JetSetRadio.Live

Ashton James Brown explores a fan-made JSR online playlist/station called JetSetRadio.Live. Set in a futuristic age besieged by corporate forces, Jet Set Radio (and its sequel Jet Set Radio Future), were the cell-shaded chronicles of the GG’s, a gang of roller blading youths (or “rudies”). Their use of graffiti thwarted the evils of the “Rokkaku …

Witness This Glorious Online Archive Of Multicoloured Vinyl Records

No serious record collection is complete without a special looking record, whether it be an odd shape or a limited edition picture disc. Coloredvinylrecords.com is a brand new site showcasing some of the most beautiful records including multicoloured vinyl and a great selection of picture discs. While the site isn't a store, each disc comes with a Discogs …

Madison Moore Gives Lectures On “How to be Beyoncé”

I can't tell you how many times I've seen the phrase "I wish I was Beyoncé" on Twitter or thereabouts. It's not going to happen but her influence in pop culture is strong enough to warrant emulation. This admiration hasn't gone unnoticed, however, as Madison Moore, a postdoctoral research associate from King’s College London, has started a …

Thesis Discussing Hip Hop, Skate Culture & Web Culture In Tyler, The Creator's Music

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As someone who wrote a thesis for my music technology degree, I'm a sucker for music academic papers. This one piqued my interest. It relates to the multicultural facets of controversial rapper Tyler, The Creator. The thesis, written by Brazilian producer and musicologist Gustavo Souza Marques, discusses the ways Tyler, the Creator "shifts, but also maintains, some frames of gangsta …