Migos have returned with Culture II, the Atlanta trio’s third studio album clocks in at a monstrous 1 hour 45 minutes. We all know what to expect from Quavo, Takeoff and Offset by now. So much so that we were able to review the project six months before it came out and got it mostly right.
But we aren’t here to talk about an album that’s longer than The Lion King; this is the breakdown of their music video for lead single “Stir Fry”.
First, let’s introduce the Migos a little bit. The group is comprised of dreadlocked and bespectacled Quavo, his cousin Offset and Quavo’s nephew Takeoff. The trap rappers have been culturally relevant since popularising the dab, they hit the mainstream in 2017 after the surprise success of “Bad and Boujee”. Continue reading →
We’re looking at UK Grime and how the genre has permeated the British chart, creating a time of unprecedented chart success. Interestingly, many of the prominent artists are signed to their own independent labels; finding success away from the major labels.
They have total creative control over their output and have blossomed away from the powerful distribution networks of the big boys. Consider Giggs, who never had an album reach the Top 20 until he went fully independent and hit #2 with Landlord.
We’re going to take you on a journey through the history of the genre and how we got to this stage. But first let’s quickly explain what Grime is: Continue reading →
Another music video breakdown, this week we are looking at the adorable video for “iSpy” with Kyle featuring Lil Yachty. At Culture Hash we love a bit of Lil Boat and his bizarrely infectious style of rapping and singing.
He’s causing a bit of a stir in the hip-hop world, with his seeming lack of respect for the founding fathers of hip-hop. People got upset when he said he couldn’t name five songs by Tupac or the Notorious B.I.G, but at the end of the day he wasn’t even born when both of the rappers died.
Lil Yachty is looking like the future of hip-hop at this moment; his lack of respect for the older people in the genre seem to represent a shift in the genre. He has thus far released two good mixtapes. Times are changing in hip-hop some people might not like it. Continue reading →
Kent Jones is a producer/rapper/singer from Tallahassee, Florida, who gained international notoriety after the success of his hit single “Don’t Mind” – A track which has taken the internet by storm and has racked up 62.4 million worldwide streams on Spotify.
Disclaimer: this blog contains a sickening amount of praise for Kanye West
808s and Heartbreak is one of the most and influential albums of the last 10 years. Since its 2008 release, the echoes have reverberated throughout hip-hop. Consider how many rappers currently use Auto-Tune as evidence of this.