Mac Miller – Circles [Warner Records]

Mac Miller – Circles [Warner Records]

It became hard for me to reconcile excitement for this Mac Miller project. I knew that it was potentially the full stop on a tremendously diverse musical career which has seen me through my twenties. That battle inside me manifested between the forces of palpable anticipation and a melancholic hesitation both reigning blows on one [...]

Jeremiah Jae Interview

Jeremiah Jae Interview

Fresh off the back of the release of Jeremiah Jae & L’Orange’s universe-building, World War 2 motif, Complicate Your LIfe With Violence, Jeremiah took the time to speak with us. The discussion began lighthearted, joking about Jeremiah’s Raw Money Raps LP making a surprise cameo in Eddie Murphy’s recent film Dolomite Is My Name, set [...]

SOUTHSIDERS 2019 ALBUM OF THE YEAR LISTS

SOUTHSIDERS 2019 ALBUM OF THE YEAR LISTS

It's that time of the year again when the writers of SOUTHSIDERS look back over the years' toil and decide on their individual top 5 projects of the previous year. We have also took the opportunity to collectively decide on a top 10 list this time around. This list was decided by all six of [...]

Damu the Fudgemunk Interview

Damu the Fudgemunk Interview

For any fan of hip hop beatmaking, Damu the Fudgemunk should need no introduction. An impeccable producer crafting boom bap styled beats, reminiscent of the golden era sound that hooked so many of us. Over the past 12 years as part of his Redefinition Records label he has brought us album after album of sublime [...]

D SMOKE – INGLEWOOD HIGH (WOODWORKS RECORDS)

D SMOKE – INGLEWOOD HIGH (WOODWORKS RECORDS)

As someone who is generally loathed to watch any sort of reality TV, I was nonetheless suckered in by Netflix’s new Rhythm + Flow, where Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and T.I. look for the latest hip-hop superstar. Partly this was because R&F largely avoided the corny sentimentality and needless confrontation that other reality shows [...]

Choosey Interview

Choosey Interview

Between gospel music in church and his grandfather’s role in the Latin Jazz scene of Los Angeles, music has always been a factor in Choosey’s lineage. His debut album Black Beans (read our review here), which was released earlier this year, conveys the less represented perspective of growing up Afro-Chicano. Hailing from LA by way [...]