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Jenessa Williams

Jenessa Williams
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Cupcakke

Has musical gatekeeping caused Cupcakke’s boredom with female rap?

Divisiveness over something that a celebrity said on Twitter? Surely not! Just like the rest of us, musicians are known for the odd foot-in-mouth...
Lil Nas X Montero

Satanic Panic over Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero’ proves that black queer sexuality is still...

All big new musical announcements these days start with the notes app, but for Lil Nas X, the message he typed last week was...
For Those i Love

‘For Those I Love’ album review – a poignant and accomplished debut

Grief is a complex thing. To survive as sentient beings, we have to do what we can to suppress the knowledge that our loved...

One year of Verzuz – how musical competition brought the timeline together

If you’re a regular Twitter user, you might have noticed some seemingly-random artists appearing in your ‘trending topics’ over the past year. Gucci Mane,...
Protest music

With the UK’s right to peaceful protest under threat, protest music is more important...

The news agenda has been a hard one to stomach these last few weeks (months, years…), and it’s difficult not to feel like each...
Haim

How many studies into music’s gender imbalance need to happen before things change?

We all know how it goes by now. A big report comes out, citing some damning evidence that reveals that there is still a...

Robots at rest: The orbit and influence of Daft Punk by those who were...

Right as we're all (tentatively) rejoicing over the news that we might actually be able to get to a gig this year, 2021 decided...
Yungblud podcast

How Yungblud made podcasting a Gen Z hit

It’s difficult to put your finger on why, but there’s something about the boom of podcast-listening that has often felt like a very ‘older...
Arctic Monkeys

Why was 2006 such a good year for music?

If you’re old enough to have been a music fan in the early noughties, there was likely a record that you’ll remember feverishly refreshing...
Marilyn Manson

Abusers hiding in plain sight are still abusers

Trigger warning: domestic & sexual abuse, violence, self-harm Raised to mainstream prominence in 2017, the #MeToo movement is one that has brought all manner of...