Archive for August, 2012

Indigenous Australian rapper Caper raps against discrimination

A personal song about the racism and discrimination Caper has experienced in society throughout his life.

Caper was born in Whyalla in the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Raised by a single Mother with his brother and sister (he has never met his father). A lifetime spent facing adversity, Caper grew up less fortunate as a kid and lost his Brother and Mother to heart disease. Remaining strong he rose a powerful and compelling storyteller rapping about the highs and lows in life capturing raw emotion through poetic rhymes.

Caper has a unique and inspiring sound to deliver to the music scene rapping with insightful lyricism, drawn from the inspiration of his own and other people’s experiences. Caper made national & international headlines in June 2011 when his anti racist video ‘How Would You Like To Be Me’ was banned from Facebook after just one complaint, labeling it as being ‘too offensive’. The video sparked much debate but was re-instated with the help of his loyal fans. How Would You Like To Be Me Debut on Channel 10′s ‘Landed Music’ late 2011.

Caper’s life story was captured in the documentary ‘Chasing SHADOWS’ (airing Australia wide on ABC 1 Art Scape) gaining him exposure to a national TV audience. Caper’s stirring lyrical messages is now reaching a world-wide audience as his popularity and message spreads.

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Lupe Fiasco moving against misogyny

A genuinely interesting, thought-provoking hip-hop track about misogyny and the ‘b’ word. Big shout to Lupe for dealing with these issues (the sad tendency of a lot of hip-hop is to reinforce rather than question sexism). Great that he’s using his position to provoke a discussion of this nature, using a beat and flow that will appeal to a broader base than just the ‘conscious hip-hop’ heads.

We need more music like this, and especially we need to promote more female voices discussing these issues.

Big Frizzle – All Black Everything

Big Frizzle drops one of the biggest tracks of the year so far! You might be more accustomed to hearing him singing choruses, but don’t forget Frizz is a dope rapper too. With All Black Everything, he brings the black consciousness vibe very effectively over a bouncing beat from Anno Domini, with Global Faction supplying the visuals.

Follow Frizzle on Twitter: @BurgundyBrick

Firing track/video from Mystro on the state of hip-hop

Public Enemy keeping it relevant in 2012

New album: Marcel Cartier and Agent of Change – History Will Absolve Us

Brand new: an album of militant conscious hip-hop from rapper Marcel Cartier and producer Agent of Change, with guest appearances from Akala, Jasiri X, Logic, Rebel Diaz, Wordplay, Big Frizzle, Nana D, Ed Greens, Melissa Melodee, Kayohes and Intikana. Lead vocals on all tracks by Marcel Cartier. All tracks produced by Agent of Change (Carlos Martinez).

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Tracklist

  1. A New World ft Big Frizzle
  2. Start The Revolution ft G1 (Rebel Diaz)
  3. 99 to 1
  4. Never Be A Slave ft Logic and Big Frizzle
  5. Get Your Hands Off Africa ft Akala and Nana D
  6. Be All You Can Be ft Intikana
  7. Never Too Late ft Wordplay and Nana D
  8. Never The Answer
  9. Beautiful Together ft Nana D
  10. Unoccupy The World ft RodStarz (Rebel Diaz)
  11. Hands Off Syria
  12. 99 to 1 remix ft Jasiri X, Kayohes, Ed Greens, Melissa Melodee
  13. History Will Absolve Us ft Nana D

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