Pittsburgh-based singer and rapper, Mac Miller, recently released his posthumous album. The album focuses on themes of mental healing and how he moved on from his struggles, coated with different styles of rap and RnB balladry throughout the album.
Tag: hip hop
Editorial Roundtable: Soto Ayam Bu Karti
“Soto Ayam Bu Karti” has been in our staff members’ conversations for the past few weeks. This absurd short parody by Mamang Kesbor references the style of trap hip hop artists (most obviously Playboi Carti) to tell a story about a chicken soto street food stall. Speed of Sound Mag’s editors and staff writers collaborated on an editorial reviewing the song and the extent of which “Soto Ayam Bu Karti” impacts Indonesian culture, however niche it could be.
Tiad Hilm’s Downpour: A Man’s Confession
Semarang-based rapper/singer/producer Tiad Hilm of HILLS. Collective is back with his latest single Downpour. Unlike his previous releases, Downpour is something completely new to his listeners.
Sound Check, vol. 5 with ENVY*
ENVY* is a distinct voice in the Indonesian music scene. In a scene dominated by solo rappers, this collective is a significant player inside the scarcity of Indonesian hip hop collectives. With their innovation, catchy music, and idiosyncratic message, ENVY* is on their way to becoming a major voice in the Indonesian hip hop scene. The Speedofsoundmag team talked to ENVY* about NO WONDER WE HAVE NO FRIENDS, self-expression, and the t-slur.
Rich Brian Journeys On In “Yellow”
Rich Brian’s new single, “Yellow” doesn’t feel like a Rich Brian song—we’re missing the usual trap beats and his signature low deadpan delivery. But what we get is something much, much more than the ordinary.
Peeking Inside Jibs’ Empty Room
On May 31st, local rapper Jibs released his single “Empty Room”. Produced and mixed by none other than himself under the mononym sleepyboi, Jibs serves us with a lo-fi hip hop track decorated with trap beats and self-written lyrics about lingering heartbreak and his perspective on life.
Discussing Fear / Loathing with Tiad Hilm
Semarang-based rapper/singer/songwriter Tiad Hilm released his new experimental hip hop single “Fear/Loathing” on May 10, 2019 under local music collective HILLS.
Review: Not Waving, But Drowning by Loyle Carner
Mercury Prize nominated, up and coming British rapper Loyle Carner released a mature follow-up to his first album on April 19th, mostly talking about his post-coming of age journey.
Re-living Our Organised Chaos: A Playlist
Our first-ever gig and launching party was held last Saturday at D’Lab Building Menteng, Jakarta. Didn’t make it the other day? Don’t worry, we’ve prepared a playlist filled with our performers’ original music and songs played by the DJs at our gig just for you – and those who want to jump into our first-gig-nostalgia. Enjoy.
Review: sleepless in ____ by Epik High
Korean Alternative Hip Hop juggernaut Epik High released their newest project, sleepless in ______ on Monday, featuring a collective of big names such as Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna, BTS rapper-producer Suga, and K-R&B ballad singer Crush.