DJ JS-1 It Is What It Isn’t Is

DJ JS-1, the devoted Boom bap producer and scratch aficionado, unveils his sixth full length LP, It Is What It Isn’t, which is now available through his Ground Original imprint. The 21 track collection, includes guest appearances from several of the game’s veteran forces, such as, KRS-One, O.C, Ras Kass, The Artifacts, Buckshot, Ill Bill, and Erick Sermon, among others, to a slew of noteworthy newcomers, like Homeboy Sandman, Fashawn, Torae and Kyle Rapps, to name a few. Titled in counterstrike to the wave of new artists that use social media to falsely portray themselves, JS-1, who has built a … Continue reading DJ JS-1 It Is What It Isn’t Is

Homeboy Sandman Hallways

Homeboy Sandman is set to release Hallways, his second full-length album on Stones Throw Records. It is an ode to the space between where you are and where you are headed; a space in flux, and a space where Sandman himself noticeably thrives in this release. Producers on Hallways include Knxwledge, Blu, DJ Spinna, Oh No and Jonwayne, who produced the first single, America, The Beautiful. The prolific Queens MC has been prominently published in Gawker and Huffington Post, plus featured in an array of media outlets such as NPR, and Rolling Stone even naming him as “Artist to Watch.” … Continue reading Homeboy Sandman Hallways

Homeboy Sandman Australian Tour

Homeboy Sandman is a musician. His genre is hip-hop. An emcee that prides himself on musical growth and evolution. Raised in Queens NY. With academic stints in New Hampshire, Philadelphia, London and Long Island. One semester short on two different graduate degrees. A couple of years of NYC Public School teaching thrown in there in between. 9th and 10th grades. Some bartending too, at the legendary Lennox Lounge in Harlem. That’s where Shaft used to drink. December 2006 he decides to cut all that miscellaneous nonsense and follow his passion. His first album came the following year. Before signing to Stones … Continue reading Homeboy Sandman Australian Tour

Rap City 2013: Artists To Reschedule

The promoters of Rap City regret to announce that Rap City 2013 will not be going ahead over the October Labour Day long weekend, due to unforeseen complications with scheduling that were beyond control. However, in the coming weeks Australian solo dates for Talib Kweli, Homeboy Sandman and Trademark Da Skydiver will be announced. We sincerely apologise for the disappointment to anyone who currently has a ticket to Rap City.  Full refunds can be obtained from the place of purchase. Stay tuned for solo tour announcements coming soon! Continue reading Rap City 2013: Artists To Reschedule

Rap City 2013

Since inception in 2010, Rap City has brought a mix of the hottest Hip Hop talent to one stage, in a unique format, multi-billed event that is much more than the average Hip Hop show. Bringing some of Hip Hop’s best to Australia in previous years, high-profile artists such as GhostfaceKillah, DOOM, The Beatnuts, DJ Premier, Chino XL, Masta Ace & Edo.G w/ Marco Polo have been showcased to sold out venues across the country. This year we welcome back to Australia, legendary Brooklyn emcee, Talib Kweli, and introduce lyrical shaman signed to Stones Throw Records, Homeboy Sandman & New Orleans … Continue reading Rap City 2013