One Sixth – Electronic Mail (Out Now)

One Sixth has been hip hop’s best kept secret for too long. Today, the brilliant young lyricist has released his highly anticipated debut album Electronic Mail through local indie label Pang Productions together with Obese Distribution. After winning the prestigious Hilltop Hoods Initiative in 2010, buzz surrounding One Sixth’s first LP has been building rapidly.  Bolstered by his memorable on-stage presence, and frequent stand-out guest verses, One Sixth’s name is constantly dropped by the local hip hop elite (usually in the context of “most promising” or “favourite” Australian rapper). Notoriously personable and comical, One-Sixth has connections among all facets of the … Continue reading One Sixth – Electronic Mail (Out Now)

New Video Clip: One Sixth – LOL (Love or Lust) – Electronic Mail

Born in Australia but raised in Namibia, One Sixth is an African-Australian who is emerging as one of Australian hip hops freshest talents. Schooled in Africa until 18, he recently returned to Australia to experience a new life. Now based in Melbourne, One Sixth boasts regular appearances with respected groups Illzilla, Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, The Mega Horns, Polo Club, Black Jesus and his crew Pang Productions. One Sixth has been Melbourne’s best kept secret for too long. In August 2012 the brilliant young lyricist will release his debut album Electronic Mail through local indie label Pang Productions together with Obese Distribution. … Continue reading New Video Clip: One Sixth – LOL (Love or Lust) – Electronic Mail

Mantra – Speaking Volumes

Obese Records’ latest family member has been blazing a name for himself since 2005. From his early work with the group Equills and local Melbourne outfit Illzilla (fronting the group on their debut EP and Wasteland full length), Mantra’s captivating flow and intelligent lyrical connections continue to elevate his status as one of Australia’s most talented MCs as touted by both artists and fans. Mantra gives us an exclusive sneak peek at Self-Destruct featuring Promoe, a track off his upcoming album Speaking Volumes, out September 9th. Shot by: Ginger Van Es for Macula Productions Edited by: Romy Handley for Macula Productions … Continue reading Mantra – Speaking Volumes

2010 Look-Back Series #4: Fubex – The Next Chapter

Fubex first began as a battle MC back in 2003, then built up his reputation to become renowned as a hard worker. Fubex released his first album Upcoming back in early 2007 and now brings you his second album titled The Next Chapter. The Next Chapter features appearances from Swanny (Tenfold), 1/6, Wyldcard MC, Ad-wan (Los Theory), Patty Down (Tranquil Artillery), DJ Relik from Turnstyle Records and Unda K9 Record’s DJ Denno. Fubex has previously supported the likes of Bliss n Eso, TZU, Lowrider, Pez n 360, Illzilla, The Typhoons, Phatchance, Motley (United Kindom) and Seth Sentry. Track listings 1. … Continue reading 2010 Look-Back Series #4: Fubex – The Next Chapter

1/6 (One Slash Six) – Inbox EP {Prelude to Electronic Mail}

Born in Australia but raised in Namibia, 1/6 is an African-Australian who is emerging as one of Aussie hip hops freshest talents. Schooled in Africa until 18, he recently returned to Australia to experience a new life. Now based in Melbourne, 1/6 boasts regular appearances with respected groups Illzilla, Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, The Mega Horns, Polo Club, Black Jesus and his crew Pang Productions. 1/6 – was recently announced as the recipient of the Hilltop Hoods Initiative. With the support of the Hilltop Hoods and APRA, 1/6 has won a healthy career kick-start of $10,000 to go towards the … Continue reading 1/6 (One Slash Six) – Inbox EP {Prelude to Electronic Mail}

Congrats to 1/6 – Winner of The Hilltop Hoods Initiative

1/6 – emerging Hip Hop artist Aaron Stephanus – has been announced as the recipient of the Hilltop Hoods Initiative. With the support of the Hilltop Hoods and APRA, 1/6 has won a healthy career kick-start of $10,000 to go towards the release and promotion of his first solo album. Emcee Suffa of The Hilltop Hoods said: “Thanks to APRA and our superstar judges Hau, Raph, Nish and Ran-Dee. Congratulations to 1/6, he’s a very deserving recipient.” As part of the prize package, 1/6 will also receive valuable legal advice courtesy of David Vodika and Media Arts lawyers and will perform … Continue reading Congrats to 1/6 – Winner of The Hilltop Hoods Initiative

Mantra – Power of the Spoken (March 26)

Through his early work with Equills and acclaimed Melbourne outfit Illzilla, Mantra has been blazing a name for himself since 2005. Boasting a captivating flow and intelligent lyrical work, Mantra has risen in status to become one of Australia’s most respected MCs, as touted by artists and fans alike. His debut album, Power of the Spoken, is driven by the importance of the verbalized thought; a way to paint ideas, thoughts, and opinions in its most effective form. In the opening title track, he breaks down the very word “mantra” as a concept- chanted and recited through history as “phonetic … Continue reading Mantra – Power of the Spoken (March 26)