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Cousins and The East Pointers Tim Chaisson, Koady Chaisson and Jake Charron and Alvvays made up of Molly Rankin, Kerri MacLellan, and Islanders Alec O Brian Murphy and Phil MacIsaac each snagged Juno Award nominations on Tuesday. Rose Cousins.The East Pointers are nominated for Traditional Roots Album of the Year for We Leave Behind. Fire and Jessie Reyez lead the nominees for this year Juno Awards, which take place in Vancouver.Arcade Fire is in the running for best group, single, album and alternative album.Reyez is nominated for best R recording, best music video, breakthrough artist of the year and Juno Fan Choice awards.The late Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, the Arkells, Ruth B and Hedley have three nominations apiece.The Juno Awards will be hosted by pop crooner Michael Buble and airs March 25 on CBC TV.Performers are set to include Reyez, Daniel Caeser and Hedley, while a tribute to Downie is also planned.During Tuesday announcement, Junos president Allan Reid acknowledged criticisms that the Canadian music industry suffers from a lack of female representation.are very important conversations happening in our world right now around gender equality and sexual harassment, said Reid, who is also president of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
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Editor note: This feature is one of a two part series analyzing new shifts in hip hop as demonstrated by two rising artists (one established, the other underground) that deny conventions on the national stage and in our community: Danny Brown and Zachg.

On the 2002 track “Oops (Oh My)”, Tweet’s skirt accidentally drops to her feet and “Oops,” Fabolous raps, “There goes my kids all over your face.” Ten years later, “Tweet’ has its own disambiguation page on Wikipedia. It’s first and foremost a bird vocalization, then a “post made on the microblogging site Twitter” and thirdly, the name of an R artist. All three are relevant to rapper Danny Brown. Sometimes his raps are spit in bird style squawks. He would “fuck a female MC and a pop artist / dick so big stretch marks on her jaw.” There wouldn’t be a need to apologize to Brown for bad aim. Crispy, post coital hair is his look.

Music journalists, fans and his label are fixated on this aesthetic; Danny Brown is fixated on their fixation. He thinks Wiz Khalifa is the least stylish rapper out there (“He just looks like everything is free,”) and raps that “He made ‘Black and Yellow’, / I’mma make it black and emo.” On stage, he rattles around a cage of steely electro blips with animalistic rap. Brown’s got a hyena cackle of a laugh and off pitch whining that starts to sound very duck like. His label Fool’s Gold writes that Brown “is able ignite buzz without calculatedly chasing it down.” They’re chasing the narrative of the unself conscious artist, implicitly holding up a crucifix at notoriously manufactured artists like Lana Del Rey. One of those igniters of buzz is Pitchfork, which gave Brown’s album XXX an 8.2. He claims they regretted the score. “They said, if they could review it again, they would give it a lot higher review. So to me, I just feel like I’m cooler than them right now cause I made an album that they slipped on and then they had to apologize to me about it,” he said. He buys into Pitchfork as the barometer of “coolness” in indie rap. He’ll get bumped “a couple extra” decimal points next album.

In piquing the interest of an avant garde hungry indie audience, Danny Brown violates many of the codes of mainstream rap. In April, he tweeted: “wiggers hate me cause i dont dress like a nigga black bloggers hate me cause im loved by white music journalists.” Brown hopes his refusal to sign with a major label will allow him to continue to thrive in this discord between the rap status quo and “progressive indie” expectations. “I might not sell a lot of records, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be a cult hero,” he said. ” I’d just rather be like that, then to be like,
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cool with lame people. That’s what I’ve been seeing a lot lately, like lame music fans.”

Before his ASUC Superb show on Lower Sproul April 20, he sat in the corner of a Berkeley classroom. A salami sandwich on white bread lay half eaten on a table in front of him, pulled from a food spread of Trader Joe’s style junk food. Really, he was fiending for “Garden Wheat Thins. Those joints, I could kinda smash a box of those quick.”

Occasionally I could see him browsing Twitter on his iPhone. When I checked the site later, he’d re tweeted about 15 people. He tweeted a picture of his tall t shirt, thigh hugging capri track pants and sneakers with fat blue tongues lagging out; all pulled from the Adidas Originals x Jeremy Scott collection. A follower commented underneath the post, “Jeremy Scott fag.”

Brown’s politics for example, his view that there should be stricter domestic violence laws also lie on the fringes of the mainstream rap industry. “That shit should seriously be like felonies. Like hitting females. Any type of abuse toward women, should be more so than murder!” In spite of this view, lyrically on the track “30” he “fucked a pregnant bitch, saved money on her abortion.” There’s not a single song on the album without creatively rendered sexual domination platitudes. The dissonance makes his claim that he couldn’t give a lecture like Lil B because, “I’m just drugs, video games, and sex, if you wanna talk about those,” an essentialization of his identity.

The song “30” and his album title “XXX” specifically refer to Brown’s age. His flow is rubbery and the beats muffled on “Pac Blood,” the cackles of the crowd becoming a quasi laugh track. One couple exchanged a meaningful look and head out. Tall and lanky, Zachg stood backstage with a camera out, grinning.

“He’s been a big kind of inspiration for me. You know he’s someone who’s the same age as me which is really viewed as ‘too old for rap’ who is making a name for himself solely on being himself,” Zachg said. ” I think in the sense of brands we are kind of similar. Both kind of nerdy, but aware of fashion and what’s hip,
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and accessible but still kinda unacceptable.”