It seems nigh on impossible for a prestigious artist to release an album in 2016 without first feeding a string of Easter eggs and red herrings into the hungry mouth of the hype machine. Frank Ocean streamed a live feed of a mysterious room over the course of several days; Kanye... read more
Four of contemporary rap’s most exciting voices have chimed together for Danny Brown’s latest musical offering. ‘Really Doe,’ the third single from Brown’s upcoming fourth record Atrocity Exhibition, invites Kendrick... read more
Here are some disturbing stats for your Tuesday morning: 20 percent of the world’s gaming machines are in Australia, even though we only account for 0.3 percent of the global population. Making matters worse, nearly one in five suicidal patients admitted into Melbourne’s Alfred hospital have issues with gambling addiction. Suffice to say, pokies have been detrimental... read more
Kanye West made a fan’s night/year/lifetime at a show in Miami over the weekend, serenading her during a performance of one of his songs.
West spotted the girl, who was wearing a T-shirt with his late mother’s face on it and a tattoo of the artwork for his single ‘Runaway,’ in the crowd, and confidently called her out mid-song. “The girl with the ‘In loving memory of’ and... read more
Give yourselves a pat on the back, everyone. After news broke earlier this week that Nelly is in some trouble with the tax man and desperately needs his music streamed around 400 million times to pay off the debt, we the people of the internet have stepped up to the plate and made a difference: the rapper’s Spotify plays are rising and aren’t... read more
Praise be to the French. As if champagne and croissants weren’t enough of a contribution to the collective human species, this great European country has given the gift of Justice: the colossal electronic two-piece who changed the EDM game with their 2007 debut album †.
Now it’s Justice who’s doling out the goods, with the announcement of their forthcoming third studio... read more
In theory, Drake shouldn’t be cool. He grew up on the mean streets of Toronto and got his big break as a child actor on Degrassi: The Next Generation – not exactly the recipe for a badass rapper. But here we are in 2016 and he’s easily one of the biggest musicians on the planet. How’d you get so cool, Drake? And why are your tunes so compelling?
That first question is one for the ages, but the latter is one Drake, Daft Punk, and Feist collaborator Chilly... read more
What’s in a name? Well, in the case of Melbourne singer-songwriter Chet Faker, there’s a short and fairly remarkable history of chart-toppers, award winners, and a slew of accolades for his hugely popular debut album Built On Glass. Which is why his decision to dispense with the ‘Chet Faker’ pseudonym is a particularly interesting career move for young Nick Murphy, who will henceforth release... read more
Guys, Nelly needs our help. After supplying us with amazing tunes like ‘Ride Wit Me,’ ‘E.I.,’ and ‘Hot In Herre,’ providing the perfect soundtrack to every party and every car ride since 2000, the American rapper has found himself in a pickle. And now, after taking so much from the seminal rapper, it’s time we give back.
The Internal Revenue Service – essentially the US’ equivalent to the ATO – has slapped Nelly with a tax lien... read more