Armand Hammer Interview

Armand Hammer Interview

Elucid and billy woods were performing at The Old Hairdressers - an old rustic venue located down the dark, grimy cobbled street of Renfield Lane in the heart of Glasgow. A perfect location for the equally dark, grimy duo that is Armand Hammer. “Man, fuck Rap Genius!” is met with agreeable laughter from the group [...]

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 [...]

Koncept Interview

Koncept Interview

From working at Fat Beats Records to releasing music via Sony Records - Koncept is a Queens-based, globe-trotting emcee and frequent collaborator of contemporaries such as J57, Marco Polo & Royce Da 5'9". After two years on the road and a lot of time spent in Asia, including a sold out tour with Scoop Deville, [...]

MALIBU KEN – SELF-TITLED (RHYMESAYERS ENTERTAINMENT)

MALIBU KEN – SELF-TITLED (RHYMESAYERS ENTERTAINMENT)

Let’s get this out of the way, Malibu Ken’s artwork is not pleasing to the eye. It’s repulsive, visceral, warped -  and yet, the grotesque portrait possesses an odd magnetism. With this adage, on their debut release, Aesop Rock and Tobacco prove that even when the finer details aren’t so fine, ugliness can be strangely [...]

FOUR FISTS (P.O.S + Astronautalis) INTERVIEW

FOUR FISTS (P.O.S + Astronautalis) INTERVIEW

Following the release of their long-awaited debut album, 6666, the SOUTHSIDERS crew caught up with rap duo, Four Fists, comprising P.O.S (Stefon Alexander), a staple of the Minneapolis underground and a founding member of the Doomtree hip-hop collective, and Astronautalis (Andy Bothwell), an accomplished emcee out of Florida and Alexander’s long-time collaborator. Together, they are [...]

Atmosphere Madness – Results and Reflections

Atmosphere Madness – Results and Reflections

Inspired by the recent viral 'Kanye Madness' phenomenon, earlier this month the Southsiders gang got together to do our own, more indie-minded bracket - 'Atmosphere Madness'. 64 tracks, carefully selected from every Atmosphere project up until Mi Vida Local. The 64-song bracket aimed to reflect the entirety of the duo's work, ensuring each aspect of their [...]