When most Malaysians think of Indonesian hip-hop, two names probably loom large above all others: Homicide—and associated label Grimloc Records—for those in the underground, and Rich Brian (fka Rich Chigga) for, well, everyone else. BAP. isn’t a name that will be on anyone’s lips, but that might all change sooner rather than later. BAP., real name Kareem Soenharjo, has a resolutely contemporary underground style that sets himself apart from a lot of Indonesian (and Southeast Asian)…
Singled Out, a new feature on The Wknd, sees Azzief and a rotating cast of fellow reviewers offering up quickfire opinions on singles from Malaysia and the region. This installment: Yuna, Lunadira, Pitahati, and more.
Azzief Khaliq listens to LUST’s debut album Tekesima and finds an album that he really wants to like a lot more than he does.
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Azzief Khaliq talks to Tinariwen about their people, their music, and working in the Californian desert.