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Kanye West calls music industry 'modern-day slavery', tweets pages of his recording contracts
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Kanye West calls music industry 'modern-day slavery', tweets pages of his recording contracts

Kanye West shared a series of tweets to criticise Universal Records and Sony, demanding their overly complicated contracts be "simplified now"

Rapper SVDP talks 'One Hundred Thousand Flowers': Why single on Sri Lankan civil war is his most important song yet
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Rapper SVDP talks 'One Hundred Thousand Flowers': Why single on Sri Lankan civil war is his most important song yet

34 years after his family fled the Sri Lankan civil war, Toronto-based Tamil rapper SVDP has foregrounded the violence inflicted on his community, with Made in Jaffna, his third album.

The 'danger' of Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion's WAP: Critics are afraid of women's audacity to own their sexual satisfaction
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The 'danger' of Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion's WAP: Critics are afraid of women's audacity to own their sexual satisfaction

WAP remains an important, and in some ways familiar, discussion about the appropriate path to women’s liberation.

RTJ4 review: Run the Jewels' cathartic new album makes for an empowering weapon of civil disobedience
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RTJ4 review: Run the Jewels' cathartic new album makes for an empowering weapon of civil disobedience

Just when it felt like we were short of words, Run The Jewels' Killer Mike and El-P offer us a free catalogue of protest poetry with RTJ4

Raja Kumari on documenting Indian culture through her music: If we don't keep passing it down, it will be a travesty
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Raja Kumari on documenting Indian culture through her music: If we don't keep passing it down, it will be a travesty

Raja Kumari talks her new track 'Bindis and Bangles,' the influence of Indian culture and classical dance, and expressing her identity through music.

A more democratic art? How the digital sphere is shaping culture and counter-culture in India
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A more democratic art? How the digital sphere is shaping culture and counter-culture in India

In blurring the divides between mainstream culture, alternative subcultures, and the grassroots counterculture, the internet is reducing elitism that comes with homogenous cultural consumption and moulding India’s cultural sensibility in a decidedly democratic way.

Netflix's Yeh Ballet trailer traces two Mumbai boys' journey to become renowned dancers in Sooni Taraporevala's film
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Netflix's Yeh Ballet trailer traces two Mumbai boys' journey to become renowned dancers in Sooni Taraporevala's film

Yeh Ballet  is inspired by the true story of two boys from humble backgrounds in Mumbai, who make their way to prestigious international ballet schools.

Music trends of the decade: The Spotify effect, Lana Del Rey's summertime sadness, Kanye vs Kendrick and genre fluidity
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Music trends of the decade: The Spotify effect, Lana Del Rey's summertime sadness, Kanye vs Kendrick and genre fluidity

From streaming services to the globalisation of pop and from the rise of hip-hop to the changing face of rock, music trends of the decade.

Canadian-Indian duo Cartel Madras on new EP, Age of the Goonda: 'The beats we use aren't feminised'
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Canadian-Indian duo Cartel Madras on new EP, Age of the Goonda: 'The beats we use aren't feminised'

'A lot of people have these terrible ideas of what they want us to look like or what they want us to be,' say Canadian-Indian hip hop duo Cartel Madras.

MTV Hustle: India's rap revolution gets a reality TV boost with Nucleya, Raja Kumari, Raftaar
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MTV Hustle: India's rap revolution gets a reality TV boost with Nucleya, Raja Kumari, Raftaar

Where Gully Boy pitched typical melodrama and fanfare around the lives of kids who picked up rapping, producing, b-boying and graffiti as a means of expression, Hustle expectedly brings the reality TV format to the same lot.

Gully Life: Behind the scenes of the compelling new documentary that traces the rise of DIVINE
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Gully Life: Behind the scenes of the compelling new documentary that traces the rise of DIVINE

By the end of the 50-odd minute documentary, the parts that resonate most are those pertaining to DIVINE’s personal life

Music Inc. 2.0: 2019 edition features conversations on India's pop culture, role of OTT platforms
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Music Inc. 2.0: 2019 edition features conversations on India's pop culture, role of OTT platforms

Music Inc. 2.0 kicked off on World Music Day 2019 and witnessed panel discussions on enhancing brand experiences, technology and design in music, the role of OTT platforms and the significance of regional content while connecting with local networks

Gully Boy's impact on Mumbai's hip-hop scene: As brands embrace genre, can hype be sustained?
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Gully Boy's impact on Mumbai's hip-hop scene: As brands embrace genre, can hype be sustained?

The hype Gully Boy generated has also turned hip-hop into brands’ new favourite genre, something that was perhaps expected after the film’s producers tied up with the makers of everything from clothes to cough syrup.

UK hip-hop collective Foreign Beggars reflect on the genre's popularity world over, in the run-up to Mumbai set
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UK hip-hop collective Foreign Beggars reflect on the genre's popularity world over, in the run-up to Mumbai set

We spoke to Orifice Vulgatron and Nonames of Foreign Beggars fame about the growth in the global popularity of hip-hop, their thoughts on the scene in India and the increasing trend of independent artists looking to brands rather than labels for support.

Inside ‘Bombay 70’: Finding ‘asli hip-hop’ in Naezy’s neighbourhood
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Inside ‘Bombay 70’: Finding ‘asli hip-hop’ in Naezy’s neighbourhood

In conversation with the director of the documentary Bombay 70, which explored Naezy's identity, his anxieties and why he makes music

Jaat’s the way to do it!
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Jaat’s the way to do it!

Haryanvi hip-hop is making a mark, re-enforcing tired tropes about women and caste. Rappers from the state fuse rustic notes with electronic beats and lyrics that often overflow with local slang, to carve a new saleable musical sub-genre

Meet Dub Sharma, the ace producer behind some of the smash hits on the Gully Boy soundtrack
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Meet Dub Sharma, the ace producer behind some of the smash hits on the Gully Boy soundtrack

Dub Sharma, who has been producing music for radio, TV advertisement jingles, musicians and (of course) himself since 2008, says Gully Boy had a first for him

Khadar ki Ladkiyan: Girls from rap video on everyday struggles, dreams for bringing about social change
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Khadar ki Ladkiyan: Girls from rap video on everyday struggles, dreams for bringing about social change

‘More power to you sister’ say the girls featured in this video as they enunciate the relocation of the residents of Khadar, and stand in solidarity for every woman who lives suppressed

From Spotify's arrival to Gully Boy's release, what to look forward to in the Indian music scene in 2019
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From Spotify's arrival to Gully Boy's release, what to look forward to in the Indian music scene in 2019

Things to look forward to in 2019 which are expected to have a lasting impact on the Indian music scene.

Bangladesh's rock 'n' roll scene, which championed liberal values post-independence, now faces a decline
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Bangladesh's rock 'n' roll scene, which championed liberal values post-independence, now faces a decline

Increased religiosity, which rejects all things Western in favor of a traditional lifestyle, has also hurt Bangladesh’s rock 'n' roll scene