Drake Gifted $500,000 Diamond Jacket

Drake is dripping in diamonds.

Famed Toronto tailor Garrison Bespoke surprised the 6 God by gifting him a one-of-a-kind sports jacket covered in 235 handset diamonds during Tuesday’s Raptors game.

According to Page Six, the custom outerwear costs $550,000 and is made from 100-year-old deadstock jersey cloth from the House of Dormeuil’s private collection.

It is adorned with lab-grown Diamond Foundry diamonds in the shape of a basketball on the inside left-hand lining and Drake’s signature OVO owl logo on the exterior and interior right-hand side.

“It’s a real honour to create a piece for Drake to celebrate a successful year as the Raptors’ Global Ambassador,” said Michael Nguyen, the owner of Garrison Bespoke. “This year, we created a really special jacket that marries old world craft and new world innovation.”

The jacket will fit nicely in Drake’s extravagant wardrobe. He recently showed off his million-dollar outfit including $15,000 Tom Ford crocodile shoes, $200,000 chain, and $750,000 Richard Mille watch.

Drake has also teamed up with Dsquared2 on a line of OVO-branded apparel. The capsule collection, which is sold online and at OVO stores, includes streetwear such as hoodies, track pants, T-shirts, jeans, and denim jackets.

#ThrowbackThursdays: Eminem Unleashed "The Marshall Mathers LP" In 2000

May 23, 2000 – Not too many MCs have made as massive of an impact on Hip Hop and pop culture as Eminem. Love him or hate him, Em’s album sales don’t lie — he sold more units than any other artist just last year.

On May 23, 2000, the Detroit-bred rap titan released his third studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP. It served as the follow-up to The Slim Shady LP, which had won a Grammy Award in the Best Rap Album category the year prior.

Produced by Dr. Dre, the 18-track project was created in a two-month “creative binge” and often included 20-hour studio sessions. In an old interview with VH1, Dre explained, “We don’t wake up at two in the morning, call each other, and say, ‘I have an idea. We gotta get to the studio.’ We just wait and see what happens when we get there.”

The result was a Billboard 200 chart-topping album that cemented Slim Shady’s international rap star status. It sold roughly 1.76 million copies in its first week, making it the fastest-selling rap album in history.

The MMLP would go on to be certified diamond by the RIAA, meaning it has sold over 10 million copies since its release.

It would also spawn a new word that is now included in both the Oxford Dictionary and Merriam-Webster thanks to “Stan” featuring singer Dido.

The song finds Em wrestling with his newfound celebrity status through the eyes of an obsessed fan named Stan. The powerful video has racked up over 241 million YouTube views over the years.

Other highlights included “The Way I Am,” which was actually a last minute addition to the album. Feeling pressure from Interscope Records to make another “My Name Is,” he pumped out “The Way I Am” in an attempt to shut them up.

He also penned “The Real Slim Shady” toward the end of the sessions. Both tracks ended up being singles with the latter winning a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance in 2001.

But Eminem wouldn’t be Eminem without some controversy. Several politicians slammed Shady’s often violent, misogynistic and homophobic content. During a United States Senate hearing, Dick Cheney’s wife Lynne blasted the song “Kill You.”

“[He’s] a rap singer who advocates murder and rape,” she said. “He talks about murdering and raping his mother. He talks about choking women slowly so he can hear their screams for a long time. He talks about using O.J.’s machete on women, and this is a man who is honored by the recording industry.”

Ontario Attorney General Jim Flaherty also tried to have Em stopped at the Canadian border. “I personally don’t want anyone coming to Canada who will come here and advocate violence against women,” Flaherty said in a 2000 interview with The Globe and Mail newspaper.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) organization also protested Em’s work.

Here’s Eminem’s Discography Ranked From Bottom To Top

Despite the pushback – even from peers such as pop singer Christina Aguilera who he dissed on “The Real Slim Shady” —  the album still took home the gilded trophy for Best Rap Album.

Revisit The Marshall Mathers LP in its entirety below.

#DXCLUSIVE: Diego Money Rolls Through With "Lt. Dan" Video

HipHopDX Premiere – Diego Money is on a roll. After celebrating his upcoming release with a Green Tape Release Party in Los Angeles last month and plotting the launch of his own strain of weed, the Texas-bred artist is back with a visual for “Lt. Dan.”

The video precedes the release of Green, which features Famous Dex on two songs, including “Know Us” and “Can’t Hang.”

Diego came up as a member of the IceWater Division, a group of Soundcloud rappers from Dallas. That relationship eventually led to Diego’s collaborations with Lil Yachty, Dex and Thouxanbanfauni.

Green is expected to arrive on Thursday (May 24).

In the meantime, check out the “Lt. Dan” video above and pre-order the project here. 

#DXCLUSIVE: South Coast Coalition Debuts "Third World 3" With Boosie, Mystikal, Curren$y & More

Baton Rouge’s South Coast Coalition has added a new entry to their Third World compilation series. Ahead of its official release this Friday (May 24), the duo premieres an exclusive stream of the album on HipHopDX.

Third World 3 features 24 tracks with contributions by some of the top rappers in Louisiana. Guests include Boosie Badazz, Mystikal, Curren$y, Young Bleed, Max Minelli, T-Bo, Level, Box and Joe Scott, among others.

“Our original idea for the compilation series was to promote unity by featuring artists from all over the city,” SCC’s Mista Matt tells DX. “We decided to put together Third World 3 because die-hard fans kept asking for another Third World compilation on a weekly basis.”

He continues, “The album includes previously unreleased music as well as brand new material. We wanted to include the Baton Rouge veterans, as well as a few upcoming artists. The spotlight is on Baton Rouge more than ever, and we want to see everybody win. We shot six videos to promote the project, which you can view at YouTube.com/SouthCoastCoalition.”

Check out SCC’s Third World 3 stream, cover art and tracklist below.

#DXCLUSIVE: South Coast Coalition Debuts "Third World 3" With Boosie, Mystikal, Curren$y & More

1. Bad Azz – Boosie Badazz
2. Killing You Softly – South Coast Coalition & Mystikal
3. One Of Us – Young Bleed & Max Minelli
4. Bag (Remix) – Muk, Joe Scott, Hot Boy Major & BeezyKKK
5. Lights – Mookie Black
6. Growing Pains – T-Bo
7. Drugs – South Coast Coalition & Max Minelli
8. Issues – Mookie Black
9. Jigg & Step – Mookie Black & Level
10. Bones – Lil Witness
11. SouthSide Savages – Young Bleed
12. Ready For Me – Mookie Black
13. T-Bo (Skit)
14. How The Game Goes – T-Bo, South Coast Coalition, Muk & Curren$y
15. Planet Of The Apes – Box
16. The Struggle – South Coast Coalition & Mookie Black
17. Show Me Something – Muk
18. Get In There – J-Boy
19. For My Villains – Mike Da Hustla & Mookie Black
20. Lil Handy (Skit)
21. Lord’s Gift – Mista Matt
22. Bag – Muk
23. Biddy Bye – Mookie Black & Boosie Badazz
24. Chip Donaldson (Skit)

FLY Open Air Festival in Scotland Bans Mobile Phones Entirely

The FLY Open Air festival in Scotland completely banned smartphones at its Boiler Room Stage to keep attendees “in the moment.”

The festival took place in Edinburgh over the weekend and organizers tweeted to let fans know phones would be collected. A tweet announcing the policy stated, “NAE PHONES” in true Scottish style.

In an interview with Metro, festival director Tom Ketley said the policy decision was made to keep fans in the moment. He drew comparisons to movie theaters, saying fans don’t film through their phones there. Ketley believes live concerts shouldn’t be any different.

“Dance music is becoming more popular within youth culture, and more and more young people are getting addicted to their phones. It means people are watching the whole show through their screens.”

Ketley says his team felt like there was no other way to handle the phone ban than collecting them. He says putting stickers over people’s cameras isn’t an option because they’ll just take them off.

In the end, attendees had to place their phones in a lockable pouch, a solution now being used by an increasing number of performers. More than 8,000 security pouches were shipped to the festival for the event. Attendees still had access to their phones, but they were locked away in these pouches.

For those who needed access to their phone, unlocking bases were found in the lobby. The security measure was only in use for those acts that took place on the Boiler Room stage. While you would expect some people to be upset by the idea, many attendees expressed relief at the no-phones policy.

This is the first time a festival in the UK has banned phones altogether, but many performers have asked fans for years to simply enjoy the show. The line-up for the FLY Open Air Festival included Kornel Kovacs, Jasper James, Theo Kottis, Eclair Fifi, and Big Miz.

A Smaller Samsung Smart Speaker Passes Through FCC Testing

Several months after revealing the Galaxy Home, Samsung appears to have another smaller smart speaker on the way.

Recent FCC filing documents show a smaller Samsung smart speaker with a design that resembles its larger Galaxy Home cousin.  The smart speaker features AKG branding on the front with buttons for volume and other controls.  It also appears to feature a micro-USB port on the bottom of the device for charging.

The new Samsung smart speaker carries the model number SM-V310, which is similar to the Galaxy Home’s model number SM-V510. Aside from giving us a picture of the bowl-shaped device, not much else is known about it. The FCC filing does reveal that the speaker will support both WiFi and Bluetooth technology.

Pricing for the smaller Samsung Smart Speaker is currently unknown.

It’s sort of strange to see Samsung prepping another model of a smart speaker when the hasn’t gone on sale yet. Samsung has missed multiple deadlines in regards to the Galaxy Home, which was first introduced alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

Back in February at the Samsung Unpacked event, Samsung let slip that they expected the speakers to launch in April. Now the South Korean company refuses to address any delay, saying it will launch in the “first half of 2019.” We’ve got about a month left before Samsung misses that deadline and pushes it into the second half of the year.

The Galaxy Home smart speaker is powered by Samsung’s own digital assistant called Bixby, but a recent survey shows that Bixby the least popular smart assistant in the United States. Only 4% of U.S. adults say they use Bixby, compared to 44% who say they use Siri, 30% for Google Assistant, and 17% for Alexa.

Samsung truly has an uphill battle to market these speakers. Samsung claims it has technology in its speakers that “intuitively moves a wave of sound directly towards you when asked.” Guess we’ll be waiting a bit longer to see just how accurate that statement is.

Brooklyn Is Officially Naming a Street After Notorious B.I.G.

 

The Brooklyn intersection that the late rapper Notorious B.I.G. called his stomping grounds will be renamed in his honor.

The announcement was made by the Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation yesterday, on what would have been Biggie’s 47th birthday. The Fulton Street intersection between Gates Avenue and St. James Place will be renamed to ‘Wallace Way’. Biggie’s family is expected to be in attendance at the ceremony on June 10.

The ceremony will be open to the public and will start around 12 PM EST. Biggie’s mother, Ms. Voletta Wallace, his children, and some of his closest friends are expected to be in attendance. The initiative to rename the intersection in honor of the rapper first got approval in November of last year.

The Brooklyn Community Board approved the proposal on November 2nd, saying that honoring Biggie goes beyond just one man.

“Honoring Biggie symbolizes more than just one man. It symbolizes a culture. It symbolizes a borough. It symbolizes a people, and hip-hop is worldwide.”

Born Christopher George Latore Wallace, the rapper later went by many names. Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, and Big Poppa were just some of the rapper’s nicknames. Wallace met his untimely death on March 9th, 1997, when he was only 24-years-old.

Fans of Biggie and hip-hop are expected to show up to the ceremony. Biggie’s music will be on the speakers during the hour-long event with fans repping Biggie “in a horde like he still on St. James.”

Perhaps the ‘golden age’ of hip-hop is getting memorialized by its New York birthplace.  Just recently, Staten Island’s Park Hill neighborhood was ‘The Wu-Tang Clan District’ to honor the legendary rap group. The New York City Council first announced the decision in December of last year.

Justin Bieber is Launching a Plant-Based Deodorant Later This Year

Mega pop star Justin Bieber has teamed up with Unilever-owned Schmidt’s Naturals to introduce a new deodorant scent.

The Bieber-created scent is called Here Now and was revealed by the singer on his Instagram. He posted a shirtless photo of himself captioned with, “ready for Here Now… new collab coming this fall.”

Bieber appears to have been involved in the conception of the product, collaborating with Schmidt’s on the name, packaging, and scent.  The plant-based product will launch in Fall of this year, though no specific details have been shared.

Bieber announced back in March that he would be taking a hiatus from the world of music. Instead, he said he would focus on his recent marriage to Hailey Baldwin and his mental health.

Despite that announcement, Bieber released a new song with Ed Sheeran earlier this month called ‘I Don’t Care.’ He also collaborated with DJ Khaled on his song, ‘No Brainer.’

Both Bieber and Baldwin have been working on their independent fashion lines, too. Bieber’s contemporary fashion label, Drew House, launched early this year. The line consists of beige and corduroy pieces and graphic T-shirts and sweaters that feature the brand’s smiley face logo. The first pop-up shop for the brand was hosted in March in Hong Kong.

Bieber is no stranger to the fashion world, as he first made his debut as a Calvin Klein underwear spokes model in 2015 and 2016.  Hailey Baldwin is also focusing on her fashion line, called Bieber Beauty. She recently filed for a trademark for the line in April, revealing the line will focus on beauty and cosmetic products.”

As for the deodorant, Schmidt’s may have plucked the perfect celebrity teammate to spread its plant-based all-natural concept.  The tie-up obviously carries pitfalls, though the undoubtedly high-priced alliance could also give Schmidt’s a strong position on well-entrenched deodorant brands.

Will Smith & DJ Khaled Remake "Friend Like Me" For "Aladdin" Soundtrack

Will Smith and DJ Khaled have joined forces for a Hip Hop remake of “Friend Like Me.” The track appears on the soundtrack for the live-action version of Disney’s Aladdin.

Smith will be starring as the Genie in the upcoming Guy Ritchie-directed film, which opens in theaters this Friday (May 24). The track, which starts off with Khaled’s familiar “Another one!” exclamation, will be used as the movie’s end title theme.

The original “Friend Like Me” was performed by the late Robin Williams, who provided the voice for the Genie in the 1992 animated version of Aladdin.

Listen to the remake above.

Logic Signs Exclusive Publishing Deal with Universal Music Publishing Group

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has confirmed a new deal with a major rapper.

Def Jam artist Logic has signed an exclusive, worldwide administration deal with the major publishing company.

The deal comes after the rapper’s latest album, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.  This marks his third No. 1 album.  Last month, Logic – real name Sir Robert Bryson Hall II – also became a New York Times bestselling author following the release of his paperback fiction novel, Supercrown.

Throughout his career, the rapper has amassed billions of streams on platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.  Logic has also sold well over five million albums.  His Def Jam catalog includes four albums and seven mixtapes.  ‘Homicide,’ the rapper’s single featuring Eminem, also reached No. 1 on Spotify.  Last year, he earned a Grammy nod for ‘1­800-273-8255’ (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline).  Following the single’s release, NSPL’s calls jumped 27%.

This fall, the rapper will launch the North American Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Tour.  He’ll perform in 26 cities, including Portland, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Miami, among others.

Speaking about the signing, David Gray, UMPG’s Executive Vice President and Head of West Coast A&R, explained,

Logic is a supremely creative artist and songwriter with a tremendous work ethic.  From his earliest days creating mixtapes, he’s grown into a superstar who has conquered writing, rapping, singing, producing and beyond. Logic is at the top of his game and only going up.  The UMPG team looks forward to delivering outstanding opportunities in support of his incredible music.

Expressing his joy about the signing, Logic said,

I’m truly excited to begin my new creative partnership with UMPG.  My conversations with Jody Gerson, David Gray, and those who I have met thus far have been inspiring, and I know they will be a fantastic help to bringing my creative visions to life.

 


Featured image by The Come Up Show (CC by 2.0).

Boxer Suing JAY-Z, Roc Nation & Live Nation For Allegedly Forcing Him To Fight

Los Angeles, CA – A now retired boxer is suing JAY-Z, Roc Nation Sports and Live Nation for negligence, claiming he was forced to fight when he was not ready and suffered a near-fatal brain injury as a result.

According to The Blast, Daniel “Twitch” Franco, a 25-year-old prizefighter from Rancho Cucamonga, California, signed with Roc Nation Sports in 2015.

Prior to signing with Hov’s company, Franco boasted an undefeated record of 10-0-3. Afterward, he went on to win his first five fights after receiving their backing.

My most recent bout under Roc Nation Sports was a success! Improving my record to eleven victories with no defeats, I…

Posted by Daniel "Twitch" Franco on Sunday, July 12, 2015

However, Franco claims problems arose when he contracted the flu and was not able to train properly for his fight against super lightweight Francisco Agustin Suarez, which took place on March 23, 2017. When he and his father told Roc Nation Sports they needed to cancel or postpone the fight, he alleges the company forced him to go forward with the bout.

He went on to lose by TKO.

He took on two more bouts in 2017, one on Friday, (May 12) and the final on Saturday, (June 12) which ended up being his last professional fight ever. He claims he was recovering from two skull fractures and a brain bleed going into the event in June and also asserts he had not received medical clearance before entering the ring.

Franco lost in the eighth round after being knocked out by Jose Haro, which he claims caused him to suffer “a devastating brain hemorrhage.” 

The brutal knockout sent him into a coma and prompted for a surgery to remove a portion of his skull. As a result of his injuires, he now has been confined to wearing protective headgear.

Franco is now personally suing, seeking unspecified damages, declaring Roc Nation Sports should have known he was not ready to fight. He also told the celebrity news outlet in a video that JAY-Z’s company instructed him to take down a GoFund me page his family set up for donations to cover medical bills, saying Roc Nation Sports told him they, “would figure it out.”

“They told me to take my post down, which was about Roc Nation, about fighting at Roc Nation, and they called me, they actually reached out, it was the first time I heard from them, and they said, ‘hey, you know, take your post down and we’ll call you within 72 hours and everything will be fine, you know just take it down right now and we’ll call you back,” Franco explains in part.

“They just never called us. They had me take my post down, and so, I put my post back up, and that’s how it has been with Roc Nation. They haven’t been true to their word and they haven’t been great people, they left me out to dry and I have over $200,000 dollars in medical bills.”

No official statement from Roc Nation Sports on the matter has been made available to date.

Watch the full interview with Franco below.

Rae Solomon Files $25 Million Against Live Nation for Allegedly Stealing All-Female Country Music Festival Idea

Rae Solomon has filed a $25 million lawsuit against Live Nation.

Filed at the Davidson Country, Tennessee Circuit Court, the Nashville-based country singer claims the global concert promoter outright stole her idea for an all-female country music festival.

The Zenitheve Music Festival, which would’ve taken place in Chicago on May 19th, would’ve featured Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Lauren Alaina, and Lindsay Ell.  These artists will instead perform in an all-female opening day of Live Nation’s Country LakeShake Festival in Chicago on June 21st.  The three-day festival will wrap up on June 23rd.

In the lawsuit, the country singer alleges “the opening day of the Country LakeShake is, essentially, a mirror image of Zenitheve.”  She also claims to have created the idea of an all-female country music festival as early as 2017.  Solomon purportedly gave interviews to local media outlets about her idea and even created a website.

In a likely fatal blow to the country singer’s lawsuit, Lambert, Morris, and Ell’s respective management teams said they had never heard about the Zenitheve Music Festival nor had ever been booked to perform.

Lambert’s management team said,

“There was no offer for Miranda, and I am not familiar with the Zenitheve festival.”

Nevertheless, Solomon claims in her lawsuit she had discussed the idea with Live Nation’s Women Nation Fund.  The company then asked her for a list of acts she had “pursued” for Zenitheve.  She had allegedly also secured a venue, contract, and budget proposal for the inaugural event.

Immediately following the all-female opening day lineup, the country singer claims investors quickly backed out.  They “[cited] the direct competition from Live Nation.”  Thus, Solomon had to cancel her Zenitheve Music Festival idea.  She subsequently filed the lawsuit on May 7th over “Live Nation’s fraudulent misrepresentations about the nature of their supporting Zenitheve.”

Douglas S. Johnston, Solomon’s lawyer, has asked for a jury trial for “compensatory damages of $25 million, as well as punitive damages and litigation costs.”

Live Nation has declined to issue a statement over the lawsuit.

 


Featured image by Rae Solomon (Facebook photograph).

KXNG Crooked Drops "The Weeklys Vol. 2" Project

KXNG Crooked, the host of HipHopDX’s new show Crook’s Corner, has been staying busy this year with the relaunch of his Hip Hop Weekly series. To help fans keep up with the constant barrage of tracks, the veteran MC has put together a second compilation of the songs.

After dropping Vol. 1 in March, Crooked is back with a new release titled The Weeklys Vol. 2. The project includes the last 11 entries in his Hip Hop Weekly series.

Check out Crooked’s The Weeklys Vol. 2 stream, cover art and tracklist below.

KXNG Crooked Drops "The Weeklys Vol. 2" Project

1. Bishop
2. Glock Away
3. Go Crazy
4. More Love
5. Live 4 It
6. Party
7. Earth Day N Tha Hood
8. Cadillac
9. The Calm Before the Storm
10. Storm
11. Good

Big Sean & Lil Wayne Hit The Studio Following “SNL”

After making surprise cameos on DJ Khaled’s Saturday Night Live takeover, Big Sean and Lil Wayne went “bar-for-bar” in an overnight studio session.

On Tuesday (May 21), Sean Don posted an Instagram photo of the two veteran rappers with the caption, “After SNL that night went to the Stu on some bar for bar type shit, sun came up on us!”

Prior to the session, Weezy and Sean performed Father Of Asahd cut “Jealous” alongside Khaled.

Since Sean postponed his tour last year to continue working on his upcoming album and Wayne has been subtly hinting at releasing his three-year-old Funeral project, there may be many opportunities for another Big Sean/Lil Wayne collaboration in the near future.

Longtime fans will remember the pair’s past hits such as “Beware,” “My Homies Still” and “How Many Times.”

Revisit the SNL performance below.

Sofar Sounds CEO Defends Poor Artist Payouts as Company Raises $25 Million

Sofar Sounds has reached a new fundraising milestone.

Led by Battery Ventures and Union Square Ventures, the house concerts company has raised $25 million.  Sofar Sounds previously raised $6 million from Octopus Ventures and Virgin Group, who also participated in the recent fundraising round.

The announcement comes just three months after Sofar Sounds hired its new CEO, Jim Lucchese.  He previously served as the Global Head of Creator at Spotify.

The company will use the funding to fuel its global expansion plans.  It aims to become “the de facto way emerging artists play outside of traditional venues.”

Showing the company continues to underpay musicians their fair share, Sofar Sounds pays bands just $100 for a 25-minute set.  The company also doesn’t pay host venues anything, while Sofar pockets around $1,000 to $1,600 per gig.  Defending its practice, the company argues bands receive more exposure.

Sofar now hosts over 600 shows per month across 430 cities around the globe.  These include New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Sydney, and Seoul, among many others.  The company has also claimed 40 of the 25,000 artists who have participated in performances have either received a Grammy nod or a win.

According to a source speaking with TechCrunch, the lack of fair payments to artists likely comes from overhead costs.  Sofar Sounds, a for-profit company, pays full-time employees to focus on venue reservation, artist bookings, and promotion.  The $100 payment artists receive, however, remains only a fraction of what Sofar earns from ticket sales alone.

Speaking about the company’s unfair payments, Joshua McClain, an alternative artist from Oakland, explained,

Sofar…seems to be just fine with leaving out the most integral part: paying the musicians.

Urging people to #BoycottSofarSounds, he adds,

This is where they willingly step onto the same stage as companies like Uber or Lyft – savvy middle-men tech start-ups, with powerful marketing muscle, not-so-delicately wedging themselves in-between the customer and merchant (audience and musician in this case).  In this model, everything but the service-provider is put first: growth, profitability, share-holders, marketers, convenience, and audience members –  all at the cost of the hardworking people that actually provide the service.

Defending the company’s practice, Lucchese said,

$100…for a showcase slot is definitely fair.

He doesn’t think playing “a Sofar [gig] right now is the right move for every type of artist.”   Spinning the poor payouts, Luchesse said shows are “pay-what-you-want” and artists keep “the majority of the money.”

However, in an exposé published two years ago, KQED writer Emma Silvers found most artists don’t know Sofar Sounds is a for-profit company.  They also don’t know the company pockets most of the money earned from gigs.

Speaking with Silvers, Madeline Kenney, another Oakland singer/songwriter, explained,

“I think they talk a lot about supporting local artists, but what they’re actually doing is perpetuating the idea that it’s okay for musicians to get paid s—t.”

 


Featured image by Sofar Sounds Melbourne.