Requiem’s new album Louvres is a rapper’s document of observation and personal growth following his departure from Melbourne and immersion into life in Australia’s Top End. The title itself references the iconic pre-Cyclone Tracy window treatments, the view from which … Continue reading Requiem is ready to unleash his brand new album ‘Louvres’
Spending his teens growing up along the banks of the Murray River in country Victoria, Clayton ‘Requiem’ Bennett dove heart first into art, devouring books and films on Basquiat, Pollock and Duchamp, before turning to hip hop, recording demos on … Continue reading Requiem Louvres
One of Australia’s most active top tier battle MCs, Tasmanian local Greeley has steadily built a name for himself in the battle scene over the past few years. Having discovered his love for hip-hop at age 12, Greeley began beatboxing and made the progression to graffiti and rapping at age 17. It was in these formative teenage years when Greeley became immersed in the underground culture as he attended high school during the few years he spent living in the USA. After moving back to Tasmania he hit the local hip-hop scene, taking to the stage to win freestyle battles … Continue reading Greeley Smoko Official Video
Darwin hip hop artist Requiem will team up with musicians from across Northern Australia to create a truly tropical album. With an NT Government grant, Requiem said he’d make an album that reflected his growth and identity as a musician living in the NT. “I’m planning to give people a taste of this tropical playground, and showcase some amazing musical talent that’s based up here, in the album,” he said. “Living in Darwin for the past three years has been such a life-changing experience, it’s hard not to be influenced by these incredible surroundings.” The 27-year-old MC recently received an … Continue reading Darwin MC evokes tropical vibes in new album
For more than a decade now Prophet Rayza has been a stronghold in the local hip hop scene perfecting his talents across the four elements of Hip Hop as an emcee, breakdancer, graffiti artist and beatboxer. Hailing from Brisbane, a city that often flies under the radar when it comes to recognition of it’s hip hop artists on a national scale, Prophet Rayza has his sights set on changing this trend. Working hard to prove Brisbane has some of the best talent in the country when it comes to hip hop, the imminent release of his debut LP Year Of The … Continue reading Rayza Year Of The Rayza
At Main Event Round 1 local boy Toad was competing among a draw of 8 MC’s that included heavy weights Greeley and The Tongue. When the action wound up just Toad was left standing after defeating The Tongue in the final to take home the $1,000 prize. On March 21st he defends his title at Main Event Round 2. We have 4 MC’s going head to head for the shot at battling Toad in the final for the $1,000 cash prize. To keep things fair the judging panel on the night will consist of Greeley, Manaz Ill and Rates. Battle … Continue reading Main Event is back for Round 2!
Northern Territory hip hop artist Requiem has a unique sound inspired by his tropical home in Australia’s north. Combining the head-nodding production of beatmaker Mdusu with Territory R&B singer Abbey Rose, Requiem has created a song for night owls with … Continue reading Requiem – Early A.M. feat. Abbey Rose