The Chennai-born, Calgary-raised rap duo discuss finding their feet in an industry dominated by men, and why a salacious sense of humour is at the heart of everything they do.
Okayplayer: Behind the Beat - French Montana & Harry Fraud Birthed a Timeless NYC Classic With “Shot Caller”
In the latest Behind The Beat, Thomas Hobbs spoke to producer Harry Fraud about his love for gangster movie arcs and the story behind creating French Montana's "Shot Caller".
For the 36th part of my London on Screen series, I wrote about the gothic house from Mike Leigh's Naked and why the striking building maintains such intrigue.
"The combined length of the year’s two most-hyped albums, Kanye West’s Donda and Drake’s CLB, clocks in at 194 minutes – almost as long as a cramped train ride from London to Leeds, or James Cameron’s Titanic..."
For the 35th part of my London on Screen series, I wrote about Tom Cruise landing a helicopter in Trafalgar Square for 'Edge of Tomorrow'.
Over a year ago, hip hop band Injury Reserve tragically lost one of its three members. Now, amid the release of their new album, the band’s remaining artists, Ritchie With A T and Parker Corey, are processing grief and finding ways to honour the late rapper’s legacy.
My rap podcast 'Exit the 36 Chambers' was included in this list of the best UK culture and music podcasts to listen to in 2021.
The underrated horror actor never ascended to Hollywood royalty, but in his local Whitstable he was venerated – his shadow still looms large.
In the latest Behind The Beat, Thomas Hobbs spoke with Ron-Ron about co-producing the serotonin booster 'Rude' by 03 Greedo and how the pair shaped a new sound for LA rap.
"Cochise’s baby-pitched raps trade the nihilism and excess of his rap peers for self-empowerment and niche Manga references. Rapping over euphoric trap instrumentals that mix the raw with the sugary sweet, the Florida rapper’s infectious merriment makes his demand of “N***a, better turn me up!” on “Tell Em” impossible to ignore."
The UK rapper digs deep for his second album to produce spoken-word therapy that taps into a generation wondering how things have got so bad.
Faux songs created from original vocals by star artists are becoming more popular (and more convincing), leading to murky questions of morality and legality.