The Australian Hip Hop Supports Canteen collection is at one a definitive catalogue of Australian contemporary music and a warm and charitable gesture to our sick Australian kids from a supportive Australian music community. Australian Hip Hop Supports Canteens includes some of the final works from Hunter as well as a swarm of contributions from the local hip hop community.
This very special album was the brainchild and final project of recently deceased seminal local rapper, Hunter. Sadly, Hunter missed the release of this album by weeks, losing his long battle with cancer in October 2011 and leaving his much-loved crew SBX and the Australian music industry in mourning.
His legacy however prevails on this mammoth 32 track production of never heard before songs is destined to be the Australian Hip Hop release of the year. The album flows from moody treasures to upbeat positive tunes and is confronting, uplifting and extraordinary in so many ways, with 100% proceed from the album and music sales going to the children’s cancer charity, CanTeen.
Across two discs are new songs from acts including Hilltop Hoods, Koolism, Drapht, Reason and Downsyde. As well as this, Urthboy, The Tongue, Hermitude, Solo and Ozi Batla have gotten together as the Elephant Traks All Stars for an exclusive song called Colours. All money raised from the album will go to support Canteen, an organisation which provides support for young Australians with cancer.
A Message from Hunts:
I started this project with the best intentions! put together a collection of songs, press up some discs, sell them, give money to charity, that being CanTeen. Easy!, and fun too! turned out not to be so easy, but still heaps of Fun! I was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer in November 2009, and at the time was about 3/4 through making the album ‘Monster House’ with DJ Vame. Upon diagnosis, they told me it was inoperable, and that they couldn’t cure me. This of course changed my life.
I finished the album with Vame, and we went on tour, and it was while sitting in a motel room that Vame suggested I used my contacts within Australia’s Hip Hop scene to make a compilation album for charity, the idea was born then, and upon completing tour, I got on the case! I contacted all my friends, and told em what I was up to, and most were all to happy to help. I have to mention though, that due to contractual agreements, and timing issues, some were unable to provide a song, but there well wishes were gladly received! Over the journey, I got progressively sicker, and the project would have sunk if it hadn’t been for the tireless efforts of Rachel P, Porsah Laine and Dazastah, who more than picked up the slack, actually got the job done!
I also got to thank Tracy V and all the crew in Karratha, Paul Salter, Mad shout outs to everyone on the album, all the crew, Rachel, Daz, Porsah Laine, Deej, Tracy and Paul. As I depart this world with a song in my heart, I just want to say, Love each other! Love will make you happy, Love is the answer to all your questions… I got mad Love! – HUNTER SBX
100% profits from sales go to CanTeen
Executive Producers: Hunter & Dazastah
This Compilation © SBX For Charity