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AuthorEliorah Malifa

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October 11, 2010

In 2008, activist and author of the bestselling Confessions of an Economic Hitman, John Perkins warned Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa that the jackals were circling. Indeed, after the Honduran military stormed Manuel Zelaya’s presidential palace in June 2009, Correa told MSNBC about intelligence reports suggesting, “after Zelaya, I’m next.” The events of Thursday 30 September […]

September 21, 2009

Usher, Chris Brown, Mario, Trey Songs, Neyo. These guys are the face of R&B/Soul right now. In comparison to, say, Maxwell, I would call the current face of R&B mediocre. Despite being unable to match the dancing ability of the under 25 crowd, Maxwell continues to hit it, producing quality music with meaning. Blacksummers’night is […]

September 14, 2009

I’m not a fan of the Black Eyed Peas. Over the past 5–7 years I’ve developed a strong pimp hand against their music. With the advent of Fergie (a mutt I can’t stand), my feelings have been that her involvement has turned the once alternative hipsters into tween-aimed ‘plain old peas’ who make songs about […]

September 14, 2009

Clap Clap Riot played Mighty Mighty on 22 August. At the risk of sounding like flying ignorami, Indie/Pop-Rock isn’t my favourite genre of music. I always, however, go into things with an open mind. So when I was given the assignment, I asked myself what the perfect measure of brilliance for these guys would be. […]

September 7, 2009

Last year’s December issue of XXL magazine, named ‘the class of 2009’, Soul Provider Blu was in this group of 10 virtual unknowns, predicted to be large this year. Alongside him were Asher Roth, Charles Hamilton, Wale, B.O.B, and Kid Cudi; all of whom killed it this year. Perhaps Blu hasn’t enjoyed the same notoriety […]

August 17, 2009

Fantasy Ride is Ciara’s third album. Known for being a tomboy, it finds her looking at her persona from several different angles. On ‘Never Ever (ft Young Jeezy)’, she takes a soft approach, rethinking a relationship that’s not going anywhere, while on ‘Like a Surgeon’, she uses metaphor to talk herself up the way a […]

July 13, 2009

The words Australia and hip-hop are perhaps not all that synonymous. Despite this, Bliss N Eso are some cats that have been on the Australian underground tip for quite a while now. More recently the Sydney trio have come to the fore making some ‘giant leaps’ in the name of Australian hip-hop. Flying Colours is […]

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