Sex, Misogyny and Music: What a Way to be Dehumanized

August 10, 2014

A spoken word poet on the modern-day music industry. “So I heard a song the other day / that objectified women in every way. / That doesn’t narrow it down much, but it was pretty depraved / The feminists are still probably rolling in their graves.” Thus begins the rhymes of Madiha...

Does God Exist in Hip Hop?

November 23, 2013

Questions about God’s existence are irrelevant to the power already invested in the word itself by society. “Does God exist?” is an age-old question to a very old human obsession over belief in one thing or another, usually a “higher power.” So much so, that words...

The Narcicyst: Iraq is the Bomb (Part 2/2)

May 25, 2013

Megan Bénéat-Donald in conversation with Iraqi-Canadian musician, The Narcicyst. This is the last of a two part series. Read part one. Bénéat-Donald: Your multilayered identity as an Iraqi/Arab/Canadian musician makes your perspective unique in contrast to those of...

The Narcicyst: Iraq is the Bomb (Part 1/2)

May 24, 2013

Megan Bénéat-Donald in conversation with Iraqi-Canadian musician, The Narcicyst. This is the first of a two part series. Iraq is the bomb – or so thinks the Iraqi-Canadian musician, The Narcicyst. While this ironic play on words well illustrates his unique brand of...