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Song of the day – 276: Dirt Child (free download)

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“You got the bass/You got the verse/You’re just gonna need a bit of dirt…”

There’s something about this Sydney rapper/sculptor that reminds me a little of the no-holds sleaze of NYC’s Princess Superstar, although maybe I should hesitate from making such an obvious woman-woman comparison. Dirt Child is way dirtier, and less salacious. She doesn’t play to the male balconies. She’s got a steel vagina. You can download ‘Slugmite Millionaire’ for free here. It’s well worth it, because it’s playful and jaunty and likes using squidgy, slimy samples to bolster the beat. She’s fluid, know what I mean? And she way gives the lie to the legion of white indie boys who go on, and on, about how there’s no good Australian hip hop. For sure.

I’m not so sure about the ‘Zappa/Dirt’ track from her debut EP, which samples Frank Zappa full-on. Zappa always seemed a bit like Funkadelic without any funk (and I find Funkadelic hard to take in large amounts). But wait. It’s real slick and nasty and antagonistic. Love ‘Golden Tooth’, which humorously references misogyny in rap, in such a way that you’ll be surging along. And the surgical dick-destroying ‘Cremaster’ is a laugh riot. Nice.

3 Responses to Song of the day – 276: Dirt Child (free download)

  1. simon February 7, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    what about hip-hop fans who complain that there is very little good australian hip-hop?

    i am not big on her rapping style but the production of slugmite millionaire is pretty good. this beats most aussie hip-hop which is boring lyrically and musically.

    i still find it hard to get past the australian accent.

  2. Everett True February 8, 2011 at 9:13 am

    (from Facebook)

    Bianca Rosemarie de Valentino
    There is good Australian hip hop, those that bag it out saying there is no good Australian hip hop in my experience are usually only familiar with what’s on the airwaves. It’s a generalisation I don’t care for, it’s like me saying ‘oh there’s no good Australian indie rock’… so retarded.
    19 hours ago · Unlike · 1 person

    Everett True
    send me some links Bianca!

    19 hours ago · Like
    Bianca Rosemarie de Valentino
    http://www.loustar.com.au/; http://www.myspace.com/hermitude; http://www.myspace.com/impossibleodds; http://www.myspace.com/2dogsdjs; http://www.myspace.com/grassrootsstreetorchestra …there’s a start, acts I can think of off the top of my head 🙂
    19 hours ago · Like

    Simon Smith
    Sick of those weiners, there’s plenty of good Aust hip hop, Draft and the Funkoars are just two examples
    19 hours ago · Like

    Simon Smith
    And if it’s acceptable to push the genre try “True Live”
    19 hours ago · Like

    Bianca Rosemarie de Valentino
    there’s also a doco I’ve been trying to track down called All The Ladies by Colleen Hughson and Mary Quinscara (AKA MC Q), about being a female in the Australian hip hop world.
    19 hours ago · Like

    Bianca Rosemarie de Valentino
    on the subject of females in Australian hip hop, there was also a label called Mother Tongues happening a while back – “an Australian record label dedicated to the development of female hip hop artists” …not sure what happened to it though? think it might of closed up shop… wasn’t too fussed on the comp they put out.
    19 hours ago · Like

  3. Colleen Hughson August 7, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Hi Bianca,

    two years on and I come across this post. Not sure if you will come back to it. but here is a link to All The ladies on vimeo:

    Hope you get to see it

    Cheers,

    Colleen

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