Hilltop Hoods Perth Side-Show Announced Feat. Special Guest Vents

As promised the Hilltop Hoods are putting on an exclusive side-show in Perth, as they will not be appearing on the Perth leg of the BDO tour. The show will be held at Capitol on Friday the 10th of February, 2012. Joining the Hilltop Hoods will be Golden Era label-mate Vents, with more special guests to be announced soon. The Hoods brand new single I Love It Featuring Sia has just hit #1 on the Australian Hip Hop charts on iTunes. If you haven’t picked up the single yet you can grab it here. There’s an early start for all three Eminem … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods Perth Side-Show Announced Feat. Special Guest Vents

Eminem adds 2nd Sydney show

Hilltop Hoods will be playing an additional tour date with Eminem! After the first two shows sold out in under an hour, the promoters have negotiated adding a second Sydney show at the Sydney Football Stadium on December 4th. Tickets for the second Sydney show go on sale at 2pm from Ticketek on Wednesday November 16th. Hilltop Hoods will be accompanying Eminem on all his Australian tour dates. Dec. 1st – Melbourne Etihad Arena (Sold out) Dec. 2nd – Sydney – Sydney Football Stadium (Sold out) Dec. 4th – Sydney – Sydney Football Stadium Ticketek  ||  Hilltop Hoods  ||  Twitter Continue reading Eminem adds 2nd Sydney show

Hilltop Hoods Western Canadian Tour

Hilltop Hoods are hard at it over the next few months with a tour of Canada happening next month, the massive sold out tour with Eminem and a run of festival dates which include the national Big Day Out Tour. The Hoods will play 3 massive dates in Canada followed by the two huge sold out shows in Melbourne and Sydney.  Suffa, Pressure and DJ Debris will then be busy preparing for the launch of their brand new LP titled Drinking From The Sun, due out early February 2012. Crowds will also be pleased to hear that at least 3 tracks … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods Western Canadian Tour

Plutonic Lab joins Hilltop Hoods on tour

Plutonic Lab, best known as one of Australia’s leading hip hop producers & one half of Muph & Plutonic, has been hand picked to join Hilltop Hoods as their live drummer. 2012 will be a massive year for Hilltop Hoods, with Plutonic’s first official shows beginning in December with the Eminem tour, continuing with the Big Day Out & beyond. After years of hard work & contributions to the Australian Hip-Hop community, touring with Hilltop Hoods is a definite career highlight to Plutonic’s long list of achievements. Currently on tour with Drapht, Muph & Plutonic will continue as a duo, however the forthcoming WA & QLD … Continue reading Plutonic Lab joins Hilltop Hoods on tour

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

Vegas Aces – Interview: Gambling, Gear & Generics

aahh: The history between Vegas Aces goes way back to the days when Cam was working with Publik Relationz and you (4th) were apart of Pure Product, are we right? 4th: Yeah, I started sourcing beats for the Pure Product album and got put in touch with Cam through Mr Hill and Seven (Publik Relationz) and was just blown away at his beats, even back then. At the time I think he was just 18 and had only just started making beats, so I knew he was going to be someone to watch out for. aahh: Fast forward to 2011. We … Continue reading Vegas Aces – Interview: Gambling, Gear & Generics

Bliss N Eso – Running On Air: Debuts #1 on ARIA chart

Illusive are excited to announce that Australian hip hop trio Bliss N Eso’s latest album Running On Air has knocked Eminem from his six week reign at the top of ARIA Album Charts. It is the band and Illusive’s first ever number one album making the debut doubly special for all involved. Currently on a sold out Australian tour the band are gearing up to announce a US tour very soon. Previous releases Flying Colours (2008) debuted at #10 and won the boys an ARIA Award, while Day of The Dog (2006) reached #43. Bliss N Eso’s fourth album release, … Continue reading Bliss N Eso – Running On Air: Debuts #1 on ARIA chart

Urthboy takes tour to Europe

Urthboy will be performing a special intimate show in Sydney on June 19 before departing on his first European tour. It’s going down at the tiny Sandringham Hotel in Newtown with special guests. Urthboy heads to Europe in July playing at Open Air festival in Switzerland (Jay-Z, Eminem, Nas & Damien ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley) and Splash! Festival in Germany (Wu-Tang Clan, Missy Elliot). Club dates include three shows supporting Brother Ali in Germany and a headline show in London with label-mates Hermitude. Tix are extremely limited for this send-off show at the Sando. First in first served. Urthboy feat. Elgusto … Continue reading Urthboy takes tour to Europe

M-Phazes/Triple J Unearthed MC comp

Emcees are you ready to spit some fire, download a beat and show the nation what you got? Triple J Unearthed is teaming up with internationally renowned hip hop producer M-Phazes to create a track with an exclusive M-Phazes beat, and an Triple J Unearthed emcees rhymes. To enter, all you have to do is download the beat here and re-upload it with your rhymes on top. The best emcee as chosen by Triple J Hip Hop show host Hau Latukefu and M-Phazes will have the track properly produced by the man himself! And if M-Phazes comes to your town … Continue reading M-Phazes/Triple J Unearthed MC comp

allaussie Hip Hop Interview US emcee Okwerdz

You were born and raised in the US, tell us a bit about yourself and what kind of style you present through your hip hop? Im from Stockton California, been rapping since i was 17 or so. Honestly my music represents alot of different things, i am influenced by alot so i really try to encompass everything. I’m still heavily involved in the freestyle scene, freestyling is how i started rapping in the first place so i will always be doing it and incorporating it in my live shows. Freestyle is truly one of my favorite parts of rapping. The … Continue reading allaussie Hip Hop Interview US emcee Okwerdz