Behind the Bars by Red Bull breaks down the lyrics behind Red Bull’s popular music series, Red Bull 64 Bars. Hosted by the series’ Director, Macario De Souza aka Kid Mac, Behind the Bars features a diverse line-up of lyricists who have given the Red Bull 64 Bars format their own spin who take us on a journey to unpack their creative process and share the stories that have inspired the bars.
JK-47: Leaving a different kind of legacy
The Bundjalung man isn’t in hip-hop for fame or glory. In this episode he talks of his desires to make Australia a fairer place. He's a rapper on mission to spread positive messages and build a better future for his infant son through big bars that tackle the big issues, shining a light on what needs to change.
Shadow: Bravado, passion, charm and being built for rap
The Durban-born, Perth-based rapper gives us an insight in to his personality and why he's 'destined for success'. In this episode it's clear the 22-year-old rapper has no shortage of bravado, but it’s all part of his charm. He vibrates with passion and his dedication to his craft is obvious. He talks inspiration from classic hip-hop artists like Big L and Nas. and signing with Golden Era Records, the label started by local hip-hop titans Hilltop Hoods and his jump to making music fulltime.
Jaecy: The Bankstown native on why music has made him a better man
The Guinea-born, Bankstown-raised talent touches on how music has turned him from a 'boy' into the man he is today. From collaborating with Pistol Pete & Enzo to grime-influenced solo singles like ‘What’s Good’ and his new found musical focus as part of The Area Movement, a collective of hip-hop artists proudly repping Sydney’s Western suburbs.
A.Girl: A plea for unity in Australian hip-hop: “The cycle has to be broken”
In her Red Bull 64 Bars song ‘Vision’, Western Sydney artist A.Girl called for unity in the local hip-hop scene. In this episode of Behind the Bars, she explains why things need to change.
B Wise: Area famous
In this episode of Behind the Bars we explore the creative process, work ethic and flow of one of 'The Area's' pioneering voices. From humble beginnings with little more than a pen and a dream to finally being able to pursue music 'full-time' and the importance of legacy B Wise is an artist on a consistent pursuit of evolution, a focus that continues to pay dividends for one of Western Sydney's best and brightest.
Lisi: From suburban teenager to dominating Australia's drill rap scene
For most young men growing up in Goodna on the outer-fringes of Brisbane, Australia, Woolies pick and pack at $25 per hour seems like the best option. But for 19 year old Lisi, he wanted to do better than that. And so the New Zealand born rapper used Instagram to successfully create a worldwide fan base from his self-taped Instagram bedroom raps. In this episode of Behind the Bars, we look at the power of social media as a platform for breaking new talent, and how Lisi uses his lyrics & beats to create a positive image for other youngans who come from a place where opportunity seems limited.
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