“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”

“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?

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”

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.

‘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”

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”