50 Cent winning Best Album for Get Rich or Die Tryin’ at the 2003 MOBO Awards.
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50 Cent possessed the authenticity so important to hip-hop. He wasn’t just posturing about the ‘gangsta’ lifestyle – he had lived it.
Sam Smith performing at a festival in 2022.
In their new video, Sam Smith celebrates their sexuality unapologetically like many other mass market pop stars. So why the backlash? An expert explains.
Asake live in Atlanta in the US in 2022.
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The album Mr. Money With The Vibe, with its amapiano influences, is just 30 minutes long but it speaks volumes about Asake’s talents.
The Weeknd performs at the 2020 American Music Awards on Nov. 22 in Los Angeles.
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Over the past year, the singer has carefully constructed a visage that has made him nearly unrecognizable.
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s song has cause an uproar for its explicit expression of female sexuality.
Tendaiishe Chitima, lead actress in the low-budget hit film Cook Off.
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Low-budget, grassroots video-film efforts are beginning to blossom and will shape the film industry in the long run.
West London group 1011 music group have been banned from making music without police permission.
This is America.
The music industry, like all other media, can be censored to some extent. So how does this change its output?
This is America.
Donald Glover’s music video is a multi-layered political statement which aims to kick its audience out of its complacency.
They’re silly, but the singer’s statement pants are an important comment on female storytelling.
A still image from Pipilotti Rist’s Ever Is Over All, 1997, single channprojectors, players, sound system, paint, carpet, courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Luhring Augustine.
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In 1997 Pippilotti Rist walked down a street of cars and smashed their windows in a vivaciously feminist call to arms. You might recognise the homage to Risk’s work in Beyoncé’s Lemonade.
Taylor Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do.
MTV may not be the power house it used to be but the music video is flourishing online.
The iconic Rage intro.
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ABC TV’s Rage has so far weathered the storm of digital disruption to remain an important, and nostalgic, part of Australia’s music industry.
The music video for Justin Bieber’s Sorry is one of the contenders at Sunday’s MTV Music Video Awards.
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The MTV music video awards will be held on Sunday, putting this under-rated genre in the spotlight. Videos are inseparable from music in the digital age and the best examples deserve to be taken seriously as works of art.
Björk performed a five hour set at Vivid Sydney, showcasing her latest album Vulnicura.
The small, geographically isolated country of Iceland is a leader in technology, environmentalism, experimental music and feminism. And Bjork, one of its most famous exports, mines all these themes in her new Sydney exhibition.
Beyoncé and Jay Z’s marriage is the immediate focus of ‘Lemonade.’ But it’s also a tale of the black family in America.
Prince had ‘Purple Rain.’ Michael Jackson had ‘Thriller.’ And now Beyoncé has her own self-reflective masterpiece.
The Beatles on Salisbury Plain whilst filming Help!
The first film to see The Beatles in technicolour is 50 years old.
Swift is privileged, as only apex predators are, with the ability to pick and choose from any (cultural) food source.
In the same week American rapper Nicki Minaj released Anaconda, a music video dedicated to celebrating “the butt”, US singer-songwriter Taylor Swift released a video, Shake It Off, accidentally dedicated…
Prime Minister, David Cameron, announced this week that from October all music videos shown in the United Kingdom will carry a movie-style age-appropriateness rating, stating whether each is appropriate…
The Moog, 2014 Model Sub 37 – producer of squelchy bass lines and distorted expressive solos.
The classic sound many of us imagine when the word synthesiser is mentioned is the sound of the Moog – the warm, solid propulsive groove of its bass sound and the distinctive sweep of its patented lowpass…