‘King of Eshays’ Spanian reveals he’s embarrassed by his own ‘violent, gronk’ rap music as he vows to make songs about ‘love’ – prompting a surprising response from diehard fans
- Sydney rapper Spanian says he will no longer make music glorifying violence
- In an emotional video the jail-yard wordsmith called his own songs ‘gronk s**t’
- He hinted that he plans to make tracks about ‘love’ after having an epiphany
- The overwhelming reaction from his legion of hardcore fans was supportive
A popular Aussie rapper who made his name spitting rhymes in jail yards has revealed in an emotional video that he’s embarrassed by his violent gangster persona and ‘hates’ his own music.
Spanian told his army of social media fans that his new song Ruckus, set for release on Wednesday, will be his last tune which follows the normal Aussie rap clichés, telling followers ‘I’m sick of it bra, I hate it. It’s a rubbish song’.
‘It’s just me talking about hurting people looking like a cool c**t in some scary place standing there being tough like every other Aussie rap song,’ he said while inhaling a on a vape.
‘It’s not cool bra, it’s gronk s**t. F**king gronk s**t.’
Spanian (pictured with his girlfriend) told his army of social media fans that his new song Ruckus, set for release on Wednesday, will be his last tune which follows the normal Aussie rap clichés, telling followers ‘I’m sick of it bra, I hate it. It’s a rubbish song’
HOW TO SPOT AN ESHAY
Eshays wear Nike TN trainers with polo shirts, puffer jackets, tracksuit pants or baggy shorts and baseball caps.
Favoured labels include Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and Lacoste, paired with Nautica, Adidas, Under Armour and Ellesse.
Some eshays scramble words and put ‘ay’ on the end in a form of pig Latin. ‘Eetswa’ means ‘sweet’ and ‘chill’ becomes ‘illchay’.
Hard-core eshays engage in assaults, robberies and threatening behaviour against other youths but many seem to wander the streets aimlessly.
The controversial rapper and social media content creator grew up on the mean streets of inner-city Sydney in the 1990s and has spent a large chunk of his life in some of Australia’s toughest prisons for various violent crimes.
He’s also battled heroin addiction but now spends his time sharing stories about his former life and how he’s grown from his criminal past in a social media series called Hood Logic.
The nicknamed ‘King of Eshays’ said he had an epiphany about his gritty music recently while listening to other artists.
‘I sat there listening to Michael Jackson’s music or I listen to a song like Nick Cave’s Into My Arms and I just thought to myself “what the f**k is my music?”‘ he said.
‘I don’t hurt people bro and I don’t want you to hurt people. I make Hood Logic videos telling you don’t hurt people.
‘Why hurt each other? We’ve only got one life.’
Spanian took aim at Australian rap for its glorification of street violence, drug culture and it’s objectification of women.
‘I feel like I don’t belong in this Aussie hip-hop scene,’ the heavily tattooed song-writer said.
‘I don’t stand for none of that. I tell you not to take drugs. I tell you not to do violence and not to be in the streets leading a rubbish life.’
‘I know I come across in a certain way because I grew up in jail. I talk in a way that you think is aggressive, but I’m not bra.’
The controversial rapper and social media content creator (pictured) grew up on the mean streets of inner-city Sydney in the 1990s and has spent a large chunk of his life in some of Australia’s toughest prisons for various violent crimes
Spanian said he’s embarrassed by his violent gangster persona and ‘hates’ his own music in an emotional Instagram video (pictured)
He said Wednesday’s song will be the ‘last rubbish track that I put out’.
‘If I’m gonna make songs, I’m gonna f**king make songs that are good.’
Spainian didn’t specify exactly what new style of music he plans on pursuing but hinted he wants to make tunes about ‘love’ and ‘peace’.
After building a diehard following of hardcore Aussie rap fans for his violent and aggressive lyrics, the reaction to his bombshell video was surprisingly supportive.
‘Much respect to you for being authentic and speaking your truth,’ one person wrote.
‘We all go through stages in life and there is nothing more profound and powerful than when you realise that you are no longer the you of yesterday.
‘Many of us experience the “lightbulb” moment when we understand that our new path means we align to our new evolved identity and we must shed the old.’
The Sydney rapper made his name spitting rhymes in prison yards and now has about 90,000 followers on social media
Another suggested he make music about his ‘transformation’.
‘Your inspiration to many young fellas out there that need guidance. Keep growing bro,’ the commenter wrote.
Another said: ‘I have so much more respect for you after watching this vid. Keep being real!’
‘Staying true to yourself and being honest about it is the most powerful thing. Use that energy into doing what you love and producing what you love! Skies the limit,’ a commenter replied.
After building a diehard following of hardcore Aussie rap fans for his violent and aggressive lyrics, the reaction to his bombshell video was surprisingly supportive