P-Money: Break It Down feat. Freddie Gibbs & Fashawn

The string singles continues from, Auckland, New Zealand producer P-Money. Late last month we were treated to his first feature and the lead single off his U.S. debut album featuring Roc Marciano. This week we have the follow up to The Professional titled Break It Down feat. Freddie Gibbs & Fashawn.   With a string of platinum albums and number one singles to his credit, P-­Money has become a household name in New Zealand. Now he joins stable mate David Dallas as the latest Kiwi to sign a deal with the renowned New York based label that has distributed projects … Continue reading P-Money: Break It Down feat. Freddie Gibbs & Fashawn

Madame Wu & Elise Graham

Since combining a lifelong passion for poetry with hip hop, 22 year old female emcee Madame Wu has worked tirelessly to produce a sensitive yet fearless style of lyricism commenting widely from social justice issues affecting youths to the highly personal. With over 50 live shows under her belt in Sydney, Katoomba, Brisbane and New Zealand supporting the likes of De La Soul, Def Wish Cast, Thundamentals, Hermitude and Tuka as well as running her own monthly hip hop nights (she co organised the biggest all female hip hop lineup last year to raise funds for Sisters Inside) and with … Continue reading Madame Wu & Elise Graham

Broken Thought Theory

Broken Thought Theory are a hip-hop outfit stemming from Sydney’s inner west. With beat makers, emcees and a dynamic vocalist, the group have just released a cracking free EP that already has 3 of its tracks in the top 10 of the triple j unearthed hip hop charts. Broken Thought Theory have already played to sell out crowds in Sydney and supported artists such as De La Soul and Kool and the Gang. Amongst the Broken Thought Theory brood is one of Canada’s finest young exports, State Advanced. He has left his shores and his crew Character Traits, for the bright lights of Sydney. Miss V, a soul singer that cut her … Continue reading Broken Thought Theory

Hyjak – Straight Jak

Sydney MC Hyjak is best known for his earlier work with his Obese Records signed group, Hyjak N Torcha and for some of the most memorable local battles seen in the 90’s. With his diverse sound that showcases a Sydney street influence from the graffiti writers he grew up with, Hyjak has managed to cement his name amongst the greats of the local scene.  Already in his illustrious career he has performed with the likes of Xzibit, Mobb Deep, Gang Starr, Lord Finesse, Murs, De La Soul and Hilltop Hoods. Hyjak is still a very busy man, appearing on Kerser’s – The Nebulizer release last year … Continue reading Hyjak – Straight Jak

MD – Electric Sky

Hailing from Hobart mdusu (pronounced muh-DOO-soo) or MD or Duse, is one of Tasmania’s premier hip hop artists. Since his first live performance as an MC in 2003, the MC/producer has built himself a reputation Australia-wide for quality recordings and raucous live shows, a feat which is all the more remarkable considering the isolation of his home town. In just a few short years, he has performed alongside acts such as De La Soul, Jurassic 5, Jungle Brothers, Z-Trip, Swollen Members, The Herd, Drapht, Funkoars, Muph & Plutonic etc. and can even lay claim to having shared a stage with … Continue reading MD – Electric Sky

Boats, Rhymes & Life

Melbourne’s first ever floating block party Boats, Rhymes & Life. Jump around to bangin’ beats and sure fire rhymes over 2 levels aboard the good ship Victoria Star. Headlining the top deck is Mantra whose instant classic Got Me Wrong has become part of everyone’s play list over the last few months. Mantra will be rocking the boat with his crew Bam Bam and DJ Wasabi. We also have DJ/Producer extraordinaire Nick Thayer headlining the lower deck. He has worked with some legendary international artists such as A Skillz and DJ Yoda on seminal labels like Bomb Strikes, Insane Bangers, Southern … Continue reading Boats, Rhymes & Life

Hau’s 2010 W’Rap’ Up

Hau from the almighty Koolism crew has thrown together a belated Christmas message/2010 Wrap up for all the heads. Hau sent a little message with the track which you can read below. “Wrote it while coolin’ with my fam’ in Bega.
 Recorded in the car using the lap top so, you know… it’s on some lo-fi business. Haha. The beat is from RUN DMC’s, ‘Christmas in Hollis’. A few random shout outs at the end… so if you didn’t hear your name and think I should’ve mentioned it, catch you next time. 
Anyway, nuff talking and have a listen.” Feel … Continue reading Hau’s 2010 W’Rap’ Up

De La Soul & Friends Present ‘The 20th Anniversary of ‘De La Soul Is Dead’ – A retrospective celebration of one of hip hops greatest albums!

One of the most important recordings in the evolution of hip hop is De La Soul’s milestone album, De La Soul Is Dead. At the time of its release it literally altered the cultural landscape of hip hop music across the globe and ushered in a new era of positivity and consciousness in global hip hop culture. The album was produced by legendary DJ producer Prince Paul, and between them, Paul, Mase, Dave and Pos gave birth to one of the most loved and celebrated hip hop records of all time, which included classic De La joints like ‘(A Rollerskatin … Continue reading De La Soul & Friends Present ‘The 20th Anniversary of ‘De La Soul Is Dead’ – A retrospective celebration of one of hip hops greatest albums!

Win a free copy of The Sounds Of Wings EP

Coptic Soldier is preparing for his debut EP release teaming up with Sydney singer Miriam Waks for eight top tracks on The Sound of Wings EP. The guys over at Rhythm & Poetry are giving you the chance to win a copy of The Sound of Wings EP, but you have to be quick. Here’s how you do it. 1. Start by Logging into Twitter (if you don’t have an account, go get one) 2. follow my man Coptic Soldier (@copticsoldier) 3. Tweet the below phrase, in it’s entirety, unedited Exclusive leak of @copticsoldier & Miriam Waks-Burn Churches feat. @mac_lethal … Continue reading Win a free copy of The Sounds Of Wings EP

mdusu – new album + free mixtape

Hailing from Hobart – Australia’s southern-most capital city, mdusu (pronounced muh-DOO-soo) is one of Tasmania’s premier hip hop artists. Since his first live performance as an emcee in 2003, the MC/producer has built himself a reputation Australia-wide for quality recordings and raucous live shows, a feat which is all the more remarkable considering the isolation of his home town. In just a few short years, he has performed alongside acts such as De La Soul, Jurassic 5, Jungle Brothers, Z-Trip, Swollen Members, The Herd, Drapht, Funkoars, Muph & Plutonic etc. and can even lay claim to having shared a stage … Continue reading mdusu – new album + free mixtape

Phatchance – Inkstains Tour

After being crowned both a Triple J Unearthed and MySpace.com feature artist in 2009, Phatchance is ready to tour nationally unleashing his own unique style . Coming off the back of multiple years of a touring schedule supporting the likes of Bliss N Eso, The Herd, Urthboy, The Potbelleez, Drapht, Pez, The Funkoars, Pegz, Muph N Plutonic and Phrase, as well as numerous international artists; Method Man and Redman, Planet Asia, De La Soul and K Rino to name a few, Phatchance has developed a reputation for his personal, captivating, yet highly energetic live performances. Beginning March 5th in WA … Continue reading Phatchance – Inkstains Tour