Bailey Agbai

Institutionalised racism in the music industry

Racism isn't just ingrained in the music industry - it's an institutional disease. Where does it find it's roots, and how is racial bias and prejudice still promoted in a sector that purports to be at the forefront of diversity and inclusion?
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Posted Jun. 25, 2020

Why describing music as ‘urban’ is outdated

The Black Lives Matter movement has caused mass revisionism and reflection across all industries - music is no exception. After Republic Records removed the use of the term 'urban' from their company verbiage, Bailey Agbai discusses what the connotations of the term are, and why we too should remove it from our language.
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Posted Jun. 17, 2020

A Love Letter to Mariah Carey

I was thirteen when I fell in love with Mariah Carey. Initially, it was a reluctant musical courtship. The only time Mariah is ever spoken about these days is at Christmas and so listening to her in June didn’t correlate with my Drake-worshiping classmates. I’d gingerly drop her into conversation as though I wasn’t too obsessed. In all actuality, I wanted any excuse to talk about the woman who was having a profound impact on my life.
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Posted Feb. 10, 2020

Album of the month: Doja Cat’s Hot Pink

Earlier on in the month, Doja Cat released her sophomore album, Hot Pink. A shameless proclamation of her sexuality and a justification of why she deserves attention, the album is comprised of twelve tracks that come together to show us what Doja Cat thinks, wants and, perhaps most importantly, craves.
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Posted Dec. 24, 2019