Axis of Awesome shows how easy it is to create a hit song with a simple 4 cord progression. Learn about the magic of music from this Australian comedy group performing at the 2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. (more…)
King Robbo, street artist from London, passed away on July 31st, 2014 from health complications related to a head injury believed to be the result of an accidental fall in 2011 in which he was placed in an induced coma.
King Robbo was famous for his works of graffiti in the city of London where he was one of the original graffiti artists, and also his feud with the street artist Banksy, in which the two often painted over each others works.
As a child, Seryoga grew up in a rough neighborhood; his music became a combination of the Russian folk tradition of chastushki, which features song-poems with rapid fire rhyming lyrics, with modern beats and rap-style lyrics appealing to youth. In press releases, this style was called спортивные частушки (sports chastushki). (more…)
KnowMads grew up in Seattle and have been making music there for the past 7 years. Tom “Pepe” and Tom “Cheef” Wilson are the MC’s and “Jester” Judd makes the beats. At age 22, the KnowMads have independently released 6 albums and 3 mixtapes, performed in over 200 shows, shared the stage with the likes of Nappy Roots, Andre Nickatina, Blue Scholars, Macklemore, OneBeLo and Zion I, as well as built a strong independent following that is rapidly expanding out of the Pacific NW to diehard global audiences. (more…)
George Watsky is an American rapper from San Francisco now living in Los Angeles. Watsky gained international attention in 2006 after being named the Youth Speaks Grand Slam Poetry Champion, and was also named Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam Champion. Watsky gained even more success after his youtube video Pale Kid Raps Fast (now called Watsky Raps Fast) went viral. (more…)