The Game Announces The Release Of The ‘Documentary 2’ Winter (Aus/Nz) 2015

Ten years after releasing his groundbreaking multi-platinum debut album ‘The Documentary’, hip hop legend The Game announces the release of ‘The Documentary 2’ his highly anticipated forthcoming album on eOne Music/Blood Money Ent./Fifth Amendment Ent and Shock Records in Aus/NZ. Earlier this year, on 18th January, The Game celebrated the 10th anniversary of the release of The Documentary’ with a concert in his hometown of LA at the Belasco Theater. The Game brought out surprise guests Dr. Dre (who produced the debut album), Kendrick Lamar, Tyga, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q, O.T. Genasis and Marsha Ambrosius. The Game released ‘Blood Moon:Year Of … Continue reading The Game Announces The Release Of The ‘Documentary 2’ Winter (Aus/Nz) 2015

Watch “Not Afraid: The Shady Records Story” Starring Eminem, Dr. Dre, & 50 Cent

Last year, Eminem and Paul Rosenberg celebrated the 15 year anniversary of their label, Shady Records, with the release of the compilation album Shady XV. The album was a double disk, one side filled with new material and the other filled with Shady’s greatest hits. While the album provided a neat summary of the label’s history, it didn’t really tell the story of how Shady Records came to be and what it achieved during it’s decade and a half run. That’s why we teamed up with Em and Paul Rosenberg to bring you, Not Afraid: The Shady Records Story. This … Continue reading Watch “Not Afraid: The Shady Records Story” Starring Eminem, Dr. Dre, & 50 Cent

Ice Cube Australian Tour New Shows Announced!

Metropolis Touring and Select Touring are pleased to announce that Ice Cube will be extending his Australian tour by adding additional shows in Sydney and Melbourne!! Wednesday 3rd December will see a second and final show at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney. The third and final Melbourne show will be an intimate club performance at 170 Russell on Sunday 7th December – capacity is strictly limited to only 1,000 tickets. Tickets for both shows go on sale 9am this Friday 24th October. Going off his past Australian performances, fans can expect an explosive show packed with the iconic and timeless … Continue reading Ice Cube Australian Tour New Shows Announced!

Eminem Confirms New Album Shady XV

In what was a massive weekend for gossip heads of the hip hop world with a shooting backstage at a Wiz Khalifa gig near San Jose, which resulted in Wiz pulling our of Saturday nights show of his Under The Influence of Sleep tour. We were then treated to a multitude of angles, and slow mo action replays of Iggy Azalea falling off stage while performing at MTV VMA awards. We’re sure that booty cushioned her fall. This morning we woke to news that Suge Knight had been gunned down. Suge was shot six times at a pre-VMA party hosted … Continue reading Eminem Confirms New Album Shady XV

Tom Showtime Mashiona Tasty Mashups Vol. 2

Melbourne’s own Producer / DJ / Watermelon Man, Tom Showtime is back with another massive free download EP! Still riding high from his recent signing to the UK’s Ghetto Funk record label and the success of ‘The Chippa Irie EP‘ (Booty Fruit) reaching #1 on the Juno Download Best Selling Chart, brings you a second volume of Tasty Mashups. Serving up a mixture of the best of the best including Dr. Dre, Roots Manuva, KMD, Nas, Chali 2na, DJ Premier, Proof and People Under The Stairs. Grab these free tunes now and watch out for Showtime’s future releases ‘The Bling … Continue reading Tom Showtime Mashiona Tasty Mashups Vol. 2

Mashiona Tasty Mashups Vol 1: A Free Download EP By Tom Showtime

Melbourne’s own Producer / DJ / Watermelon Man, Tom Showtime is back with a massive free download EP! Following on from the success of his acclaimed debut album The Jam Thief (Obese Records) with a tasty selection of Mashups. Serving up a mixture of the best of the best including Dr. Dre, Biz Markie, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Eminem, Talib Tweli & The Roots.  Grab these free tunes now and watch out for Showtime’s future releases The Chippa Irie EP on Booty Fruit (Out April 4th via JUNO) and his upcoming Artist EP on Ghetto Funk (UK). Mashiona Tasty Mashups Vol 1: … Continue reading Mashiona Tasty Mashups Vol 1: A Free Download EP By Tom Showtime

Kendrick Lamar Australian Tour 2012

With tickets for Kendrick Lamar’s first Australian tour selling out in a matter of hours in Sydney and Melbourne, Niche is thrilled to announce Lamar will now appear in larger venues to meet demand for this incredible artist. All tickets purchased for any show will remain valid in that city. Kendrick Lamar (born June 17, 1987), is from Compton, California and is currently signed to Top Dawg, (Dr Dre’s) Aftermath and Interscope/Universal. A member of hip hop supergroup Black Hippy, along with fellow West Coast rappers and label mates Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul, Lamar first gained major attention … Continue reading Kendrick Lamar Australian Tour 2012

Kendrick Lamar – First Australian Tour

Ushering in a new era of lyrical excellence, Kendrick Lamar is the genius MC who, on the eve of releasing his major label debut, announces his first Australian tour presented by Niche Productions. Kendrick Lamar (born June 17, 1987), is from Compton, California and is currently signed to Top Dawg, (Dr Dre’s) Aftermath and Interscope/Universal. A member of hip hop supergroup Black Hippy, along with fellow West Coast rappers and label mates Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul, Lamar first gained major attention after the release of his fourth mixtape, Overly Dedicated in 2010. The following year he released his first … Continue reading Kendrick Lamar – First Australian Tour

Ghosts In the Room

Canberra producer Ghosts In The Room unleash his debut production album. Having assembled a team of Australia and America’s finest, this release will be sure to surprise listeners with its diverse soundtrack of soulful, dark and often unexpected collaborations. In Its Your Life – Ghosts In The Room has teamed up with one time Dr Dre portage Bishop Lamont, Briggs and Armageddon for an inspirational track to motivate its listeners. In Where I Come From the legendary Kool G Rap teams up with battle rappers Iron Solomon, Okwerdz and 360 who makes a return to his hip hop roots. In Timeless New … Continue reading Ghosts In the Room

Xzibit – Australian Tour

In news sure to thrill hip hop fans, Illusive are pleased to announce the return of hip hop heavyweight Xzibit to our shores in November. Xzibit marks his return to Australia after almost five years with a whirlwind tour that sees him cover 11 venues in a just over a fortnight. Alongside capital cities, X will grace Newcastle, Cairns, Townsville, Traralgon and Hobart for the first time ever. Recognised as a true West Coast stalwart and ‘one of the most respected rappers in the game’ (Rolling Stone), Xzibit first came to public attention in the late ’90s with his debut … Continue reading Xzibit – Australian Tour

Syntax – The Musical

Early on in your rap career you were one third of Queensland mainstays Trace Elements –  featuring hip-hop producer  M-Phazes and also emcee Tactic One. Tell us a bit about how that crew came together? Myself and Tactic One were friends in high school, and we met M-Phazes through a mutual friend called Lee who worked at a local record store. He had heard about myself and Tactic through the grapevine and wanted to know if we were interested in meeting his friend M-Phazes. Being new to the whole music thing we were totally interested, and Lee played us a … Continue reading Syntax – The Musical