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No Country for (Old) Rap Men: The thin line between influence and biting

From Action Bronson to Your Old Droog, Robbie Unkut looks at rappers who wear their influences on their sleeves without being derivative

When does ‘influence’ become ‘imitation’ in rap? While there has always been a strong element of riding the wave of whatever sound is popular and the inevitability of adopting some …


Eavesdrop: Future Classic and Le Coq Sportif’s The Reissue Project

The music and style collab goes through the archives to rework tracks and tracksuits

Everyone knows that Future Classic is spearheading Australian electronic music on an international scale. Predominantly an independent record label, they also provide management services and do some of the best …

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Watch: Allan Kingdom – ‘Wavey’ (feat. Spooky Black)

See Lil Spook in HD for the first time ever

On Future Memoirs, the sophomore release by Minnesota rapper/crooner Allan Kingdom, he reaches out for production from a host …

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Watch: Ronny Godz – ‘Are You Dumb?’ (feat. Dboy Lo)

If Rihanna had recorded this earworm, it would have been an international hit

Many aspiring rappers have spent hours in deep meditation pondering the universal question: “Why don’t I have a hit?” Eventually …

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Listen: Tinashe – ‘Pretend’ (feat. A$AP Rocky)

The ACCLAIM cover star links up with the Pretty Motherfucker, makes pretty music

‘Pretend’, the second single from Tinashe’s debut solo album is yet another example of the singer’s inherent knack for …

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Listen: Juicy J – ‘Low’ (feat. Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby and Young Thug)

A depressing reminder that your summer will be worse than Juicy J's

It’s becoming pretty clear where Juicy J cashed his cheques for ‘Dark Horse.’ Playing out like everyone’s BBQ goals, the …

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Listen: Captain Murphy – ‘Cosplay’

New drugged-out, perverted raps from FlyLo's alter-ego

Flying Lotus‘ rapping alter-ego Captain Murphy has just released new track ‘Cosplay’, the the latest instalment in the 2014 …

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Watch: Iggy Azalea – Black Widow (feat. Ria Ora)

The Australian rapper racks another piece of Pop Culture

Does Iggy Azalea close her eyes and point to her DVD collection every time she has a music video to …

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