New Music: Birdz Hunger Voodoo

Birdz has recently premiered a brand new track titled Hunger Voodoo, coming off the back of his latest, hard hitting single Black Lives Matter. Hunger Voodoo is a tale of a broke man, a new father and a hungry artist. Birdz is offering his audience a new perspective from his socially conscious melodic rhymes, he keeps it close to home with this honest portrayal of working for the man while striving to be a full time artist. “If my life as a starving artist had a soundtrack it’d sound like this… playing on loop as I hunt down my next … Continue reading New Music: Birdz Hunger Voodoo

Live Lodge 2014 First Announcement feat. Briggs, Funkoars, L-Fresh The Lion, WZRDKID, Remi & more

For the first time ever in Melbourne, Rolling Stone Australia be bringing their own pop-up venue, the Rolling Stone Live Lodge, taking over the iconic Workers Club in Fitzroy Melbourne from September 25 to October 12. There’s more to come, … Continue reading Live Lodge 2014 First Announcement feat. Briggs, Funkoars, L-Fresh The Lion, WZRDKID, Remi & more

Briggs Sheplife

You know the Briggs story, indigenous kid from regional Australia (Victoria). if not, let me refresh your memory, from the moment Briggs dropped his self-released debut EP, the brilliant and ground breaking Homemade Bombs (2009), it was obvious to everyone that this marked the arrival of a powerful and unique voice on the scene. His indigenous roots and his rural upbringing in the small country town of Shepparton (Victoria) gave him a perspective like no one else. Powered by a rapid-fire, melodic, direct approach, Briggs was as funny as he was deep. It was this rare combination of characteristics that lead … Continue reading Briggs Sheplife

Semantix Cold Plains EP Out Now!

Semantix are an Australian hip hop crew from the A.C.T consisting of two emcees, Adam and Matthew Higgins (Aplus and Mattrix), drummer Seain Ward (Obsene) and DJ Rhys Dennewald (DJ Danggers). All four have been passionate about their hip hop from an early age. Semantix was formed early in 2012 and hip hop hasn’t been safe since! Semantix are members of the Capslock Collective out of Canberra and since forming they have supported some of the biggest names in local hip hop; Funkoars, Briggs, Spit Syndicate, Def Wish Cast and many more. They also supported U.S. artists Blu and House Shoes earlier … Continue reading Semantix Cold Plains EP Out Now!

Funkoars New EP Dawn Of The Head Streaming For Free

Having just toured the nation with shows and festivals still to come in the coming months the Funkoars have done what they do best, look after the fans. The new EP Dawn of the Head peaked at #3 on the Urban and #18 on the Album ARIA charts last month. Today, we are super excited to announce Dawn Of The Head has been officially uploaded on YouTube for FREE. Check it out below. 2014 has seen a resurgence for the group with the final touches being put on the 5th album In Case of Emergency ready for release later this year. If you haven’t already … Continue reading Funkoars New EP Dawn Of The Head Streaming For Free

Funkoars Feel The Heat National Tour

Funkoars have just released a brand new video clip, lifted from the upcoming Golden Era Mixtape 2014. The track is titled A Clockwork Orange. The video was produced by Adfu for Unity Sound & Visual and Richie Sandham for Eightlimb Films. Funkoars are just about to set off on Feel The Heat National Tour featuring Mr. Hill & Rahjconkas. The 11 date tour features stop offs in Barwon Heads, Airlie Baech, Ipswhich and more, concluding in Adelaide. Other guests on the tour include K21, P-Link, Purpose, and more. You can get tickets for Feel The Heat National Tour by following the link below. The Funkoars … Continue reading Funkoars Feel The Heat National Tour

aahh Radio – Episode 4 – Mr Grevis

In episode 3 of aahh Radio we chat to Mr Grevis, who has just released his sophomore LP titled My Escape, featuring production from Dazastah, Cam Bluff and Rob Shaker. The album features the Funkoars crew, Joyride, Drapht and a heap more.  In Episode 4, we discuss the brand new album My Escape. Mr Grevis’ induction into the legendary SBX Crew, The Robert Hunter Cup, Mr Grevis’ new positive outlook on life, his work with the Funkoars and a whole heap more.  Expect a whole heap of dope guests and features in the upcoming episodes of aahh Radio. If you would like to feature in … Continue reading aahh Radio – Episode 4 – Mr Grevis

Word Adelaide & Pulling Strings Presents Freestyle MC Competition The Language of War

An epic contest is looming as MCs from around Australia vie to take out Word Adelaide’s Freestyle MC Competition this August. The event boasts more than $12,000 in cash and prizes, making it the largest open competition of its type in the southern hemisphere. MCs will compete in acapella, beatbox and instrumental sections across flyweight, middleweight and heavyweight divisions. Heats in Adelaide’s central, northern and southern suburbs will be held for flyweight division entrants, with successful competitors to progress to the competition final. More than $500 in cash and prizes is up for grabs among flyweight division MCs, who must … Continue reading Word Adelaide & Pulling Strings Presents Freestyle MC Competition The Language of War

Hons – Hons Solo

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… 4 friends created one of the most irresponsible groups in Australian music, 10 years later they are still around and continue to be a burden to their fans and loved ones. Now, on the eve of his best friends (and fellow crew member – Mr Trials) wedding, Hons, has been given the task of planning the Bucks party to end all Bucks party’s. Hons assembled a 6 track solo EP in order to raise sufficient funds to send Trials off with a universal size Big Bang. The aptly titled Hons Solo is produced … Continue reading Hons – Hons Solo

Seth Sentry – Dear Science

Just to put it in perspective, 2012 was a massive year for Seth Sentry… three high-rotation singles, an album debuting at #6 on the ARIA charts, triple j’s feature album of the week and Channel [V]’s Oz Artist Of The Year award… but seeing as though he got to kick off 2013 by driving a DeLorean, this is already the year to beat.  Featuring said time machine, a host of characters and some highly dubious acting performances from Seth, Mantra, DJ B-Two, and Grey Ghost, the clip to Seth’s latest single Dear Science has everything. Well, everything except hoverboards, as … Continue reading Seth Sentry – Dear Science

Purpose – Happy New Year

Purpose welcomes in the new year with a brand new track featuring the beats of some of your favourite party anthems. The Happy New Year track features Clown Prince, Walk On Ar, It’s All Good and Pick It Up. The full list can of artists can be found below. It’s been a massive year for the young South Australian emcee/producer. With 2013 shaping up to be his best yet. Purpose’s brand new album Where It Starts is set to drop in around 5 weeks, with 3 huge singles already out and crunching the airwaves, this is sure to be a massive … Continue reading Purpose – Happy New Year

Itchy Beats December

The next Itchy Beats will be headlined by DeathStarrs. With the help of their two latest singles Immortal and Take It Or Leave receiving national airplay on triple j, the Gold Coast duo went to Brisbane to appear at the Sprung Hip Hop Festival 2012, alongside Hilltop Hoods, Seth Sentry, Illy and more. DeathStarrs will be appearing alongside Johnny Utah, Deadbeat and Hazy and Sammy G. Johnny Utah is a part of the artist collective I Forget, Sorry! with Mind Over Matter, Chance Waters and Coptic Solider. He has been actively playing live shows and touring for close to three years, and in … Continue reading Itchy Beats December

Put The Work In – Mr. Hill and Rahjconkas

Amidst the continued stair-climb by Brisbane collective Born Fresh to set a foundation for quality local hiphop in the city; Mr Hill and Rahjconkas release Put The Work In, the first single from their forthcoming sophomore album Dead End Street. 2012 has been a busy year for the duo, following the successful reception of their debut LP The Feedback, with tours, guest appearances and collaborations presenting themselves consistently. Since January, the two have toured with label-mate Seven, 360, Seth Sentry, Illy and the Funkoars as well as supporting US successes Atmosphere and Evidence and locals Thundamentals, Urthboy and Spit Syndicate. … Continue reading Put The Work In – Mr. Hill and Rahjconkas

Mase & Mattic X SCOSA – Who I Am featuring Echo and The Empress

In a fresh and innovative way to raise money to support people living with disabilities, Adelaide hip hop band Mase N Mattic has teamed up with SCOSA (formerly the Spastic Centres of South Australia) to launch Who I Am. 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of this track will go to SCOSA and will be used to provide vital services to South Australians living with disabilities. Mase N Mattic — aka Jason Willoughby, Matthew Patti, together with DJ PT, Paul Tate — are developing a strong following around Australia after the release of their first album Sound The … Continue reading Mase & Mattic X SCOSA – Who I Am featuring Echo and The Empress

The Funkoars – Carl Sagan

2012’s Golden Era Mixtape was the second in the series of mixtapes showcasing the talent, depth and skill of the artists on the Golden Era Records label, including artists Briggs, Hilltop Hoods, Adfu and more. Released on the triple j hip hop show with Hau, The Golden Era Mixtape 2012 featured a host of dope tracks including Funkoars – Carl Sagan. As a part of the ‘Funkoars Fam Appreciation Day‘, Carl Sagan has been released as a free download, minus any drop overs. Written by Hons, Trials & Sesta with cuts from DJ Reflux, and production from Trials, this is the … Continue reading The Funkoars – Carl Sagan

Purpose drops new track ‘I Know It’s Late’ & announces winners of his guest verse comp ‘Sleep Walkers’ from Sydney

Mid-morning Monday Purpose released a brand new track titled ‘I Know It’s Late’. This is an exclusive, not to be featured on his album, but one of a handful of songs he will be releasing free for fans in the lead up to his debut album Where It Starts due late Spring.

 Kicking the week off to an exciting start, he also performed a brand new song off of Where It Starts via Live Stream on before announcing Sleep Walkers as the winners of his guest verse competition which sent Facebook into a frenzy the past week gone. With Obesity 2 dropping tomorrow, which … Continue reading Purpose drops new track ‘I Know It’s Late’ & announces winners of his guest verse comp ‘Sleep Walkers’ from Sydney

Purpose – Alive

Purpose’s second single Alive is out today accompanied by a cinematic film clip courtesy of EightLimb Films. Coming off a string of radio appearances, performances all around the country and with the release of his album Where It Starts fast approaching, this video is another strong foot forward for the young MC/Producer. The song features cuts by long time collaborator DJ Hacksaw, and is produced by Eslev of Full Tote Odds. The digital single is available on iTunes here and features an incredible remix by Mr Trials of the Funkoars. Where It Starts coming soon! Purchase  ||  Facebook  ||  Twitter  || … Continue reading Purpose – Alive

Purpose – Come Together Festival and triple j Hip Hop Show Performances

The 2nd single from Purpose’s upcoming album Where It Starts is dropping tomorrow July 20. The track titled Alive, will be released alongside the official film clip shot & edited by EightLimb Films. To celebrate the launch of the new single Alive, Purpose has been releasing a video a day until the single finally drops tomorrow.  Late last we were treated to a sneak peek of the new film clip and single. Yesterday Purpose also released a nice little clip from when he visited the triple j studio’s in Sydney last week. There is a bit of the interview and of … Continue reading Purpose – Come Together Festival and triple j Hip Hop Show Performances

Illy Announces National Tour

Off the back of his new smash single Heard It All, snowballing emcee Illy has announced a huge national tour throughout August and September. As well as major cities, the tour hits towns as far and wide as Toowoomba, Dubbo and Falls Creek, and will be the first chance for fans to hear material from Illy’s soon-to-bereleased third album Bring It Back, live and in the flesh. In support will be Chasm Soundsystem feat. Scryptcha. Illy’s sophomore album The Chase spawned the powerful and well-loved singles Cigarettes (triple j Hottest 100 #25), The Chase and the Gold-selling It Can Wait feat. … Continue reading Illy Announces National Tour

Realizm – Before You Seem Dead


1. The attitude or practice of accepting a situation as it is and being prepared to deal with it accordingly: “a new mood of realism”.

 Realizm is an obscure lyricist and producer from Adelaide, Australia. After his debut verse on the original critically acclaimed Battlehoggs Official Mixtape Volume 1, Realizm has been steady on both the live circuit and in the studio. Performing alongside long time collaborator K21, he has shared the stage with acts such as Jedi Mind Tricks, Celph Titled, Ill Bill (Non Phixion), Evidence (Dilated Peoples), Brad Strut, Funkoars and more. Studio wise, the past 4 years have … Continue reading Realizm – Before You Seem Dead

Purpose – ‘Alive’ Sneak Peak

Purpose is releasing his second single titled Alive next Wednesday, June 20th and has just put out a sneak peak of the film clip put together by EightLimb Films.  Coming off a stellar performance at the sold out Come Together Festival, Alive is sure to tick all the right boxes.  With the release of his album Where It Starts fast approaching, this new video is looking to take things up another notch yet again for the Adelaide MC/Producer. The song features cuts by long time collaborator DJ Hacksaw, and is produced by Eslev of Full Tote Odds. The digital single will be available June 20th … Continue reading Purpose – ‘Alive’ Sneak Peak

Funkoars – Vamoose

The Funkoars have dropped a 3rd film clip from their critically acclaimed album The Quickening. Vamoose was produced by Full Clip Productions and features the acting stylings of Benjie McNair of Neighbours fame. The clip is a biting social commentary on the state of the economy done in true Oars fashion. The video is best summed up by YouTube user KrazyBot: “Absolutely moving and inspirational clip. The camera roll towards the protagonist creates a sense of desperation within the responder as we watch him try in vain to make enough sandwiches as he is struck by projectiles. Audience members are … Continue reading Funkoars – Vamoose

Raise The Roof IV

The Espy is pleased to announce that it is once again opening its doors up to a night of all local hip hop. Raise The Roof IV picks up from where 3 left off, a colossal lineup showcasing the finest in established and emerging local hip hop. The first 3 instalments of Raise The Roof were a raging success, volume 4 is shaping up to be bigger then ever. Featuring Funkoars, Lowrider, Vents, Def Wish Cast, Briggs, Mase & Mattic, Purpose, Death Stars, DJ Reflux, Remi, Eloquor, Soliloquy, Mu-Gen, Prequel, Slap618 and DJ Flagrant’s Aussie Hip Hop video show. Hosted … Continue reading Raise The Roof IV

Clandestien – ‘Weapons Grade’ Out Now

It’s the return of the chosen ones. Perth’s undisputed Overlords of hardcore; Clandestien, from the mighty Syllabolix Crew, are back in effect. The trio of Tomahawk, Graphic and Mortar have ventured out from the Citadel to once again unleash their trademark darkness upon those who would claim king. They’re back. And this time they’ve bought the whole armoury. Unlike the groups previous releases such as Dynasty 2004 and Chasms of the Citadel 2007, where production was handled predominately by Mortar, here the sonic weaponry has been deployed by a variety of arms dealers. Suffa of the Hilltop Hoods provides a guitar heavy … Continue reading Clandestien – ‘Weapons Grade’ Out Now

Last Credit – Self Titled Album

It all began as a zany scheme. Two heavy metal fans who couldn’t play guitar, who couldn’t sing, drums? fuggedaboutit. Rap? why not. Last Credit are Jaius Maxwell Constantine and Reverend Maekism Oswald, you can now download their self titled LP for free by following the download link below. 2004: Maekism had tried his luck as a rapper, ammusing friends and offending workmates. Not long after JMC joined him in similar circumstance but in reverse. 2005: The duo came up with Last Credit. Unsuccesful group names include: “The Stormtroopers”, “Willy Wanker and the Chocolate Experience”, “Death-Thrush” and “Lisp-Service”. By the end … Continue reading Last Credit – Self Titled Album

Clandestien – Weapons Grade

It’s the return of the chosen ones, Perth’s undisputed overlords of hardcore, Clandestien from the mighty Syllabolix Crew are back in effect. The trio of Tomahawk, Graphic, and Mortar have ventured out from the citadel to once again unleash their trademark darkness upon those who would claim king. They’re back, and this time they’ve bought the whole armory. An armory full of weaponry in the form of hip hop at its most razor-sharp. Weapons Grade, the groups forth release, sees the cohort combine their venomous lyrical prowess teamed with a gang of the countries standout bomb manufacturers to conjure up … Continue reading Clandestien – Weapons Grade

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