In what was originally intended to be a Metallicast Mini, music journalist Richard S. He and Metallicast host Brandon somehow talk for over a half hour about the obscure Metallica/Swizz Beatz/Ja Rule collaboration "We Did It Again". The pair talk, rap, sing, laugh and mainly talk a whole bunch of crap all while striving to be nevermore your whipping boy!
Music journalist Richard S. He (@Richaod) joins Brandon again for a sequel of sorts to Episode 9. This time they go track by track on the most controversial Metallica album to date- St. Anger! Make sure you stay tuned until the end for an unforgettable (and future viral) mash up!
The 1989 World Tour felt like Taylor’s victory lap after conquering pop music. Reputation is more vivid, more aggressive, more tender.
Brandon is joined by musician, producer and award winning journalist Richard S. He to talk about a 7,500 word essay he wrote in defense of the most maligned Metallica album to date - St. Anger! Brandon and Richard also talk about pop music and Metallica's place in it. Also stay tuned to the end to find out why Richard thinks Madonna is the Lars Ulrich of pop music and vice versa!
As long as there are teenagers, and as long as millennials have loneliness to confess, the message of “...Baby One More Time” will endure.
From poetry to blockbusters, Kendrick's already changed the perception of hip-hop for a generation of young people. From Compton to Australia: our cultures are different, the politics of it all are complicated, but his message needs no translation.
St. Anger is one of the best, most fully realised metal albums of the 21st century. Musically and culturally, it’s the rawest nerve ever touched by a popular metal band. Forget headbanging, forget whiplash - St. Anger is like scraping bone marrow. It’s even more misunderstood now than it was upon its initial release.
In its original moment, nu-metal may have often seemed wrong, but it was rarely boring. It was the last era when rock was big enough that bands could compete with rappers and popstars -- and if you can strip away the nostalgia and the toxic white male aggression, nu-metal makes up some of the weirdest music to ever hit the pop charts.