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WVS Next Gen 2018 InFocus: Jose Halftime

Written by on 20 January 2018

Artist Name: Jose Halftime Growing up, what drew you to hip hop? Where there any artists or aspects of the scene which inspired you? The sound and culture first ran into hip hop through graffiti which I delved into in early high school, and hip hop was the soundtrack behind the art. One of the [...]

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WVS Next Gen 2018 InFocus: Figuero Jones

Written by on 19 January 2018

Name: Figuero Jones Growing up, what drew you to hip hop? Where there any artists or aspects of the scene which inspired you?  I was born in Sri Lanka and moved to Singapore, Kuwait, Jordan and now Australia, Perth. I consider myself to be somewhat of a nomad, and growing up all over the world has me [...]

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WVS Next Gen 2018 InFocus: Jessica Jade

Written by on 18 January 2018

Name: Jessica Jade Growing up, what drew you to hip hop? Where there any artists or aspects of the scene which inspired you? I've always been a really shy person. The energy that hip hop gives off - especially in rap songs - is what drew me to hip hop. In hip hop it's not [...]

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WVS Next Gen 2018 InFocus: Kid Pharoah

Written by on 17 January 2018

Name: Kid Pharaoh Growing up, what drew you to hip hop? Where there any artists or aspects of the scene which inspired you? Kanye's the reason I started making music. He's been my favourite artist since like 2005 when I saw the Jesus Walks video on TV for the first time. It's all Kanye. How have [...]

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WVS Next Gen 2018 InFocus: Elijah Yo

Written by on 16 January 2018

Name: Elijah Yo Growing up, what drew you to hip hop? Where there any artists or aspects of the scene which inspired you? The first time I started listening to hip hop was when I was 10. My older brother came over from NZ and gave me a phone full of rap music from NWA [...]

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WVS Next Gen 2018 InFocus: Vic August

Written by on 15 January 2018

Name: Vic August Growing up, what drew you to hip hop? Where there any artists or aspects of the scene which inspired you? I discovered hip hop in middle school through rap battles between Years 7 and 9. As I delved into bigger rap acts such as Lil Wayne and Drake, the quick thinking and [...]

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Mumbofish: On Fish Assholes, Obnoxious Homeless Fans & Slomo

Written by on 18 December 2017

Answered by: Ben Role: Guitar/vocals Where did the band name come from? The band was named after my goldfish, Mumbo. We wouldn’t have even thought to name the band after him until he died, but the timing was really uncanny. After the autopsy, the coroner’s report read the time of death that was the exact [...]

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Ride For Rain: On Murder, Big Macs & Japan’s Punk Craze

Written by on 8 December 2017

Tell us about how Ride For Rain began? Me and Goran have been writing and playing music together since high school, pretty much just trying to play as fast we could and sing in key. There’s an album under the name No-Hablo probably still floating around the internet. That was around 2012. After that, we [...]

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Manu Crook$: On The Scarehouse Project

Written by on 23 November 2017

When did you know you wanted to make music? About three to four years ago. Prior to that, we were just rapping and having fun and you might say isn’t rapping making music? Yes, to an extent, but there’s a lot of rappers that can’t make music! There’s a difference. What’s the hardest part about [...]

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