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
Jim Steps on that Obese Records Friday Fatlist tip. 01. The Almighty RSO ft. Mobb Deep – Wars On The Almighty RSO are a crew from Boston, Massachusetts. One of their first breakthroughs was winning the ICA B-Town Rap Battle in 1986. In 1988 they released the single, “We’re Notorious.” It wasn’t until 1996 that the crew produced their first full length LP titled Doomsday: Forever RSO which included the single Wars On feat. Mobb Deep. I can remember the first time I ever heard this track, it was in my best mates older brothers bedroom. We had snuck in … Continue reading Obese Records Friday Fatlist By Jim Steps
A journey though the world of global Hip Hop Industry Number 1 Hip-Hop collective launch A Way Of Life a journey though the world of global hip hop. A feature length documentary covering the expansion of the most significant musical movement of modern times. Shot over a span of two years in 21 locations across the globe ‘A Way Of Life’ explores Hip-Hop culture from music to graffiti, beat boxing and break-dancing. The film highlights Hip-Hop’s progression through it’s near 40 year existence, from an underground subculture of New York “Bronx” Hip-Hop to London’s Grime scene and MPC battles in Japan. Interviews … Continue reading A Way Of Life: Hip Hop Documentary Trailer
The past few years have held great promise for L-Fresh The Lion. The 25-year-old MC, currently residing in Melbourne, has come a long way since his days as an emerging artist born-and-raised in South West Sydney. Creating a name for himself with his versatile catalogue and engaging live show, he has gone from strength to strength, nabbing high profile supports spots nationally (Nas, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), MC Supernatural, DJ Qbert, Horrorshow & The Herd) and churning out records that have hit home with a constantly growing fanbase. Now, his much anticipated debut album, One, is … Continue reading L-Fresh The Lion debut album ‘One’ + Tour
Having been mentored by the likes of industry legend John Payne (WIDEawake & Death Row Records) to touring with some of the worlds hip hop elite from Ice Cube, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Xzibit, KRS One, D12 and many more Big Dave is set to drop his latest single The Original featuring world renown hip hop artist Snoop Dogg to national media in the coming weeks. ‘The Original’ is the second single to be released from Big Dave’s upcoming 2013 album Self Made being released through MGM Distribution. I am sure I need not introduce Snoop Dogg or as some might … Continue reading Dave Vs Goliath – It’s Big – It’s Catchy – It’s ‘The Original’. Big Dave Feat. Snoop Dogg!!
With a passion and drive for perfection, Prophet Rayza draws from his musical inspiration the likes of Nas, Rakim, Ice T, KRS One and Wu Tang Clan. In 2009 he released the first Spits and Pieces mixtape which went on to move all of the limited 5,000 copies pressed within two months of its release. Prophet Rayza now brings you the follow up to Spits and Pieces with Volume 2. His last record Six Books (Born Fresh Records), saw him working with some of this countries and abroads most up and coming producers including 5th Seal from New York, Dats … Continue reading Prophet Rayza – Spits & Pieces Vol 2.
This is the official film clip for This Is, the lead single off Prophet Rayza’s (QLD) debut EP Six Books. Released November 12th 2010 on Born Fresh Records and distributed nationally by MGM. For ten years now Prophet Rayza has been a stronghold in the Australian Hip Hop scene perfecting his talents across the four elements of Hip Hop as an emcee, breakdancer, graffiti artist and beatboxer.His passion for the art form stems from his first train trip from Brisbane to Melbourne at five years of age, when he first saw graffiti and told his mother when he grew up … Continue reading Prophet Rayza: “This Is” film clip [6 Books EP]
aahh: After years and years of waiting, we’ve finally copped the debut LP from “giant” of the scene Bigfoot. Why has it taken so long for us all to see a full length Bigfoot solo album? Bigfoot: I spent a lot of time working on music for other people, doing shows, moving house a whole lot of times, paying bills & laying on my back in hospital. I’ve never had somewhere stable to record everything, as evidenced by the number of different studios “Giant Steps” was recorded in, so I could never complete tracks to my satisfaction until recently. I … Continue reading Bigfoot Interview – Giant Steps: Imbeciles, Inoffensive Smooth Talking & Emo-Rhymers