Omar Musa – Parang Audiobook

Omar Musa, the former winner of the Australian Poetry Slam and the Indian Ocean Poetry Slam has released three hip hop albums, two poetry books (including Parang) and has also appeared on ABC’s Q&A and at the reccent TEDx Sydney. He is currently working on a play, Bonegatherer, to be staged in 2014 and his debut novel Here Come The Dogs which will be published by Penguin Australia in 2014. Omar Musa has just released an audiobook version of his critically acclaimed poetry book Parang.  Omar Musa – Parang, the audiobook version is available now as a name your price download, get around … Continue reading Omar Musa – Parang Audiobook

In Amsterdam – Omar Musa

Omar Musa is a Malaysian-Australian rapper and poet from Queanbeyan, Australia. He is the former winner of the Australian Poetry Slam and the Indian Ocean Poetry Slam. He has released three hip hop albums, two poetry books (including the recently released Parang) and appeared on ABC’s Q&A. He is currently working on a play, Bonegatherer, to be staged in 2014. He is part of international hip hop group MoneyKat and his debut novel “Here Come the Dogs will be published by Penguin Australia in 2014. Omar will also be performing at TEDx, held at the Sydney Opera House. Official  ||  Twitter … Continue reading In Amsterdam – Omar Musa

Candice Monique – FREE ME: The Mixtape

Originally from Adelaide, South Australia – Candice Monique is a talented & unique singer/rapper/poet whose individual vocal and lyrical style draws comparisons to Neneh Cherry, Me’shell Ndegeocello, Lauren Hill and Erykah Badu. It is this distinctive style along with her stage presence & artistic depth which makes her one of Australia’s most exciting & original new artists. After being discovered by Professor Griff (Public Enemy), Candice was flown to Atlanta, Georgia to record her first demo CD produced by Griff himself. There she worked with Atlanta’s Jason Orr (The FunkJazz Kafe) in 2003 and later returned to to the US in … Continue reading Candice Monique – FREE ME: The Mixtape

MoneyKat – ‘Nothing Is Safe feat. Candice Monique’ Video Clip

MoneyKat is a full blooded album- political, personal and poetic. The debut album from international duo MoneyKat, comprising Omar Musa from Australia and Mighty Joe from California, it spans a diverse range of musical styles and ideas. With production from New Zealand’s Fire and Ice (Scribe, David Dallas), Australian producer Ishu, Mercury prize winning producer Lotek (Roots Manuva, Speech Debelle), Californian producer Count and US rock veteran Geoff Stanfield (Black Lab, Sun Kil Moon), this is an international album with rich sonic texture. The palate of sounds ranges from reggae Nothing is Safe to classic soul-sampled hip hop Each Footstep, … Continue reading MoneyKat – ‘Nothing Is Safe feat. Candice Monique’ Video Clip

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)