Master Wolf Never Question The Dopeness

After 15 years at the coalface of Australia’s underground hip hop community, MC Skinz – one of the most underrated but most consistently active MCs in the country – has seen it all.

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Now emerging with his first ever solo project Master Wolf, Skinz has finally arrived on his own via a career that’s seen him supporting legendary international artists such as KRS-One, Grandmaster Flash, Chali2na and Cut Chemist (Jurassic 5), Lyrics Born, Mystro, Foreign Beggars and Homebrew.

As an MC, producer and performer with KryptamistiK – a crew he co-founded at just 15 – as well as All Underground and Truth Serum, Skinz has opened shows for the cream of the Australian hip hop crop, including (but certainly not limited to) Bliss N Eso, Thundamentals, Horrorshow, Seth Sentry, Mantra, M-Phazes, Astronomy Class, Dialetrix, Drapht, Layla, Dzastah, Lotek, The Tongue, Elf Tranzporter, Daily Meds, Reverse Polarities, Loose Change, Bankrupt Billionaires, Rainman, Binge Thinkers, Impossible Odds and The Optimen.

Well known for his intelligent rhyme content and freestyling abilities, after producing and rhyming on three releases in as many years, and with his primary crew KryptamistiK on hiatus, Skinz started making new beats, filling new notebooks and quietly working on what has become Master Wolf’s debut album The Driving Force, to be released on his own independent label, KathartiK Records, in September.

Lead single ‘Never Question The Dopeness’, while giving a 1990s nod in the title, is firmly rooted in 2015, and our constant struggle for social progress. As the world becomes smaller and more demanding of its “leaders”, the song applauds humans’ ability to think creatively, act cooperatively and call upon inspiration beyond themselves, in the face of institutions that present themselves as infallible.

With dramatic/brooding/vaguely-psychedelic classic boom-bap style beat and intricate flows, ‘Never Question The Dopeness’ is visually accompanied with a trippy clip largely created at Earth Frequency Festival 2015, just one of the festivals Skinz has performed at including The Big Day Out, The Woodford Folk Festival, The Island Vibe Reggae Festival, Stylin Up, Inala Hip-Hop and RnB Festival, Manifest, the Roots Rap Reggae Festival and Obese Records Block Parties.

Catch MC SKinz now on the road, as a guest of Beanstalk Records with psychedelic wordsmith Skurge & MPC busking king Mars Madness, with renewed vigour as Master Wolf.

Master Wolf Tour Dates Presented by Beanstalk Records

Brisbane – The Milk Factory – Sat 25 Apr
Master Wolf [Full Band] Single Launch
w/ Skurge and Mars Madness [album launch]

Newcastle – Hamilton Station Hotel – Thu 7 May
Master Wolf [MC and DJ Set] Single Launch
w/ Skurge and Mars Madness [album launch]

Sydney – Hustle & Flow Bar – Sat 9 May
Master Wolf [MC and DJ Set] Single Launch
w/ Skurge and Mars Madness [album launch]

Melbourne – Horse Bazaar – Sat 16 May
Master Wolf [MC and DJ Set] Single Launch
w/ Skurge and Mars Madness [album launch]

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