I love rap music: a genre with many colourful characters, where every song is basically an excuse to boast about how dope you are. The whole genre is basically a dick measuring contest, and that’s what we love about it.
Of course the best way to impress the world and [more importantly] other rappers is to have a great rap name. The purpose of which is to strike fear into your enemies’ hearts, while also proving you’re a badass MC. Continue reading →
Re-Rewinding the glory days of the Garage Godfather
Welcome to Culture Hash’s Garage month. We started with a much-belated review of Years and Years’ debut album, Communion, which showed the 2015 interpretation of the UK Garage genre, creatively titled “Future Garage”.
Now is the time to look back to the original genre and its most recognisable artist, Craig Ashely David. We are going to examine the fascinating career trajectory of a man who didn’t let the fact he has three first names hold him back.
Our journey will see him as a teenage prodigy, pop star, laughing stock and wash up. David now is in the midst of an improbable comeback; remarkably he’s only 35. Join me on this journey as Culture Hash presents the unauthorised biography of Craig David, part I. Continue reading →