Ozi Batla Vs Young Libral (Triple J Hack)

The Herd have officially pulled out of the Coal To Coast Festival after a shit storm of criticism. Ozi Batla appeared on Triple J’s Hack this afternoon defending The Herds position on pulling out of the festival. The band were scheduled to headline the event near Mackay tonight but pulled out at the last minute due to conflicting interests with the coal industry sponsors. How can a band/group come under fire for trying to spread their message to a larger audience. Having grown up in a mining town, I have seen first hand the negative effects that mining has not … Continue reading Ozi Batla Vs Young Libral (Triple J Hack)

The Herd Saga Continues

The Herd have pulled out of the Coal to Coast Festival in Sarina, near Mackay. It’s believed that the Aussie hip-hop group decided not to perform this weekend after fans complained that they were supporting the coal industry and not the environment. Organiser David Gerrand says The Herd were always aware of the involvement of the coal industry. Ozi Batla will be responding to this on Triple J’s Hack tonight. Tune in from 530pm tonight. This story below written by Bianca Clare appeared on the Daily Mercury website, just a short time ago. THOUSANDS of teenagers have been given the … Continue reading The Herd Saga Continues

The Herd Sell Out??? Who you kidding?

An interesting event happened today, and I say interesting as we don’t usually see this type of thing in aussie hip hop. It seems that The Herd have come under fire for accepting to play at an upcoming gig dubbed the Coal To Coast Festival. It seems that the festival’s motives of ‘celebrating the benefits of mining to the community’, have upset some of the more political fans of The Herd. The argument spilled over on to the Elefant Traks website forum and has also had Urthboy twittering madly. As we know some of the views put forward on forums … Continue reading The Herd Sell Out??? Who you kidding?