Briggs & Ill Bill Eye For An Eye 7″ & Official Video

To coincide with the video release of “Eye For An Eye” featuring Ill Bill and Record Store Day 2015 Briggs drops a limited edition 7 inch vinyl, A3 poster and t-shirt with design handled by Mark 563. “Eye for and Eye” is the 4th single from Briggs critically acclaimed sophomore album “Sheplife”. After touring with Ill Bill in 2011 Briggs had made it a priority to record with Bill and cross off one of his bucketlist collabs. Briggs enlisted Trials (The Funkoars) to craft the beat and Bill recorded his verse in New York and promptly sent it back. When … Continue reading Briggs & Ill Bill Eye For An Eye 7″ & Official Video

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

Briggs Sheplife Tour feat. Hau

Briggs will be hitting the road this October / November for a national run of dates in support of his brand new album Sheplife. The album is the culmination of generations of observations, experiences and stories. The aggression is there but it’s tempered with a thoughtfulness that is always the separator between the good and great artists. As he said himself: “If ‘The Blacklist’ was the punch in the face, ‘Sheplife’ is why I punched you in the face.” With appearances from Ill Bill, Joyride, Hau Sietta and Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu “Sheplife” is the album by which Briggs will be … Continue reading Briggs Sheplife Tour feat. Hau

Briggs Sheplife Official Video

You know the Briggs story, indigenous kid from regional Australia. Well, he is just about to drop his sophomore album Sheplife this Friday the 22nd of August. Sheplife is the culmination of generations of observations, experiences and stories. The aggression is there but it’s tempered with a thoughtfulness that is always the separator between the good and great artists. As he said himself: “If The Blacklist was the punch in the face, Sheplife is why I punched you in the face.” With appearances from Ill Bill, Joyride, Sietta and Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Sheplife is the album by which Briggs will compared to … Continue reading Briggs Sheplife Official Video

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

Listen: Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu & Briggs The Hunt

The brand new album from Golden Era artist Briggs, is just around the corner. ShepLife is available Friday August 22 and features collaborations with Ill Bill, Hau, Joyride and Sietta. The first single form the album features Australia’s National Treasure Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, revered for his rich voice and gentle songwriting. The track titled The Hunt is also produced Funkoar MC Trials. Clearly a dangerous combination for any track!! Briggs – The Hunt feat. Gurrumul is out Friday July 11 on iTunes. Listen to it below. Pre-order Sheplife here now.   Official  ||  Facebook  ||  Twitter Continue reading Listen: Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu & Briggs The Hunt

Fluent Form – Word Merchant LP: Riots, Raps & Religion

We catch up with Fluent Form fresh off the back of his Word Merchant LP drop to talk about all things regarding the album. Crate Cartel member and emcee heavyweight Fluent Form has not only been busy acting on the small screen he has also been making some great hip hop. Check out what he has to say regarding his recent Word Merchant release below. aahh: Your  LP release titled ‘Word Merchant’ dropped a few months ago. It’s had some time now to soak amongst the heads, what kind of reaction and feedback have you had for the album this time … Continue reading Fluent Form – Word Merchant LP: Riots, Raps & Religion

Fluent Form – Word Merchant

True paragon of Melbourne’s hard-hitting hip hop scene; Fluent Form, continues to stay true to his namesake with new release – Word Merchant. Since releasing debut LP The Furnace in 2009, the first official release out of powerhouse independent label Crate Cartel, Fluent has gained much recognition and respect amongst his peers and industry alike. In between albums, Fluent Form has toured the country; penning guest verses for some of Australia s finest emcees including Bias B, Dialectrix, Ciecmate, Bigfoot, his fellow Crate Cartel label mates, and many more. He has opened for, and shared the stage with international heavyweights … Continue reading Fluent Form – Word Merchant

Rhyme Asylum – Solitary Confinement (Feat. Prod. By DJ Butcher)

Rhyme Asylum are a Hip-Hop group hailing from London, United Kingdom comprising of music artists:  Possessed, Psiklone & Skirmish. ‘RA’ are focused on bringing back classic “Boom Bap” hip-hop, accompanied by thought provoking, vivid lyricism. The group’s most recent self-released project Solitary Confinement released April 23rd and features Ill Bill, Crooked I, Reain and DarkStar.  Plus heavyweight production from all over the globe from: Engineer, Al’Tarba, The Returners, Chemo, Hirolla, Profound, DJ Butcher, Think and Ill Fated. The album art features photography from the incredibly talented RomanyWG.  The photographer/Urbexer (Urban Explorer) produces phenomenal images in abandoned buildings across the world.  … Continue reading Rhyme Asylum – Solitary Confinement (Feat. Prod. By DJ Butcher)

allaussie hip hop Interviews Trials from The Funkoars

Emcee Trials, from The Funkoars’ spoke to allaussie hip hop recently as the group prepare to embark on a co-headlining tour with blues artist, Ash Grunwald. The tour kicks off in Melbourne this Friday night (5th Feb) and then heads up the coast to Sydney (12th Feb) and then on to Brisbane (13th Feb). We ask Trials about the move from Shogun to Golden Era, how The Funkoars teamed up with Ash Grunwald and find out what’s on the agenda for The Funkoars this year. AAHH: Shogun unfortunately had to shut their doors recently. The Funkoars needed a new home and you seemed to find one pretty quickly at Golden Era Records, how has this transition gone? TRIALS: The transition has been … Continue reading allaussie hip hop Interviews Trials from The Funkoars