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 [...]

Homeboy Sandman Interview

Homeboy Sandman Interview

Homeboy Sandman has been a constant favourite amongst the Southsiders for many years. Releasing numerous projects (this new one is his seventeenth!) throughout the years, he has been delivering quality, verbal dexterity for over a decade. We were lucky enough to chat with Boy Sand on the back of the release of his latest album [...]

Grieves Interview

Grieves Interview

Disclaimer. At the time of writing, June 27th 2020, due to the numerous allegations that have surfaced against Rhymesayers Entertainment, Doomtree Records and their extended family, we here at SOUTHSIDERS will no longer promote these individuals or those who are complicit in their silence. We have decided not to take down articles which we have [...]

billy woods and Kenny Segal – Hiding Places (Backwoodz Studioz)

billy woods and Kenny Segal – Hiding Places (Backwoodz Studioz)

In horror movies, it’s said that what you don’t see is more terrifying than what you do. There’s no need for egregious gore and disfigurement, rather, it’s far more unsettling to imagine that whatever is out there is lurking just off-screen, out of sight - hiding.  And on Hiding Places, billy woods and producer, Kenny [...]

MURS, 9TH WONDER & THE SOUL COUNCIL – THE ILIAD IS DEAD AND THE ODYSSEY IS OVER (JAMLA/EMPIRE)

MURS, 9TH WONDER & THE SOUL COUNCIL – THE ILIAD IS DEAD AND THE ODYSSEY IS OVER (JAMLA/EMPIRE)

Musical collaborations tend to go one of two ways – either they become stale over time or they evolve to become richer and deeper than before. Happily for Murs and 9th Wonder, the latter is decidedly the case. It has now been fifteen years since the two first collaborated together on Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition [...]

Southsiders: 2019 Halfway Looks

Southsiders: 2019 Halfway Looks

2019 has been a stellar year for hip-hop with some outstanding releases from some big names both underground and....overground? Now as we're over halfway through the year, it got us thinking about our favourite projects so far. With the genre of hip hop ever expanding and with so many different styles to digest, we thought [...]

B. Dolan Interview

B. Dolan Interview

Earlier this year we caught up with Sage Francis about Epic Beard Men’s latest album, This Was Supposed To Be Fun. Now EBM are about to go on their European tour and we sat down with B. Dolan to get the other half of the story on how the album was created. Having reviewed the album [...]