The Weird And Wonderful World Of GTA V Rap Music Videos In 2017

The fifth instalment of Grand Theft Auto’s main game series took some notable steps towards further establishing the franchise’s relationship with the hip hop community. Continue reading “The Weird And Wonderful World Of GTA V Rap Music Videos In 2017”

Monthly Bangers: June 2017

Whilst June offered some fleeting moments of respite for those whose faith in humanity had been all but shredded to pieces, it still resulted in everybody who isn’t an austerity-loving prick sinking into despair as our beloved prime minister assumedly discovered the ‘infinite bells’ glitch from Animal Crossing and bought her way back into power. But hey, there were still bangers, so let’s end it on a high with some of those.

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UTM Discuss: Do Rappers Need To Be Good?

Some rappers are awe inspiring (#TYBG), some rappers are complete trash and some rappers are RiFF RAFF. But in the internet age, does the quality of a rapper really matter? Drake comparing his swimming pool to Kanye’s is far more tweetable and notable than discussion about rap virtuosos. The UTM editors got together to figure out if a rapper’s tone, flow and lyricism have to be high quality for music to be worthwhile and, in the process, we discussed autotune, political lyrics and Stitches.

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Is Baauer More Than The Harlem Shake?

We remember the ‘Harlem Shake’ don’t we? Maybe not the entire thing, but 30 seconds or so of it.

As a meme, the video was replicated by many people and went viral in early February 2013, with thousands of “Harlem Shake” videos being made and uploaded to YouTube every day at the height of its popularity. Continue reading “Is Baauer More Than The Harlem Shake?”