Greeley Smoko Official Video

One of Australia’s most active top tier battle MCs, Tasmanian local Greeley has steadily built a name for himself in the battle scene over the past few years. Having discovered his love for hip-hop at age 12, Greeley began beatboxing and made the progression to graffiti and rapping at age 17. It was in these formative teenage years when Greeley became immersed in the underground culture as he attended high school during the few years he spent living in the USA. After moving back to Tasmania he hit the local hip-hop scene, taking to the stage to win freestyle battles … Continue reading Greeley Smoko Official Video

Fun Not Fame Mixtape Vol. 2

Brisbane’s Clockwork Records & Velvet Couch Clothing are proud to release the Fun Not Fame Mixtape Vol 2 featuring a massive lineup of local and international artists. The mixtape is released nationally via free download from VC Clothing.  The huge lineup consists of local artists such as Tommy Illfigga, Dwizofoz, Rainman, Kel Timmons & Yuni Huzami, Fundamental Elements, Kryptamistik, Def Man Walking, Dunn D & many more, as well as US underground heavyweight Diabolic. VC Clothing  || Clockwork Records  ||  CR Twitter Continue reading Fun Not Fame Mixtape Vol. 2

Letters To The Sun – Coin x Akouo

Originating from two of the most musically isolated parts of Australia, Perth rapper Coin (of The Stoops / Coin & Taku) and Tasmanian DJ/producer Akouo (Javs & Akouo) have been quietly building a cache of sounds that blend neo-soul, backpack rap and eclectic rhythms. The duo draw inspiration from a range of influences, from hip hop producers such as J Dilla, Pete Rock, Hitek, Exile and 20Syl to neo-soul figures like Amp Fiddler, Erykah Badu and Common. As a member of The Stoops, Coin collaborated with producer J Squared (Illy / Beathedz / Spit Syndicate) on their album Stoop Squared. It was soon followed up his album Home, a collaboration with future beats producer Taku (Raashan Ahmad/Miles Bonny). Coin’s work on The … Continue reading Letters To The Sun – Coin x Akouo

Interview: Mdusu – 88 1/2 EP

First things first – it’s pronounced muh-DOO-soo, & it’s spelled M-D-U-S-U , lets just call the MC/producer from Hobart Duse or MD. Duse has recently released a ‘name your price’ EP titled the 88 1/2 EP. The Tape Death Collective member catches up with aahh to talk about the new EP.  What brought about the newEP? Basically, I’d spent the past year working like a madman on beats, rhymes, session muso work & post-production for a heap of cats (no arrogance, but I can almost guarantee that if you like hip hop from Australia, you’ve heard my work this year). I … Continue reading Interview: Mdusu – 88 1/2 EP

Letters To The Sun – Appetizers

Originating from two of the most musically isolated parts of Australia, Perth rapper Coin (of The Stoops / Coin & Taku) and Tasmanian DJ/producer Akouo (Javs & Akouo) have been quietly building a cache of sounds that blend neo-soul, backpack rap and eclectic rhythms. The duo draw inspiration from a range of influences, from hip hop producers such as J Dilla, Pete Rock, Hitek, Exile and 20Syl to neo-soul figures like Amp Fiddler, Erykah Badu and Common. As a member of The Stoops, Coin collaborated with producer J Squared (Illy / Beathedz / Spit Syndicate) on their album Stoop Squared. It … Continue reading Letters To The Sun – Appetizers

Kerser – Nebulizer Tour 2012

You can’t change who you are, but you can change who you’ll be. For 24-year old emcee Kerser, these words are set in stone. Born and raised in Campbelltown in the South West of famous Sydney, the city sights he witnessed while growing up weren’t exactly postcard perfect – just try taking some snaps round the streets of C-town after the sun sets and see what scenes develop. But in dark places people shine. Blazing up from the underground thanks to a potent mix of talent, determination and the guts to try something new, Kerser is the name on everyone’s … Continue reading Kerser – Nebulizer Tour 2012

Highlights from ‘Tas Battles: 5’

The above battle clip was floating around the traps today and thought it was worthy of a post. Tas Battles & Don’t Flop Present: Main Event 3, Greeley Vs. Dunn D @ ‘Tas Battles 5‘, held on Sat 16th Jan 2010 at The Brisbane Hotel. Below you can check out Main Event 1, Vokal v Chase also held @ ‘Tas Battles 5‘. If you want to peep some more freestyles, head over to MrDameza’s YouTube Channel to get all the highlights. You can do that by following the link here. Continue reading Highlights from ‘Tas Battles: 5’