How was this music video made? Here’s my guess (“Pink Life” by Pink Guy)

Hi! Have you ever looked at a music video and wondered how it was made? Apparently, that’s easy to figure out. A great example of a good music video is “Pink Life” by Pink Guy (also known as Filthy Frank, also known as Joji). Let’s start with a diagram: You’ll understand later. Here’s the actualContinue reading “How was this music video made? Here’s my guess (“Pink Life” by Pink Guy)”

“Bitch Lasagna” is best song, according to critics

Don’t know the backstory? The year was 2018, and the Swedish YouTuber PewDiePie declared war against the Indian music company T-Series, who were about to pass him in having the most subscribers on YouTube. With the diss song “bitch lasagna” he proved that one single man can destroy a big corporate entity if he usesContinue reading ““Bitch Lasagna” is best song, according to critics”

Frej Larsson – korta tankar om vad som gör honom speciell

Efter att ha lyssnat igenom en massa låtar av Frej Larsson, så tänkte jag försöka förstå vad det är som gör honom ständigt aktuell och aldrig passé, vilket han i mina ögon varit under de senaste 15 åren. Vad är det som gör honom så äkta, tidlös och intressant? Frej Larssons liv är något avContinue reading “Frej Larsson – korta tankar om vad som gör honom speciell”

$ATSUKI

Hey! Watch this Korean rapper: Her name is $ATSUKI, and she is pretty extreme. For example, on her song “이랴이랴!” she shouts “I am a boss and you are a slut! you suckin another dick. bitch i’m boss you are a slut!”, and it’s almost impossible to count how many times she says “shibal” (“씨발”,Continue reading “$ATSUKI”

A more complete text about hy4_4yh

In my last text about the Japanese rap group hy4_4yh (read it!), I described them as “80s rappers, but in Japan, in the 2000s, rapping mostly over Indonesian rave music (“funkot”), or rock, or punk, or pop, or hip hop.” I focused on their time with the hyperactive “funkot” genre in the mid-2010s, but IContinue reading “A more complete text about hy4_4yh”

hy4_4yh – the most overly-Japanese group out there?

hy4_4yh (Hyper YoYo) is a weird group. They’re in a way like 80s rappers, but in Japan, in the 2000s, rapping mostly over Indonesian rave music (“funkot”). Or rock, or punk, or pop, or hiphop. They’re incredibly… like they are. Wearing cool hiphop hats, doing dope dances and signs, and screaming “Tickeeeee” and “Yavay!” (see footnote)Continue reading “hy4_4yh – the most overly-Japanese group out there?”

Six Japanese rappers in a ZOOM call – can I join? (Zoomgals)

No, unfortunately. But both you and I can listen to Zoomgals’ songs! The name “Zoomgals”? They started in the beginning of the pandemic and created positivity out of something negative, taking turns performing verses in a Zoom group meeting with fun backgrounds. The Zoom concept seems to have faded away since, because lately they’ve gone overContinue reading “Six Japanese rappers in a ZOOM call – can I join? (Zoomgals)”

Kid Rock has always been the same damn guy

Kid Rock always shifts style but is still always the same damn guy. He has gone from hiphop to country via rock – from 80s rap kid to western cowboy – for the last 30 years, without making any sharp turns, a transition I didn’t know was possible. The genres seems to change to fitContinue reading “Kid Rock has always been the same damn guy”

“Brokencyde Will Never Die” – a misunderstood album?

Ten years later – is it really that bad? No, it’s very good. And weird. The metal screams aren’t what’s weird, what’s weird is to use them for screaming the words “it’s boppin’ for sure”. They distort and autotune the screams, and use them in all places possible (compared to before and after this periodContinue reading ““Brokencyde Will Never Die” – a misunderstood album?”

Ungdumshälsan – 8 anledningar att hata ett band (recension & reflektion)

Albumet “8 anledningar att hata ett band” av underground-hiphop-duon Ungdumshälsan (bestående av Organismen & Öris) innehåller våld och mord (“det är en hårfin gräns mellan oliktänkande och döda”), förvirrande liknelser (“du är jag när vi två ligger o myser“), mer våldsdrömmar (“lyssna nu, människor ska dö, djur ska dö…“), flerstaviga rim (“jag ska nita enContinue reading “Ungdumshälsan – 8 anledningar att hata ett band (recension & reflektion)”

Deep dive: Gucci Mane

Schoochie! He’s not the most well-known rapper, and he hasn’t really created any critically acclaimed masterpieces, but he kind of created the whole trap genre. He may sound similar to many others in the genre today, but in the early 00s he was quite unique. Not even “Trap Musik” by T.I., known for being theContinue reading “Deep dive: Gucci Mane”