The conclusions are clear.
When the Royal Commission provided their recommendations in 1991, they quoted “Aboriginal people die in custody at a rate relative to their proportion of the whole population which was totally unacceptable and which would not be tolerated if it occurred in the non-Aboriginal community. But this occurs not because Aboriginal people in custody are more likely to die than others in custody but because the Aboriginal population is grossly over-represented in custody. Too many Aboriginal people are in custody too often.”
But since the report, the proportion of adult prisoners who are Indigenous has doubled – 13% of the prison population then to 27% now. So while the rate of Aboriginal deaths in custody has gone down slightly (rate per 1000 people in prison) more Aboriginal people are dying in custody today than when the inquiry happened. And many in circumstances where the recommendations have been ignored.
Please visit reporttothemist.com for more details and talk about whats been ignored and swept up under the rug.
The following is a statement from Lazy Grey with regards to recently aired SBS viceland documentary below. I’d say for the most part our subscribers know whats up but the more people this can reach the better.
First off, i want to say thanks to those that had my back on these recent events. I saw those that spoke out to support me when i got thrown under the bus, and those that said nothing. I see you.
The way SBS portrayed me in their recent Viceland Episode, making me the poster boy for a racist white Australian rap culture is fucking putrid. And in true misleading journalistic fashion, they used a couple of sound bites, an ignorant narrative, tied in with an interview with some uniformed children talking on the future of Hip Hop on this continent. I have never, and will never, rely on the media to inform me on what Hip Hop is. It has been a long hard slog to get an ounce of respect, or some acknowledgement for the music we made, way before rappers sold out festivals and stadiums all over the country.
Its typical for the media to use divide and conquer tactics, so we all turn on each other, instead of coming together and focusing our attentions to chanting down Babylon.
Don’t take my advice, do your own research. There needed to be a Have a Beer. There needed to be a Matty B’s Fridays. There needed to be The Herds Scallops, so we can look back and see how far its come. Peace to the O.G’s from a time before my time. And peace to the future kings and queens.
Fuck you SBS and fuck you Viceland for presenting such a biased and limited view. I would expect this click bait journalism from channel 7, 9 or 10 but not you guys. Two middle fingers for you!
Respect the General
If you’ve ever wondered what you get when you mix the sperm of a Queensbridge thoroughbred street poet and the alter ego of a Californian ill loop digga.. Ponder no longer cause here it is; Nasimoto is a mix of Nas accapellas over Quasimoto instrumentals compiled by David Begun. The bearing of this bambino is 21 songs of pure musical delightment, if you’re familiar with these artists then your ears are in for wonders. Hit it from the Get Down!
Planet Asia dropped a dope lo-fi EP earlier this year entirley produced on a SP-1200 by Sonny Vintage. Visuals for the joint ‘Made It’ featuring Rozewood and Hus Kingpin surfaced a few days ago. Catch the wave below.
2017 just keeps on giving! Wake and bake to the new DaVillins ‘HOW HIGH’ video featuring BRNGTN. Taken from the Cashmere Dice EP produced by Dj Skizz. Bong!
Had a laugh at this. Devin’s new release Acoustic Levitation is the fucking goods. Give it a listen! H-Town veteran that says rappin’ like rap-a-lot.
Following on from the full-length album “KOLD HEAT” released late 2014, the team at Karsniogenics have put together a limited edition 7 inch vinyl release specifically for this years WRSD.
The A-side joint “PIG CITY” artwork pays homage to Brisbane band THE PARAMETERS “PIG CITY” track originally recorded at 4ZZZ radio and released in 1984. The release has provided it’s name to Brisbane author Andrew Stafford, (PIG CITY; from The Saints to Savage Garden) focusing on the Brisbane music scene and tracking the political climate from the 1970’s to the 2000’s.
The AA-side joint “MAGNUM OPUS” was a personal favourite of the artists and well received by 750 fans alike. To celebrate this release the crew has cooked up an abstract piece of visual art to accompany the song, which will be available via the Karsniogenics YouTube channel on our online preorder day, Wednesday April 19.
I purchased this CD on a whim from Rockinghorse Records in 1998. ’98 was a time of true creative experimentation, before the ‘ozhiphop’ branding and everything coming out Australia wide sounded refreshing. As far as I can tell, it’s a CD only release named ATOMIKLEE by a Sydney producer KOREWREKT?
The song ‘Join Pull Leather’ features FETT, 88 and the unmistakable vocals of DEFWISH who goes under the nom de plume DENGAR. Hit the comment section with any corrections or further information you can add. Peace!
This is on the top of a ‘shit we missed’ list I put together over the weekend. Playing catch up ain’t no fun like when the homies can’t have none but there is a bunch of stuff that’s worth sharing as a reminder of how good this year is shaping up already.
Milano Constantine ‘The Way We Were’ produced by Dj Skizz and Marco Polo – holy fuck! This has been banged daily since release date, if I had to sum it up in one word it would be; “Cocaina!”.
The wave continues with a new video released today by LA’s dilated rainmaker Evidence. ‘Throw It All Away’ sounds like EV has been experiencing some gloomy weather of his own. He goes in with that signature slow flow style delivering a tale of taming the cyclone within. Alchemist provides the backdrop with a classic synthetic drum break and a mind bending string sample loop. No news on a new solo album at this stage, it’s been a minute between storms since Cats and Dogs in 2011.