Illusive is thrilled to announce the first ever Australian tour by legendary New York producer/DJ, Pete Rock. The self proclaimed Soul Brother #1 hits Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth in January 2012. Widely regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time. He has embarked on an unrivaled production and solo career spanning two decades, seeing him produce iconic records for Run DMC, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Ghostface Killah and Redman to name a few. He is credited as playing a major role in the merging of elements of jazz and funk into hip hop music, … Continue reading Pete Rock – Australian Tour 2012
Introducing Certain Doubt. Pound To The Credit on production, rhymes and vocals. Conseps & Patti on the flow tip and DJ Juice on the cut. Find below a preview of three tracks taken from the upcoming EP release. We have been told this is just a taste of whats to come. So keep those peepers pealed. Certain Doubt – We Got It Certain Doubt – Good Lord Certain Doubt – Pushing On Certain Doubt will be performing live songs on Best Kept Secret – This Friday the 4th of Feb…93.7 fm @ 8:00 pm. You can check out more on Certain … Continue reading Introducing ADL’s Very Own: “Certain Doubt”
Step behind the scenes with 360 as he discusses the inspiration and recording process for Take Off (Sky Is Falling), the first official preview track from his upcoming album Falling & Flying (Soulmate/EMI). Features live studio footage and a cameo from track producer Styalz Fuego. Filmed & edited by Hamish McCormick for Carnival Cinema, June 2010. Album should be out September. Take Off (Sky Is Falling) Continue reading 360 – Take Off (Sky Is Falling) Doco
Soulmate Records and emcee 360 dropped a link today containing a download to a free flipped version of the Lisa Mitchell song Do You Have A Dollar (Coin Laundry). You can check out the track below and also download a copy for yourself. 360 has been hard at work recording his upcoming album Falling and Flying which is due around June/July. In related news, 360’s label Soulmate Records, recently announced that they have partnered up with EMI. You can read more about that marriage here. Continue reading 360 flips Lisa Mitchell’s Do You Have A Dollar (Coin Laundry)
NJE is a solo hip hop artist hailing from Campbelltown in Sydney Australia, (Originally born in New Zealand). He has always had a love & passion for Hip Hop and started writing in 1999. In December 2005 he released his debut album NJE – Life’s Scripturez, without a label which he self distributed to various stores around AUS such as JB HI FI & online… In May 2008 NJE followed up his debut with a new mixtape titled The Independent Hustlers Mixtape with DJ D-Kutz, to give his fans a taste of what to expect in the future. The mixtape … Continue reading NJE – From The Outside Looking In
I have to say we have slept a bit on this release. So to make up for it were giving you a bit of a post from the guys myspace page. There has been a great response from everyone who has peeped this album and for a mixtape release, we think it’s a huge effort. The buzz on ozhiphop.com has been huge and some big head including 360 think these guys are ‘fucking good’. If your well familar with Kings Konekted you can catch the guys in Fortitude Valley, Queensland, at the Junilee Hotel October 24th. Prue Product, Vapor Ink … Continue reading Kings Konekted – Trails to the Underlair: The Prequel
In case you missed it….Elefant Traks has recently put up a new trailer for their DVD release, check it here. The DVD is looking to drop on 31st July. Featuring all your fav Elefant Trak artists, this is sure to be killer. You can also catch the tour that coincides with the release at these venues: The Herd & Koolism @ Prince of Wales MELBOURNE 24 July The Herd & Koolism @ Manning Bar – SYDNEY 25 July The Herd & Koolism @ The Zoo – BRISBANE 31 July The Herd & Koolism @ Station Resort JINDABYNE 5 Aug The … Continue reading Elefant Traks DVD Footage
Yes were back once again with another installment of “Cover Of The Moment“. This time we have Bliss N Eso’s Flying Colours Deluxe Edition. It was a wet and cold weekend. I was looking for something to warm me up for for a big Saturday night. Bliss N Eso’s Flying Colours Deluxe Edition was just the thing. As I strolled into my local aussie hip hop store, I was stopped in my tracks. There on the bench, reflecting in the sun, was a stunning CD/DVD package. As I held the package in my hand I was blown away by the … Continue reading Cover Of The Moment….
The Kings Way team will be taking over the airwaves next week, discussing the new book, and busting out some old school hip hop classics. Australia’s foremost pioneer of Rap; Bias B will be joining the guys on RRR to discuss and preview his slamming new graff styled LP, Aerosol Era, based in the Kings Way years. Tune in for a special rare offering of info and classic trax from the crew. The Deep End with Geezey G on 87.8 Kiss fm – Wed 24th June, 9.30pm Top Billin with Sherrif Roscoe & Bias B on 102.7 RRR fm – … Continue reading KINGS WAY & BIAS B
It seems that we are in the Era of Era’s (if that makes sense). First it was the Golden Era (Hilltop Hoods) now it’s, The Aerosol Era. With a host of releases under his belt, Bias B is back in 2009 with a fresh new joint, Aerosol Era. When it comes to quality Australian Hip Hop, Bias B is surely a front runner. With a career spanning over a decade, Bias has been at the forefront of the development and growth of the aussie hip hop scene. Aerosol Era takes you on a trip back in time, to around 86 … Continue reading BIAS B – Aerosol Era
You may have already seen this as Obese Records posted it on their Twitter account. It seems Illy’s new album, Long Story Short, has been well received by the aussie hip hop public and for quite a good reason. The album is banger, The Mercury Newspaper did a review, which you check out here. TripleJDools also gave it the thumbs up, could we see Scott Dooley return to the mike for another guest apperance? (aka Drapht style) We will have to wait till July 17th to find out when Illy launches his Album at Corner Hotel. Continue reading ILLY – Props and album launch
An intresting little fact was posted on twitter today by J Play (the Triple J watch dog site). According to their statistics, Astronomy Class’ – Where You At? is currently the most played track on the Lunch show, this year. Congrats go to the lads for dropping a killer album. Continue to play that aussie hip hop Vijay! Check out the Astronomy Class site here. The guys have also just joined Twitter, check their page here. Check out the J Play website here. Continue reading HIP HOP STAT!
The June issue of Ralph Magazine has hit the stands and features Skryptcha, Dialectrix and Phrase, all suited up for the fashion section. Skryptcha had this to say about the shoot “We had a lot of fun doing the shoot so please do go check it out, the mag is out on newsstands now with the very, very, very hot – Emily Scott on the cover!” The guys all have a lil’ Ralph style interview in there for a laugh, which I’m sure you’ll enjoy too. Check out the interview with Phrase here. While you are over at the … Continue reading RALPH MAG x Aussie Hip Hop
With the almighty Social Change due to drop their full length album this year, big things are on the horizon, for them, and their label Butterthief Records. Established by Funkwig and Social Change, Butterthief has grown into a strong collective of musicians, DJ’s, producers and emcees. Their aim is to release music, promote artists and further establish Butterthief as a recording label. Currently Butterthief is working on a collaboration project with various artists, as well as new projects by Dialect, One Above, Metrical Minds and Taylor Made Tactix. You can find some samples of this project at the Buttertheifs Myspace … Continue reading SOCIAL CHANGE AND BUTTERTHEIF RECORDS
Fallout Shelter is the new EP from Melbourne-bred, North London-based Brad Strut. In a radical departure from his acclaimed 2007 sophomore Legend: Official, the core member of Australia’s Lyrical Commission has crafted a stunning narrative that runs through six hard hitting tracks by Beat Butcha . Brad Strut has kindly given out a lyrics booklet for the tracks off Fallout Shelter EP. You can grab a copy over here, be sure to print yours out. The lyrics booklet is a cool little addition to this release and we’d like to see more of it. We then have the Rejuvination LP. … Continue reading BRAD STRUT – EP & LP