Lives have been lost. So many homes incinerated. 😞
Environmental disasters are abstract until your family and friends are being evacuated and ash is falling from the sky. My heart is in the Blue Mountains as one of the biggest megafires on record bears down. But it’s also with all of NSW, from the North to the Central and South Coasts. We’ve all been burning and breathing hazardous smoke for a month now.
And SA… We’re watching those flames roar so close to your streets and homes. Terrifying.
Smoke had drifted 1000kms from NSW bushfires to hit Melbourne. What the hell. Memories of terrible Victorian fires must hang heavy and the threat is rising. The whole country is experiencing record temperatures and we’re seeing heatmaps of the whole country inked deep red.
Crazy to think about the courage and sacrifice of all the fire services standing between us and the burning chaos. It may be a job or a personal commitment but the levels of crazybrave that you’d need to stare it down and wade into the smoke is so deeply, profoundly appreciated. I read reports of RFS workers queuing up at Bunnings and paying for fire fighting gear out of their own pocket. Unfathomable that our gov’t seem so completely out of step with circumstances on the ground. Beyond appalled. And the worst seems yet to come, today is dangerous.
The environment should never have been an ideological battleground for humans to have a culture war. For too long we’ve been buried in debates about what is real rather than getting on with preparing for everyone’s future. It takes my breath away how casual govt has been these last few weeks and these things are clearly connected.
It’s a hard time for a lot of ppl on the eve of christmas.
Here’s some really dope digital animation from Green Fox Studio for our song COOLIN – some seriously dedicated BNE fans … It always blows us away how much our supporters get behind our music and in return create something awesome themselves. Mad love fam! We see you 💖
I hope Sampa the Great wins best hip hop at arias tonight. She’s done extraordinary things with this record, here and internationally. Respect to the Hoods, they’re icons and they win this every year they have music out (and will probably again). Big respect to Tkay, Baker Boy and also my fam Horrorshow, B Wise, Homeward Bound, Okenyo, Nooky and Tasman Keith.
Too many artists have sacrificed years of their lives and sanity to create their art and may never get a nomination, so take em with a big grain of salt. Awards will never sum up your value.
With the speed that hip hop is moving in this country, I feel like things will change forever from here on and I’m pumped about it.
Melbourne! Catch our drummer DK Drums Academy in an EPIC drum battle against legendary drummer Ben Gordan from ParkWayDrive Saturday at S-X Open Supercross. This is going to be a drum battle showdown like no other. Be there. 🔥🔥🔥