Rates Announces New Album Untold Via ABK Records

If you’re into gritty hip hop that comes from a real place, you’ll already be across Rates. Describing his 2013 debut album Destroy And Rebuild (which peaked at #9 on iTunes’ Australian Albums Chart) as his “ode to hip hop”, Rates now brings something completely different to its follow-up. Untold sees Rates blending lyrically sharp rhymes (think Big Pun and Tech N9ne) with a big, creepy sort of sound musically (Rates: “Deftones are a big influence for me”). All tracks for this new release, except for Suicide 2, were written collaboratively with Bennie On The Beat at the producer’s Coffs … Continue reading Rates Announces New Album Untold Via ABK Records

LGEEZ Cloud 9 (Prod. JUVE)

Alex Jones and Son Of Sam formed a rap group called LGEEZ in 2012 and have steadily been working towards this debut offering since. Cloud 9 is a eclectic journey for the listener. Taking you through a variety of musical styles and influences ranging from grimey hip hop all the way up to new school trap music, without sounding forced in any way. Alex and Sam have been deep in the mix of these genre’s for some time, so the whole journey of making the album was a natural progression. This release delivers good vibes, good beats and immaculate rhyme … Continue reading LGEEZ Cloud 9 (Prod. JUVE)

Hyjack – All I Need Official Video

Hyjak dropped his debut album The Light At The End Of The Tunnel a couple of weeks ago to everyone’s relief. The quality of music displayed right through the release is undeniable, it’s plain to see Hyjak’s been very busy. Hyjak has returned with his first solo studio album since 2009, feeling the pressure of having to stand on his own two feet as a solo artist he returns more focused and lyrically articulate than ever! The Light At The End Of The Tunnel is a roller coaster ride of emotions with lyrics painting pictures to make the listener feel the … Continue reading Hyjack – All I Need Official Video

Music News: Hyjak – The Light At The End Of The Tunnel 12.07.13

Hyjak has returned with his first solo studio album since 2009, feeling the pressure of having to stand on his own two feet as a solo artist he returns more focused and lyrically articulate than ever! The Light at the End of the Tunnel is a roller coaster ride of emotions with lyrics painting pictures to make the listener feel the pain and triumph as Hyjak relives past experiences through his music. From the first few seconds of the intro Hyjak lays his cards on the table and it becomes evident he is dissecting his own faults to make himself a … Continue reading Music News: Hyjak – The Light At The End Of The Tunnel 12.07.13

P. Smurf – Smurf Village

As a founding member of Daily Meds, Reverse Polarities, Big Village and Sketch the Rhyme, P.Smurf has been mastering his craft for over 8 years. He has now decided to present audiences with his first solo effort in the form of the Smurf Village mixtape. P.Smurf’s rapid flows, work ethic and easy going personality have made him one of the most recognisable artists in the Sydney hip hop scene. P.Smurf’s persona is relatable yet avoids becoming shallow allowing him to swing easily between comedy, satire and political themes. ‘Smurf Village‘ features a myriad of guests from Sydney’s hip hop community and serves as a … Continue reading P. Smurf – Smurf Village

Hyjak – Straight Jak

Sydney MC Hyjak is best known for his earlier work with his Obese Records signed group, Hyjak N Torcha and for some of the most memorable local battles seen in the 90’s. With his diverse sound that showcases a Sydney street influence from the graffiti writers he grew up with, Hyjak has managed to cement his name amongst the greats of the local scene.  Already in his illustrious career he has performed with the likes of Xzibit, Mobb Deep, Gang Starr, Lord Finesse, Murs, De La Soul and Hilltop Hoods. Hyjak is still a very busy man, appearing on Kerser’s – The Nebulizer release last year … Continue reading Hyjak – Straight Jak

Torcha & B-Don – Frozen State LP

A work ethic unmatched, Sydney emcee Torcha teams up with producer B-Don for his third release in less than a year. Following new albums under the Hyjak & Torcha name along with the debut of his rock group A Broken Silence, Torcha & B-Don round out the trifecta with the new LP Frozen State, a hybrid hip hop album influenced by its elements of hard rock, classical, and chart topping tunes. “Torcha’s new LP Frozen State with musical genius B-Don cements his place at the forefront of Australian hip hop. This is his third full LP release in less than … Continue reading Torcha & B-Don – Frozen State LP