They say the best things in life are free and staying in and perusing an infinite ocean of content is totally one of those things
Hellooooo weekend. Time to crack open a cold one, get your hair looking just right and, erm, fire up the ol’ laptop. You’ve got approximately 48 hours to kill till you have to go back to the grind so why not fill your brains with excellent online content?
Thank us later.
We can’t think of a better place to start than our in-depth cover feature exploring the divisive, teenage rap sensation Lil Yachty. From there you can glide into Noisey‘s exploration of the women leading the political revolution in music and soundtrack the whole thing with Florentino’s glorious mix for FACT.
Just keep on scrolling to get stuck in.
The Strange World of Lil YachtyCrack Magazine
Crack Magazine’s latest cover feature explores the strange world of Lil Yachty. The Atlantan rapper is currently at the heart of a fierce debate in the hip-hop world about the genre’s direction. His brand of bubblegum trap is seen as the zenith of rap’s shift towards hyperactive aototuned energy. Duncan Harrison caught up with Yachty to see if he could decipher exactly what it is that makes this unassuming teenager so powerfully divisive. Find out for yourself here.
A Tribe Called Quest Reflect On LossThe New York Times
On 11 November, A Tribe Called Quest will release We Got It From Here, Thank You For Your Service – their first album in 18 years. Speaking to The New York Times, Q-Tip describes Phife Dawg’s passion during the recording sessions which – unbeknown to those around him – would be his last. Quoting the album’s guests such as André 3000 and Busta Rhymes, the feature is heartbreaking and inspiring in equal measure, highlighting the significance of the Five Foot Assassin’s final album with his old friends.
Meet The Women Driving Music’s Political RevolutionNoisey
There’s no arguing against the facts: music needs politics right now. This article, written by Noisey‘s assistant editor Emma Garland, puts the focus on the women at the forefront of politicising the medium across the globe. Taking in artists and collectives from Russia, Iran and more Garland expounds on the fact that music’s female revolution is being led by women. Not convinced? Maybe it’s time to check out the facts.
Dive into Florentino's Glorious FACT mixFACT
Manchester-based reggaeton enthusiast Florentine sets the tone for the weekend with his selection of original productions and edits for FACT‘s revered mix series. Spanning a wide range of bouncing tracks from the likes of Murlo, DJ Lycox and more this is a truly singular selection from a truly singular selector.
Garyson Perry Delves Further Into Gender IdentityChannel 4
Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry is renowned for his critical dismantling of outmoded gender roles. Aligning with the themes of his new book, The Descent of Man, and expanding on his previous, identity-mapping work for Channel 4, here Perry explores his own experiences of gender identity. Alongside that of three people from the trans community: model Tschan; truck driver Geoff; and EJ, a fashion historian, it’s inspiring to see these stories published on such a large platform. As Perry outlines in the project himself, “I’m more interested in the kind of emotional rewards of finding who you are… one of the great joys of my life is not giving a damn”. Read more and watch the shorts via Creative Review.
Amy Rose Spiegel Talks Sexual Inclusivity
Amy Rose Spiegel’s Action: A Book About Sex is a frank and inclusive discussion of 21st century sexual politics, in response to the heteronormative gaze often found in sex writing. The former Rookie editor’s talk with Charlotte Zoller for the Creative Independent follows a similar path, exploring how our generation writes, talks and thinks about sex.