The first hip-hop track I seriously listened to apart from Eminem was a song by Kanye West. It was an album called 808s & Heartbreak and the song and corresponding video was Heartless. Hip-hop has come a long, complex way since then, and the misogyny and hate is slowly trickling away from the genre. Conscious-introverted hip-hop is coming into play, and artistes like Chance The Rapper, Saba, Noname Gypsy and Frank Ocean have released some of the best music our generation will have the pleasure to listen to. Hip-hop is not just a genre. Our idols are also our friends in tough times, that is the beauty of hip-hop. It is the new lyric poetry, a confessional mode of art, shining in all its brilliance. Here are the top hip-hop releases of 2018 you need to listen to.
They have put a spin of their own on the independent music scene in the city, and won over hearts, one song or gig at a time. t2 takes a look at the musical journey of six Calcutta-based acts on the occasion of World Music Day.
Homeland star Claire Danes says the success of HBO 2010 TV movie Temple Grandin made her realise that she could no longer play “the girlfriend role”. The 39-year-old actress, who received critical acclaim for playing the title role of an autistic woman in the film, said she decided to wait for meatier characters which were tough to come by. “It was an awkward period because I felt so stretched and so revived and robust as a performer, I felt very alive and ready, and there just wasn’t anything worthy of attaching myself to... I just couldn’t bring myself to do something two-dimensional, so I chose not to do anything at all, which was tough,” Danes told The Hollywood Reporter.
After Parmanu, John Abraham is looking forward to Satyamev Jayate, another patriotic action thriller. While Parmanu’s release was shifted multiple times to avoid clashes with other films, this time John’s film will clash with two. One of them is Gold, starring one of his closest friends from the industry, Akshay Kumar.
I don’t count days when my film is about to release, but yes, there are not many days left now!” Vidhu Vinod Chopra chuckles when we count down the days to his June 29 biggie Sanju. Vinod — as he is popularly known in the industry — has produced the Rajkumar Hirani-directed biopic on Sanjay Dutt, which has Ranbir Kapoor playing the actor.