Photo Report: JPEGMAFIA Live in Sydney 30/6/22

After three years locked out of the country, I was able to travel back into Australia and catch a show at Sydney’s beloved Enmore Theatre. It was a wet June evening, and I managed to sneak in the back just as JPEG took to the stage, without even a DJ to accompany him. I wasContinue reading “Photo Report: JPEGMAFIA Live in Sydney 30/6/22”

Photo Report: Denzel Curry ft. PlayThatBoiZay & Opak Dissu, Live in Prague 16/5/22.

After a steaming hot spring day, the evening changed to an overcast mood to welcome alternative rap’s prince of the moment Denzel Curry. After an unexplained venue change from the sweaty Malá Sportovní Hala to the open-air festival vibe of Žluté Lázně, the mood was decidedly upbeat to match the ‘My Kind of Summer’ titleContinue reading “Photo Report: Denzel Curry ft. PlayThatBoiZay & Opak Dissu, Live in Prague 16/5/22.”

“Who Will Survive in America?” // A Jazz Prophet’s Story

Gil Scott-Heron may not be a familiar name to many, but you can feel the impact of his poetry and music from the work of Kanye West to the protest cries of Black Lives Matter. If you see  yourself as a citizen of conscience, he is an artist you need to know. Born in ChicagoContinue reading ““Who Will Survive in America?” // A Jazz Prophet’s Story”

Lyrical Breakdown: “I Can’t Breathe” // How a Man’s Last Words Became A Rallying Cry

“I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry not just in the streets, but also in politically oriented lyrics c. 2015. Five years later, these songs and lyrics are still relevant as ever.

“Would you be my little quarantine?” // How artists are reacting to COVID-19

Which artists are singing or rapping about coronavirus? Are artists expressing their loneliness and isolation in relatable ways? Is anyone singing about Tiger King?