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99.94% makes you cringe like you just unexpectedly sucked on a lemon that was plucked from your uncle's bum cheeks.
it's crass, witless and utterly derivative, while thinking it's totally fucking ace.
that there isn't space for anyone who relates to the original art form to make it?
*Answer, no. Australians just make shite music as a rule.
make not for good hip-hop vibes
just threw up
Like A Version is beyond fucking awful
BARRY-PRIMSALL: Drop a beat Marlon!
BARRY-PRIMSALL: Oh yes, of course we have a whole arc going on with Roscoe and Marlon right now that I shan't interrupt AY. But ok, then drop a beat, Tony Abbott
TONY ABBOTT: This is my latest cut. I'm very prolific where cuts are concerned
BARRY-PRIMSALL: Hashtag satire. Anyway I should get on with my rap to diss Maosm and prove Maosm wrong
The names BARRY P and I'm here to say
You've slandered my people in a major way
If you come round my house, it'll be you I slay
And for all those insults, you will pay!
What's happening to yr hair? Is it turning grey?
Must be all that fear, like a book by Stephen K
And I don't mean Amos, the comedian who is gay
But Stephen King, who wrote Dolores Clai--
--borne amongst other books and the odd screenplay.
I see it in your face, and it's as clear as day:
You're regretting that you ever, ever thought to play
This kinda game, against Aussie rappers like MC Jay
Guesting on this track right now, my main man MC Jay
MC JAY: I'm MC Jay and I'm here to say
BARRY-P: Yo MC Jay, what did you say?
I said I'm MC JAY, and I'm here to say
Patriotism's cool; it's just my way!
The current government's way
Is always the right way
I pity those fools who always say
No way, no way!
In their hateful dismissive way,
If they ate their words, you can bet they'd weigh
A ton and a half, give or tay--
keaway a few units, would ya say?
My main man Jay, I would agray
With anything that you have to say
But you're wrongness there is clear as day
Their words would surely, sure as hell weigh
A lot more than what you say
You wanna start a fight, you wanna play
A game of fighters, that fighters play
Cause I tell you now, you ain't read-day
Not ready in any single way
Not ready for that kinda game to play
Against an MC hot like MC Jay
I guess this is the price you pay
For helping out a fool like MC Jay
Giving him a chance on yr track to lay
Down some rhymes, say what he'll say
Yeah, I guess the truth about MC Jay
Is the truth I'm about to say
that MC Jay is a FLIPPING WALLY
TONY ABBOTT: Whoa that was below the belt. You apologise to MC Jay now
MC JAY: (crying, runs off)
TONY ABBOTT: BARRY-PRIMSALL YOU WRITE A LETTER FOR MC JAY APOLOGISING
Is the 0.06% that isn't bad MC Don B?
and only having Triple-J as the most 'alternative' station available.
Also: Aussie DJs talk so slowly. Weird.
They just do that 'Top 100' thing once a year or something, fucking weird
all the Australians I know would say Aussie Hip-Hop is bad.
(despite iggy azalea's success)
dont like that it's considered completely acceptable to characterise australia as a "cultural wasteland" only capable of creating "crass, witless" "shite"
and there have been loads of amazing Aussie bands you bunch of wazzocks
such a good band
at the Triffid, in Brisbane? phenomenal gig, phenomenal band.
first time I've been there, decent venue too
...and being an old airplane hangar, i love how the whole shape of the room is directed towards the stage...no visual distractions...acoustics excellent too, as you might expect from a venue owned by a musician (guitarist of Powderfinger apparently).
Augie March are such an unknown fucking treasure. it's rare to find a fellow admirer!
just in time to catch that gig. Perfect timing really.
Wrote this on it: http://scenestr.com.au/music/augie-march-the-triffid-review.
yeah 'Havens Dumb' is tops, almost up there with their first two for me.
see: every reference to Australia/Australians ever made on Social
Bunch o' acceptable prejudices, obviously
mainly on the basis of a lot of the australians who travel to work in england for a bit being a bit extroverted. doesn't offend me as an "australian" but i do find the fact that generally open-minded, "progressive"y people think it's ok to act like my entire family are disgusting cretins, even if it is for bantz, a bit sad
i'm sure 99% of people on the social board who joke about it don't actually think like that? pretty upsetting if they really do.
best rock-band OF THE MOMENT is from australia too
(tame impala. it's tame impala)
I used to really dislike Australian hip hop (in particular the fact that people call is Aussie hip hop), but I've come to... perhaps not appreciate it, but be more open to it — to the point that it now mildly amuses when people get vocal about hating it.
Don't get me wrong: I could happily go the rest of my life never hearing another song that's been claimed as "Aussie hip hop", but I could say that about a lot of styles genres. And I'd rather listen to, say, the Hilltop Hoods than artists from a bunch of other genres — folk of just about every variety chief among them.
I started the thread to be proved wrong
that Cosby Sweater song is everywhere and makes me cringe a bit
given my general indifference. I probably don't know much more than you do, and can only really name the hits. And it really depends on what you want from your hip hop. To me, Australian hip hop — or at least the stuff I've heard — seems to be more pop than R&B and as much about melody as flow.
Urthboy's "No Rider" is the song I always think of when I'm asked to name an Australian hip hop song I like, but it's near impossible to find online for some reason.
I fucking love Bumblebeez's 2007 album Prince Umberto and the Sister of Ill which is this wild mash up of indie rock and hip hop. I don't even know whether hip hop aficionados would call it hip hop:
Freak Ya Loneliness (not so much hip hop)
I also like The Herd's "77%" and their cover of "I Was Only 19" for tapping into the political strand of hip hop's history:
As for Hilltop Hoods, their other big hit "The Nosebleed Section" is infinitely superior to "Cosby Sweater":
Some other stuff, i dunno… Resin Dogs, Bliss n Eso, Astronomy Class, 1200 Techniques ("Karma" is pretty good). Someone who's actually enthusiastic about the stuff will tell me I'm talking out of my arse, so I wouldn't put much stock in any of these recommendations.
is via Triple J, so ...
I suppose my problem with the Aussie hip hop I have heard is that lyrically it's pretty shallow and musically sounds like background music designed to be played at BBQs.
I really liked The Bumblebeez when I heard them ages ago, definitely would have fit in well with this thread: http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/music/4455907. Haven't listened to any of the ones you recommended though so will check that out.
I think the reason it irks me is because I'm currently trying to discover more native Oz bands via recommendations and free tickets for the couple of sites I'm writing for at the moment. The problem is the majority of it is this vapid hip-hop that gets inexplicably lauded.
My TV likes a lot of it too and reckons my opinions are based on snobbery and over romanticising America which is a fair criticism too.
Some good listening there for my afternoon though so thanks for the tips!
than, say, yr Public Enemy (whom I really like). If meaningful is what you're after, you might like The Herd (though Urthboy from The Herd also has a wicked sense of humour).
But, you know, there's a massive amount of non-serious hip hop from the US, even — especially — the "golden era", that's equally laid-back, playful: De La Soul, stoner hip hop — the Dream"You Wash Your Face in My Sink" Warriors were critically acclaimed, ffs! (okay, yes, they're Canadian). Conversely, huge swathes of gangsta rap is mindless as all fuck.
I kinda lean towards your TV on the issue, in that I think that's where a lot of the disdain for Aust. hip hop comes from. Because I don't like the idea of being snobbish nor of protecting generic purity, I deliberately set myself the task of trying to find another way to listen to and make sense of it. In fact, I pretty much stopped thinking of it as hip hop altogether, and now just think of it as pop. When discussion of it as hip hop arises (like here), I just try to think of it as a form of difference.
I still have no inclination to go out of my way to hear it, but I don't often feel the need to turn the radio off if it comes on, as I would have in the past.