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
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
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
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
Raja Kumari talks her new track 'Bindis and Bangles,' the influence of Indian culture and classical dance, and expressing her identity through music.
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
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
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.
'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.
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.
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 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
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
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.
In conversation with the director of the documentary Bombay 70, which explored Naezy's identity, his anxieties and why he makes music
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
‘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
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
Increased religiosity, which rejects all things Western in favor of a traditional lifestyle, has also hurt Bangladesh’s rock 'n' roll scene