Versify 2 – Spoken Word at the South Australian Writers’ Centre

Get ready for round 2 of Versify – bringing together spoken word stars and rappers for an evening of lyrics and rhythms that will shake you out of those winter doldrums. Featuring the mesmerizing tones of Omar Musa, Mighty Joe, Luka Lesson, Alia Gabres, Social Change and K21, winner of the Hilltop Hoods Initiative. A cappella rap and spoken word to bring you out of those winter doldrums. Joe Kim A.K.A. Mighty Joe was born and raised in the East Bay, California. Long the breeding ground for independent hip hop artists, the Bay Area’s street smart, often socially conscious sensibilities … Continue reading Versify 2 – Spoken Word at the South Australian Writers’ Centre

Versify – Spoken Word at the South Australian Writers’ Centre

The SA Writers’ Centre is excited to kick off its regular series of spoken word events with acappella performances from five celebrated and award winning rappers. Let Mighty Joe, Omar Musa, Prime, Dialect and Koolta take you on a journey through one of the most dynamic and diverse lyric forms to sweep the globe, with words, rhythms and tales of life, love and politics stripped bare. If you’re a fan of slam, spoken word or hip hop, or just love words and their possibilities, you won’t want to miss this. The event kicks off at 7pm, Monday March 5.  Tickets are $10 … Continue reading Versify – Spoken Word at the South Australian Writers’ Centre

MoneyKat – High Stakes feat. Mantra (Prod. Ishu)

MoneyKat is an international hip hop duo comprising Omar Musa (Australia) and Mighty Joe (USA). After being sporadic collaborators for years, a highly successful tour in Indonesia spurred them into creating MoneyKat, a group intent on bring their soulful, personal, political and poetic style to ears and minds. With contrasting accents, styles and tones, they are a dynamic musical partnership. Their debut album MoneyKat, recorded in the USA and Australia, will be released March 9, 2012 through Obese Distribution. The first taste of the album comes in the form of the track High Stakes feat. Mantra with production from Ishu.  Facebook … Continue reading MoneyKat – High Stakes feat. Mantra (Prod. Ishu)

Omar Musa & Mighty Joe – MoneyKat

Many people would recognise a money cat statue, painted gold with a waving paw, as a common feature of Asian grocery stores and restaurants. Traditionally, a money cat is supposed to bring monetary wealth and prosperity into a business. International hip-hop duo MoneyKat, comprising Omar Musa (Australia) and Mighty Joe (US), seek to flip that idea on its head. Both MCs had solo careers before this collaboration. Musa, the Australian Poetry Slam Champion in 2008, released World Goes to Pieces in 2010 as well as touring in France, China, India, the UK and as support for the legendary poet/singer Gil … Continue reading Omar Musa & Mighty Joe – MoneyKat

MoneyKat – Each Footstep (Atonement)

Each Footstep (Atonement) is the debut music video from international hip hop duo MoneyKat, MoneyKat comprising MCs Omar Musa (Australia) and Mighty Joe (California) are based in Melbourne and hope to take their unique brand of poetic, socially conscious hip hop to the world. The film clip for Each Footstep (Atonement) was shot by music video director Vis Pajori on the wintry streets of Melbourne in the early hours of the morning. Produced by New Zealand production team Fire and Ice (David Dallas, Scribe), the song is a soulful meditation on perseverance and self-betterment. MoneyKat will release their self-titled debut … Continue reading MoneyKat – Each Footstep (Atonement)

MoneyKat – Omar Musa & Mighty Joe

MoneyKat is an international hip hop duo comprising Omar Musa (Australia) and Mighty Joe (USA). After being sporadic collaborators for years, a highly successful tour in Indonesia spurred them into creating MoneyKat, a group intent on bring their soulful, personal, political and poetic style to ears and minds. With contrasting accents, styles and tones, they are a dynamic musical partnership. Their debut album MoneyKat, recorded in the USA and Australia, will be released in mid 2011. Many people would recognise a money cat statue, painted gold with a waving paw, as a common feature of Asian grocery stores and restaurants. … Continue reading MoneyKat – Omar Musa & Mighty Joe