Don’t Give Me a Xanny, Now or Never

As Billie Eilish sings about never wanting to try xannies, pop music and hip-hop culture all around her is saying differently. Here are some of the top artists referencing xanax abuse in their lyrics.

Stupid Boy Think That I Need Him // Pop Music & Fourth Wave Feminism

It’s been a wild few years to be a woman in the entertainment industry. The open secret of sexual exploitation and misogynistic power-plays has been blown wide open to a scrutinising public eye. The music industry is no exception, with many artists taking a stand for gender equality creatively and financially. This contemporary wave ofContinue reading “Stupid Boy Think That I Need Him // Pop Music & Fourth Wave Feminism”

‘Jesus Is King’: Track by Track Analysis

While Jesus Is King waits in the wings, keen-eyed and -eared fans have been collating lyrics from snippets and live performance leaks. These can all be found online, so we decided to perform a track-by-track analysis on the one week anniversary of its (intended) release.  Lyrically, it has some peak Kanye flow as well asContinue reading “‘Jesus Is King’: Track by Track Analysis”

Billie: Patron Saint of the New Millenihilism

There is a mania in the air, and it goes by the name of Billie. Homeschooled prodigy Billie Eilish has captured an entire generation of music fans on a deeper level than mere trends or aesthetics. She has tapped into an energy and psyche like few others have managed. In an age of increasing existentialContinue reading “Billie: Patron Saint of the New Millenihilism”

Kanye Walks: A Numerical Look at Kanye West’s Spiritual Journey

in anticipation of the Jesus Is King phase of his career, we took a numerical look through Kanye’s entire discography to discover exactly where, when and how Kanye raps about God, Jesus, and all things spiritual.

Denzel Against The Machine

Denzel Curry’s cover of Rage Against The Machine’s 1996 hit “Bulls On Parade” is striking a chord with listeners. The rapper from Florida may have only been one year old when RATM’s Evil Empire was released, but his performance effortlessly transplants the anger and frustration of the past into a twenty-first century context, proving thatContinue reading “Denzel Against The Machine”

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

The newest offering from Marvel Studios, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, hit cinemas earlier this month. It’s an animated feature telling a story parallel to the blockbuster Marvel Cinematic Universe. Spidey has always been a proud New Yorker, and Into The Spider-Verse takes the opportunity to weave another quintessential NYC element into the Spider-Man narrative: hip-hop.Continue reading “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”