On standout track “Darkness”, Eminem takes aim at gun control in the US, adopting the perspective of the 2017 Las Vegas shooter to highlight the darkness in these perpetrators’ minds, and the absurd frequency at which these events occur.
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Onefour: An Australian Hip-Hop Story
On the outskirts of Australian well-to-do society, Western Sydney is commonly stereotyped as a crime-ridden backwater. However, for a group of young rap enthusiasts, Mt Druitt is a home they are proud of. Onefour is a collective of a young men using music as a gateway to a better life. Their hard-hitting style of rapContinue reading “Onefour: An Australian Hip-Hop Story”
The Legacy of My Chemical Romance
We take a look at the emo kings’ history and legacy and also speak to the diehard fan who livestreamed the MCR reunion show for more than 30,000 people.
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: The Lyrical & Numerical Analysis
After analysing Kanye’s entire discography, we now present an updated statistical overview of Kanye’s spiritual journey, including this current Christian chapter.
Me and The Homies: An LA Tale by Kendrick Lamar
“The Art of Peer Pressure” serves as a microcosmic narrative for keen listeners searching for the deeper meaning behind Kdot’s iconic album, GKMC.
‘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.