“The News” – Juice Rap News: S2 E1
“The News”. It’s the most viral meme of reality on the planet: if it’s not on “the News” it didn’t happen – right? Welcome back to Season 2 of Juice Rap News, in which intrepid anchorman Robert Foster embarks on a new era of adversarial rap journalism by casting a critical eye on the paradigm that shapes our collective reality each night; featuring a smorgasbord of guests, from the stalwart General Baxter and Terence Moonseed having a friendly chat on about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), to our special correspondents in Russia and the Colonies. Meanwhile, what is going on in Finance, Showbiz and the Weather? Special surprise guests are in tow to cover all this and more, helping Robert delve deeper into this very odd phenomenon of ‘The News’ itself.
Written & created by Giordano Nanni & Hugo Farrant in a suburban backyard home
studio in Melbourne, Australia, on Wurundjeri Land.
Main track: “The Machine” instrumental created by Dysphemic and Miss Eliza http://dysandeliza.com/ available at their SoundCloud:
A huge thanks to Sage Francis for joining in the fun and making some time to forecast the weather during his recent Australian tour. http://www.sagefrancis.net/
Animations by Rap News fx-wizard, Jonas Schweizer – aka Kookybone.
Makeup courtesy of Rosie Dunlop
Background images by Photoshop ninja Zoe Tame: http://www.visualtonic.com.au
Additional images and animations by Reuben Braithwaite
Props to Zoë Umlaut from Umlautronics for creating props and seamstressing
Thanks to Kahlia for photography and additional Photoshop magic and to Miles Tincknell for image sourcing.
Thanks to Lucy Cahill and Damian Tapley for invaluable shoot assistance
Thanks in advance to Shane Howard for not issuing a DMCA takedown for the use of his lyrics from his 1982 anthem, “Solid Rock” (Goanna): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbASq…
Solid Rock Guitar by Damian Tapley http://ablackknight.bandcamp.com/
vox by Ming http://www.superawesomeparty.com/
Backing vox by Alesa Lajana http://www.alesalajana.com.au/
Thanks to Koolfy from http://nurpa.be for creating the sync’d English captions for all our episodes.
All acting by Hugo, Giordano & Sage Francis
All rap vox (except Sage Francis!) by Hugo
Video and music edited by Giordano
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