GG Allin: the new single from Toronto rapper D-Sisive

Notes to Self Reader Find

By Notes to Self in New Music on Friday 2 December 2011

Toronto rapper D-Sisive is a don. This guy does not do ‘rap’ in the traditional sense, although he has been one of the best artists in the genre for the last three or so years. His new album, Run with the Creeps, is out now and his first visual for the project, GG Allin, does […]

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Nokturnal Mortum’s Voice of Steel

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Music on Friday 12 February 2010

I listen to a lot of bands that espouse questionable ideologies to put it mildly. With the assimilation of black metal into the mainstream, typically left-leaning music fans like me have had to grapple with the fact that some of our favorite bands have at least expressed sympathy for Nationalist Socialism – you know, Nazism – if not fully embracing it. My rationale, however, for continuing to enjoy this music is that if I only listened to music made by people I agree with, there would be very little I could listen to – no GG Allin, no Merle Haggard, no NWA, no Slayer. Come to think of it, 90 percent of the musicians I admire express rather extreme viewpoints, and that’s precisely what I find so fascinating about them.

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