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.
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.
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’.
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.
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’.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
‘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 […]
There’s been some great hip hop coming out of the US recently (Lushlife, Danny Brown, Black Milk, Action Bronsen, ASAP Rocky, Mr. Muthafkn esq). I’m a big fan of the black hippy collective (Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lammar, Jay Rock, Ab Soul). Ab Soul has a pretty unique concious angle and this is a stand out […]
My obsession with hip hop generally starts with the lyrics, but the beats always have to grab me, too. SKYWLKR’s work with Danny Brown brought me to him, but I listen to his Strawberry Cough mixtape as much or even more. I love how dirty the drums are and how roughly he cuts the samples.