Behind The Scenes of Hip-Hop – An Interview with Safiya Mae Lewis

Behind The Scenes of Hip-Hop – An Interview with Safiya Mae Lewis

Safiya Mae Lewis is a veteran of the music industry. During her time, she has organised tours and held events for some of the most well-known names in the industry, from Puff and Jay-Z to Method Man and Ghostface. We sat down with her to explore what it’s like to manage such big names and [...]

Quarantine Quandaries – Vinyl

Quarantine Quandaries – Vinyl

As I write this the world is on lock-down. Quarantine is in effect and the world seems to be grinding to a halt as we try to carry on daily life amid a truly global pandemic. In light of that I find myself given more time at home, inside. And despite everything that is ongoing, [...]

LOVE LETTER TO A CLASSIC: CANNIBAL OX – THE COLD VEIN

LOVE LETTER TO A CLASSIC: CANNIBAL OX – THE COLD VEIN

Have you ever noticed when you’re insufferably cold, it’s all you can think about?  The body clenches and stutters in freezing temperatures, the mind craves warmth and refuge. Every action is shone through this prism. Pieces of music often elicit flickers of emotion, gently reviving impulses and thought trains - however, rarely do they conjure [...]

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 [...]