Rated Reads shares our pick of the best articles from around the web. This week: the spirit of Jungle music lives on and the facts that prove we're in a climate emergency.

‘Bass Is All’ – Dispatches from the Golden Age of Jungle

Cult 90s novel JUNGLIST is being re-printed after 25 years, reveals VICE. The book tells the coming-of-age story of four young Black men during one intense rave-fuelled weekend in south London. Re-issued by Repeater Books, JUNGLIST  will gain a new introduction from Sukhdev Sandhu.

Written by Andrew Green (AKA ‘Two Fingas’) and Eddie Otchere (AKA ‘James T. Kirk), re-live Jungle’s golden age vicariously through this riveting novel.  VICE exclusively shares an extract from the book and we’re already hooked.

The 10 facts that prove we’re in a climate emergency

If you weren’t already painfully aware of our mainline towards the apocalypse, now there are 10 facts to prove it.

“The publication of the sixth IPCC climate change report underlines the drastic – and in some cases irreversible – changes that humans have made to the climate”, writes WIRED. If you haven’t already got up to speed, then now’s the time.
However, it’s not all doom and gloom as this science writer pointed out on Twitter. Check out the thread and feel much more hopeful about the future.

Smiley faces are sarcastic and the skull is hilarious: how to speak emoji in 2021

If you fancy a laugh, then head over to The Telegraph to witness one writer attempt to break down the current meaning of emojis.

“Those pesky Gen Zers have decided to change the rules again – here’s how to make sense of them (or at least try to)” writes Rosa Silverman.

Beenie Man Is Still Here

People-crowed ‘King of Dancehall’ and Grammy-winning artist, Beenie Man, speaks with Complex about his new album, ‘Simma’, whether or not his genre gets the recognition it deserves, that epic Verzuz battle, UK rappers, and more in a new interview.

“The greatest thing in this life is that I’m still here and I’m still relevant. No one can take that away from me”, he said.

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