Hip hop icon A$AP Ferg took time out to visit one of Sydney’s hottest urban street stores

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By Rachel Oakley in New Fashion on Thursday 11 June 2015

Acclaimed hip hop star A$AP Ferg recently touched down in Australia to headline the annual Groovin’ The Moo festival, while also stopping in New Zealand to perform for fans explosive performances off his Traplord album. But instead of seeing the sights around Sydney when he got off the plane, A$AP Ferg made a beeline to one of Sydney’s hottest stores: SUBTYPE.

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T-pain sings Buy U A Drank without auto-tune and sounds amazing!

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By Nicole Hughes in New Music on Wednesday 5 November 2014

In NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, the typically over-autotuned T-pain was unusually stripped down and raw. He sang three well-known songs, starting with the most popular, Buy U A Drank followed by Up Down (Do This All Day) and Drankin’ Partna.

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Soulfest: A non-stop soul, jazz and hip hop festival in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Sunday 12 October 2014

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The sweet, smooth sounds of jazz. The funk of hip hop. The soothing notes of neo-soul. You can enjoy all your favourite music in one place this October, thanks to Soulfest. Taking place in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, this anticipated festival has the biggest lineup of soul in Australia, with guests including Maxwell, D’Angelo, Common, Aloe Blacc, Mos Def, Angie Stone, and DJ Trey, all performing over two stages.

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Hashtag auto-corrects are causing Grandmothers to accidentally tag themselves Grandmaster Flash

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By Milo Sumner in News on Monday 15 September 2014

For a long time now the internet has been awash with the hilarious consequences of autocorrect’s ‘helpful’ intervening in the middle of hastily written messages. Whether mortifying, inappropriate or down right insulting, autocorrect (especially on iPhones for some reason) always seems to jump in at the precise moment before you hit ‘send’. There’s nothing you can do except wait for the indignant reply.

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Just how much drug slang is in hip hop? Quite a bit

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Friday 16 May 2014

Know all those words you’ve heard in hip hop but have never been too sure of what they meant? They were probably drug references. Dro. Buddha. Molly. Piff. Key. White Lady. Percs. Sizzurp. Yup, all drug names. And thanks to Project Know, you can find out just how ‘rap’s celebration of all things intoxicating outpaces that of even its wildest pop-culture predecessors, by a long shot’.

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Is this the greatest hip hop tutorial video ever? Think so

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Tuesday 19 November 2013

This isn’t your ordinary tutorial video. Actually, it’s probably the most creative tutorial we’ve seen yet. Instead of simply narrating while showing the steps to make a hip hop beat, YouTube user Boyinaband raps his instructions in real-time, while also creating the beat simultaneously. The bar has officially been set high for tutorial videos everywhere.

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The Massive Map of Hip-Hop Monikors

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 14 November 2013

Pop Chart Lab has done it again: this time, it’s intruducing its Massive Map of Hip-Hop Monikers, a 60” x 40” wall monster that charts over a thousand hip-hop acts by semantics. It is even ‘carefully checked, double-checked, and triple-checked to ensure we did not forget about Dre’.

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Ain’t nothin’ to fear when (6 year old) B-Girl Terra is here

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By Dijana Necovski in Video on Tuesday 24 September 2013

Holy guacamole! Can this six-year old dance? Heck yeah! This little lady has got the moves and then some. Some hip-hop happiness is definitely running through her veins and she will absolutely floor you with her post-beanie moves. That’s it, I’m going to watch this clip several times and try and imitate B-Girl Terra next […]

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Kickstart your career with GoThinkBig

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By Zolton in New Trends on Friday 16 August 2013

I wish GoThinkBig was around when I was trying to get a start in the media world. This online platform helps young people get the skills they need to kickstart their careers, in the process providing them with the best work experience they’ve ever had.

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Promiseland: new music from hip hop group Ground Up

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By Brian Jerome in New Music on Thursday 8 August 2013

Ground Up has become a driving force in Philadelphia’s rising hip-hop community. The group is made up of New Hope, Pennsylvania’s Azar and Baltimore, Maryland’s Malakai. Ground Up has released several mix-tapes over the past half decade, including Supernatural (2012) and the DJ Cannon produced Up Late (2011). The group has notably also worked with […]

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Altar/Offering feat. Joshua Miller: the new single from Keyoung

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By Annie Churdar in New Music on Wednesday 10 July 2013

I met Keyoung when he sort of stumbled into my life in Amsterdam. On a mission to explore the globe with only a backpack full of clothes and the poems he’d written, he seemed to be searching for his place in the world, anywhere that might feel like home. Though he gave off the impression of being a […]

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Hip-hop Doo-wop: cute rap music by Wally Clark

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By Annie Churdar in New Music on Wednesday 24 April 2013

What could be better than the grit of gangster rap mixed with the sweet bubblegum pop of the doo-wop generation? This is the soundtrack for you and your sweetheart to take a cruise down Lovers Lane with, hold hands on the beach, or buy a milkshake at the soda shop. Young lovers of today can enjoy a […]

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Famous Rap quotes as street signs by Jay Shell

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Tuesday 9 April 2013

Follow these fresh street signs to brush up on your rap history! Thanks to Jay Shell, you can find famous rap quotes on any corner. This street art sign series were born when he decided to go around posting his favorit rap lyrics as official looking street signs on the street corners they actually reference. Well done […]

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Survival Tactics: the first Australian Hip Hop feature film

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By LC Beatbox in New Film on Thursday 14 March 2013

Survival Tactics is the first Australian Hip Hop feature film. It’s directed by multi-talented Hip Hop artist Morganics and will be dropping soon. The freshest Bboys, Bgirls, free runners, DJs, MCs, spoken word, graffiti and street artists explode on screen. I helped out on set as production assistant and I was also an extra in […]

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Rubble Kings: the story of NYC’s gang subculture influence on hip hop

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By Denimu in New Film on Saturday 2 March 2013

‘We believe this story is too important to go untold!’ Rubble Kings is a feature length documentary by Shan Nicholson about the New York city street gangs of the late ‘60s & ‘70s and their influence on hip-hop. From 1968 to 1975, gangs ruled New York City. Beyond the idealistic hopes of the civil rights […]

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