thing about music is that anybody can do it”, Jarvis Cocker once said. But if Cocker is the one setting the bar, we’d hate to test the theory of Pulp’s lyrical frontman.