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Friday 31 July 2015
Celebrity Featured Feminism Music

the battle and the war: tyler the creator and rape culture in australia

Annabelle Regan
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Trigger Warning: Rape and Violence Against Women On Monday, Los Angeles rapper Tyler, the Creator – real name Tyler Okonma – took to his twitter to tell his 2.48 million followers, ‘T IS NOW BANNED FROM AUSTRALIA, YOU WON @CoralieAlison IM HAPPY FOR YOU <3 [sic]’. Coralie Alison is the Director of Operations at Collective…
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Friday 30 January 2015
Arts Music

album review: broke with expensive taste, azealia banks

Tessa Ryan
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Those who aren’t familiar with the music of Azealia Banks will likely have seen her name somewhere on the internet. Most of her notoriety has stemmed from her ongoing beef with Iggy Azalea; a lot of which has been carried out over a series of tweets fired at each other. The rest of her notoriety…
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Wednesday 26 November 2014
Music

q&a: bossiie

Marissa Paine
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If you’re a fan of confident, cool ladies who rap, you’d do well to check out Bossiie. The London based rapper is a a gifted lyricist, with a unique flow that will wave away tired comparisons to Nicki Minaj and Azealia Banks. This year’s release, an EP called ‘Tjosvtjo’ is punchy and quick-witted, with infectious…
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Friday 8 November 2013
Arts Music

ep review: ied, pataphysics

Marissa Paine
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There is a quality in the music on Pataphysic’s second EP IED that separates it from the usual Aussie hip hop that fills our airwaves. It may be the way Pat Marks knows his way around a melody, or the rhythms steeped in gentle 70’s vibes, or the lyrics that mean something, but whatever it…
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Tuesday 20 August 2013
Arts Music

album review: dessa, parts of speech

Cassie Doney
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I used to work in a fast food sushi chain in an airport. I wasn’t good at it, and I resented having to wear a flame retardant uniform despite not working with fire. Apart from stuffing myself with illicit handfuls of sushi rice, the best part about that job was the puzzling company radio station…
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Wednesday 17 July 2013
Arts Music

five female rappers you should be paying attention to

Marissa Paine
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  Put the words female and rapper together, and more often than not, minds will turn to either Azealia Banks or Nicki Minaj. But the oft-overlooked fact is that there are female rappers everywhere, flying the flag for ladies in hip hop without the antics of their mainstream counterparts. From party hip hop to socially…
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Tuesday 7 May 2013
Featured Music Opinion

hip hop doesn’t love me, so why do I love hip hop?

Marissa Paine
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Of all the genres of music that have a firm place in popular culture, hip hop appears to be the most damaging to women. That is, it presents a picture of females as bitches, as sexually aggressive groupies and as nothing more than an arse with no personality. This has led to hip hop artists…
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Sunday 4 September 2011
Music

interview: RuCL

Angelique Lu
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It’s been a while between albums for Ruben Campbell, Australian hip hop artist more commonly known as RuCL. He’s just released his new album, Brimstone and Fire, this August, a long time since his debut album in 2005. For Campbell, finally releasing the latest project was a major goal in itself. ‘I think I’m feeling…
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Thursday 13 January 2011
Music Opinion

album review: kanye west, my beautiful dark twisted fantasy

Christine Campbell
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I ignored My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy for a long time because honestly, I’m pretty sick of Kanye West’s antics. Sure, I enjoy College Dropout and Late Registration every now and again and even saw him perform at my alma mater back in 2008. I used to bump Graduation with the best of them. I…
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Wednesday 22 September 2010
Culture Music Opinion

hip hop appreciation

Christine Campbell
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Instead of giving you faithful readers another lovely album review, I decided to write about something that’s been on my mind since Saturday night. It is partly spawned by watching a ridiculous amount of Cee Lo Green’s “Fuck You” video, listening to soul music at work, my roommate buying me Stevie Wonder on vinyl, paying…
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