12 December 2011

Making Sense of the Economic Crisis ... with the help of Rap

I was shown this rather clever video yesterday which combines the musical and poetic talent of Rap with heavyweight political and socio-economic discourse - thrown in with a bit of comedy - to make for a very thought provoking and accessible commentary on topical issues.

This Video is called: 'Termination of Economy'

'TheJuiceMedia Rap News – the news source for the discerning viewer, delivering a bulletin to restore your faith in the fourth estate, make you nod your head to the beat even as you shake it in disbelief. An off-beat musical, current-affairs programme, ‘Rap News’ is responsible for turning bollocks-news into socio-poetic/comedic analyses which everyone can relate to and understand. Join your host, Robert Foster, for the latest broadcast of Rap News.

~TheJuiceMedia: Rap News is written and created by Hugo Farrant and Giordano Nanni in a home-studio/suburban backyard in Melbourne, Australia.

Hugo Farrant fills the role of the amiable Rap News anchorman, Robert Foster – as well as all the guests who appear on the show. Hailing from Branksome in the UK, Hugo is a prolific rhymer and orator, MC and spoken-word poet who regularly graces the stages and festivals of Melbourne. Having spent seven years rhyming and rapping, he now co-rhymes/writes ~TheJuiceMedia: Rap News.

Giordano Nanni is Rap News’s writer, director and editor, whose rants and ruminations on history, politics and current affairs are channeled into rhyme by Robert Foster. Hailing from Italy and South Africa, Giordano’s background is in history, music, and media; he is the instigator of a number of original projects spanning theatre, print and the internets – including ~TheJuiceMedia, which he established in 2008.

Robert Foster - Rap New’s affable anchorman, whose retro outfits and biting critiques of current affairs have earned him respect in the whisical world of news satire. Specialising in the ancient art of independent-broadcasting with rhyme-and-reason, Robert is the personified embodiment of the collaborative duo, Hugo and Giordano. (Although he would never admit it if questioned directly).

With thanks to Juice Media


  1. Superb stuff. It reminds one that there is intelligent life out there, but it's rarely actually in charge of things.

  2. The question has to be asked, why, yesterday, in what should have been a straightforward and unanimous appointment, there were 7 members who abstained and 3 who voted against the appointment of Mr Averty to the JFSC. Did they know something that we don't?

    As the debate was held in secret, we will never know, but some allegation or similar must have been made that concerned these 10 members and led to the Constable of St. John to ask for a reference back.

    Do you know anything about this?