L-Fresh The Lion – One

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By Andrew

Its not often a debut album catches so much attention worldwide and even less often when its an independent artist such as L-Fresh The Lion and his inaugural record ‘One’. Coming from pretty much nothing to a worldwide playlisting in just a few short months is a testament to the strength and diversity of the album. Australian hip-hop is at its best in this record and highlights what I’ve always said about the genre; its at its best when its both political and socially conscious. But politics alone is not enough for an album to shine internationally, so what is it about ‘One’ which makes the grade?

Punk Goes 90s Vol. 2

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By Stewart

Sometimes as reviewers we can forget about a little thing called fun.  In between all the jaded songwriting nitpickery, po-faced production analysis, the endless & futile search for musical perfection and general verbose pontification… fun takes a back seat.  So when the opportunity to review Fearless Records’ ‘Punk Goes ‘90s Vol 2’, a compilation of contemporary hardcore acts covering ‘90s tunes came up, I thought this could be fun!  Read more…

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By Andrew

Turn Blue is just the same as El Camino. It doesn’t challenge any norms and snuggles so deep within a comfortable doona of pop sensibility most original fans would be horrified to known they have come to be so paint-by-numbers.  Read more…

Subsketch- The World’s Worst Rapper

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By Andrew

The Adelaide-to-Oz connection in Australian hip-hop is a breeding ground for some of our best artists and is known to a lot in the industry. Subsketch is one such MC who made the connection early on in his career. Alongside some our finest including Terra Firma, Hilltop Hoods, Cross Bred Mongrels and basically any of the Certified Wise crew; the South Australia influence on Australian hip-hop is strong and vitally important when historically describing the scene. Even new wave SA artists such as Jimblah carry the flame for the middle state’s dominance on well written and introspective hip-hop. But what of Subsketch? Is he really the World’s Worst Rapper?