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Song of the day – 600: Kanye West

Song of the day – 600: Kanye West

I am only posting this as some form of signifier of my cultural capital, you understand. Between you and me, I still don’t know how to pronounce his name.

 Scott Creney

Kanye West – Yeezus (Def Jam)

Kanye West – Yeezus (Def Jam)

It’s lonely at the top, motherfuckers. We live in a culture where money equals power, but what happens when the money arrives and you still feel powerless? When there’s nothing left to buy and you’re dying inside?


Read:Response: (to) Omar Shahid on Lowkey, Logic, Immortal Technique, English Frank, Mic Righteous

Rappers are working class. Critics are middle class. They don’t understand each other.

 Princess Stomper

Princess Stomper | Eleven more records to be embarrassed about liking

You can’t please everyone, and taste is subjective

 Wallace Wylie

Why Pop Music Matters (No Matter What Age You Are)

Pop outflanked all of its critics by making them extreme traditionalists or anti-populist cranks.

 Ben Pratt

Tyler, The Creator – The Devil in a White Tee

This is exactly the reason why the world needs Tyler and Odd Future. Shit can’t keep rolling like this.

 Wallace Wylie

Various Artists – Messthetics #107 & #108 (Hyped To Death)

There is heart here. There is pride. There is commitment. I want to know who these people are.


Highlights & Lowlights of Splendour In The Grass 2011

I enjoyed this year’s Splendour, as I always do.

 Jodi Biddle

Nicki Minaj – Barbie’s Back (mixtape)

One of the biggest things I struggle with regarding hip hop is lyrical content. A pervasive preoccupation with self-aggrandisement does little for me given the typical scope of a rapper’s goals (money, fame and ‘bitchez’).


In Numbers: Splendour In The Grass 2011

The reason Splendour hasn’t sold out instantaneously, as it normally does, is that the line-up doesn’t justify the price.