I met up with Hamza earlier in the year, on his birthday, to talk about his new project, his first exposure to hip-hop through a D12 CD, balancing his Western and Pakistani identities in his music, Islam in hip-hop, shuffling at lunchtime, his unorthodox creative process, working with SOLLYY and Murli, what needs to be change in the Australian rap scene and more.
Rap music is in the era of the Baby.
If you can cast your mind back, you might recall that 2020 was a bit of a shit year. Thankfully, 2021 is here and everything is better now, so we can reflect fondly on the best Australian rap songs to drop during that god-forsaken 365-day period.
Against great odds, the best rapper in the country has delivered perhaps his finest collection yet.
Isaac Puerile might just be The One.
If this doesn’t get you nodding your head within the first ten seconds, turn it off. You don’t deserve it.
After a relatively quiet 2019, the dark queen of the rap netherworld Bbymutha has blessed us with a dark and commanding EP of bangers, Muthaleficent. She’s a mother-of-four from Chattanooga, Tennessee with one of the smoothest voices in the game, but she’s really snapping here. The standout is the title track where she’s on a war … Continue reading
Ivy Sole raps like freedom is in reach.
Some of my favourite recent albums.
Future's 2015 mixtape '56 Nights' is now on streaming services. For my money, it's his best and perhaps the BEST TRAP TAPE OF ALL TIME.
And you can't duck this smoke.