Quote by John Banville: “The past beats inside me like a second heart.”
Politcally charged Urthboy takes aim with The Past Beats Inside Me Like A Second Heartbeat
He is widely known for his solo music under the moniker Urthboy , as a founding member of the hip-hop group The Herd , and for co-founding and managing the Elefant Traks record label. With origins in Wentworth Falls , a town in the Blue Mountains area of New South Wales, Levinson's interest in music began at an early age, when he was exposed to a broad range of musical styles, many of which were introduced to him by his older brother, Matthew. The Run DMC album Tougher Than Leather was the first influential hip-hop record for Levinson, who sought escape in music to cope with a difficult domestic situation—Levinson's father left the family home due to domestic violence and alcohol use when Levinson was nine-years-old. In mid, Levinson explained that, during his early adolescence, he would join friends from Wentworth Falls to engage in petty criminal activities, such as stealing cars, graffiti and shoplifting. The group of teenagers eventually came into contact with law enforcement and dispensing of juvenile detention sentences by magistrates was one of the more serious consequences. However, Levinson further explained, "Those graffiti artists and crims were the sharpest thinkers and quickest responders to nerve-wracking situations". In , Levinson co-formed Explanetary in Wentworth Falls with local friends Realistix, Elgusto and Luke Dubs, who played keys and drums respectively, while Levinson delivered the vocals.
Long Loud Hours
Tim Levinson is sitting in a neat little Marrickville cafe, partially obscured by large sunglasses, partially drowned out by even larger trucks passing metres away. This could be a problem given he has never been a shouter, in person or on record or, you suspect, back when he was doing a degree in advertising and public relations nearly two decades and another lifetime ago. You wouldn't call him withdrawn, but braggadocio is as likely to spark in him as the chance that this devoted Swans fan would suddenly dress himself in Collingwood black and white.
W hat place in Australian music is there for the mature-age rapper? But in Australia the stars of the mids boom are just now approaching such status. When the national broadcaster celebrates youth, and commercial radio those who survived it, what shape will the legacy of Australian hip-hop take? Who will still be going and why? Fortunately, one of the pillars of rap is its fondness for looking back. Built into the form is a predisposition to talk about the lessons learned from the passage of time.
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