Your Old Droog release’s Packs

After seemingly coming out of nowhere, Your Old Droog set the internet aflame in 2014 with his self-titled debut EP, catching the attention of bloggers all over the web from New York Magazine’s Vulture to NahRight. Before long, conspiracy theories started and people began to posit that Droog was another older, legendary New York rapper in disguise. Profiled in The New Yorker, Droog (meaning “friend” in Russian) set the record straight about who he was: a twenty-something Ukrainian immigrant who fell in love with hip-hop when he arrived in South Brooklyn as a small child. The timbre of his voice … Continue reading Your Old Droog release’s Packs

Nas Illmatic Australian Tour Adelaide & 2nd Sydney Show Added

Illmatic. Just the sound of that word would send a flood of emotions into the mind of any self-respecting hip-hop head. Illmatic is arguably the most revered rap album in the genre’s history by one of the greatest MCs ever to touch the mic. And for the first time ever, Nas will perform Illmatic live in Australia from start to finish. To celebrate the album’s twentieth anniversary, Nas has taken his sold out Illmatic tour all over the globe during the past year to enormous critical acclaim, and now it’s Australia’s turn. Off the back of his recently-announced headlining slot … Continue reading Nas Illmatic Australian Tour Adelaide & 2nd Sydney Show Added

Just Announced: Nas New Melbourne Sideshow + Sydney Show Sold Out

Illusive, Frontier Touring and Niche are elated to announce that legendary New York MC Nas will be performing a one-night-only Sugar Mountain sideshow at the Forum Theatre on Sunday 25 January, the day after his headline performance at the much-hyped boutique festival. As with every performance on the Australian tour, he will be performing his 1994 magnum opus Illmatic in full, along with other Nas classics. Illmatic is arguably the most revered rap album in the genre’s history by one of the greatest ever to touch the mic. To celebrate the album’s twentieth anniversary, Nas has taken his sold out … Continue reading Just Announced: Nas New Melbourne Sideshow + Sydney Show Sold Out

The Grandmaster Flash Collection Track By Track

One of the biggest and greatest hip-hop DJ’s Grandmaster flash has recently released a compilation album and has given a track by track review of why he plays certain songs. The album features songs from legends such as Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, the Sugar Hill Gang, Eric B and Rakim and a host of more classic hip-hop tracks from some of the greats. Grandmaster Flash does a track by track selection on Afrika Bambaataa – Planet Rock, Nas – The World Is Yours, Rob Base & DJ ez Rock – It Takes Two, Eminem – Lose Yourself, A Tribe … Continue reading The Grandmaster Flash Collection Track By Track

Your Old Droog Sleepers… (Prod. Larry Fisherman)

Cigar rap not blunt wraps. Here we have a brand new track from Your Old Droog. Sleepers… is produced by Mac Miller aka Larry Fisherman.Your Old Droog as an emcee has been likened to Nas so much so, that a lot of the internet considered this to be a secret Nas side project. Whilst these rumours swelled on the interwebz, Mac Miller confirmed that he had actually met Your Old Droog, which we can now confirm through the release of the brand new track Sleepers…, which is produced by Larry Fisherman. Your Old Droog caught huge headlines off the back of the recent Your Old … Continue reading Your Old Droog Sleepers… (Prod. Larry Fisherman)

Cormega Mega Philosophy

Loved by the streets as well as by critics, Cormega was the rare hardcore rapper to win praise from all directions, and while he never quite crossed over like some of his New York City peers, he maintained a respectable independence over the years nonetheless, self-releasing his work on the Legal Hustle label. Born Cory McKay, Cormega came up as part of the early-’90s Queensbridge scene that also fostered such name acts as Nas and Mobb Deep, among many others (not to mention the preceding generation of artists affiliated with Marley Marl and the Juice Crew). He made his debut … Continue reading Cormega Mega Philosophy

Bliss N Eso I Am Somebody feat. Nas Official Video

Bliss N Eso have released the highly anticipated video for their latest single I Am Somebody feat. Nas from their #1 Platinum album Circus In The Sky. The clip was shot between LA, where they shot with legendary Queensbridge MC, and their hometown of Sydney. The rapping shots throughout the video are complemented by a storyline by cult video series ‘The Animatrix’. The clip climaxes with the revealing go the unnamed winged character that has graced the covers of the groups last three albums. Bliss N Eso have just wrapped up their massive Circus Under The Stars Tour. Official  ||  Facebook  … Continue reading Bliss N Eso I Am Somebody feat. Nas Official Video

Spotify Presents Landmark The Real Story of Nas’ Illmatic

Spotify recently announced that Nas’ groundbreaking debut album Illmatic will be the next installment of the Landmark series. Spotify Landmark presents the stories behind some of the greatest moments in music, told by the people who made them. In this edition, Landmark will feature Nas, Large Professor (mentor, producer, and collaborator on Illmatic), Faith Newman (Columbia A&R for Nas), Pete Rock (producer and collaborator on Illmatic; member of Pete Rock & CL Smooth), and DJ Premier (acclaimed producer and member of Gang Starr). Illmatic XX was released on April 15th by SONY Legacy. This exclusive collection features several rare remixes, … Continue reading Spotify Presents Landmark The Real Story of Nas’ Illmatic

aahh Radio – Episode 13: Bliss N Eso [Eso]

In the wake of debuting at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart with their fifth studio effort Circus In The Sky, Bliss n Eso now find themselves with the highest selling Australian album of 2013, and a revered Gold plaque after only 10 days of release. Between the multiple number one charting albums and chart records, various awards and accolades, an unprecedented live presence and the most loyal music fanbase in the country, the Sydney trio continue to push not only themselves, but hip-hop, forward in Australia. Bliss N Eso are stoked to announce that they are joining Big Day … Continue reading aahh Radio – Episode 13: Bliss N Eso [Eso]

Tom Showtime Mashiona Tasty Mashups Vol. 2

Melbourne’s own Producer / DJ / Watermelon Man, Tom Showtime is back with another massive free download EP! Still riding high from his recent signing to the UK’s Ghetto Funk record label and the success of ‘The Chippa Irie EP‘ (Booty Fruit) reaching #1 on the Juno Download Best Selling Chart, brings you a second volume of Tasty Mashups. Serving up a mixture of the best of the best including Dr. Dre, Roots Manuva, KMD, Nas, Chali 2na, DJ Premier, Proof and People Under The Stairs. Grab these free tunes now and watch out for Showtime’s future releases ‘The Bling … Continue reading Tom Showtime Mashiona Tasty Mashups Vol. 2

Motley – The Dope Squad Pt. 1

Motley has been making music in his makeshift home studio since 2002. In 2003 he was noticed by Live Nation and hand picked to tour his native UK with Hip-Hop legends De La Soul. Since 2005 Motley has shared the stage with some of the world’s greatest artists including Nas, Nelly & Beyoncé. Sending thousands crazy with his infectious stage presence and smooth, energetic rhymes at Sound Relief (MCG) and Big Day Out. In 2004 he worked with Nitin Sawhney on Melbourne’s 2004 International Arts Festival. He was immediately snapped up by Bliss N Eso to record on their album, … Continue reading Motley – The Dope Squad Pt. 1

Aasim – Walking On The Stars

They say real bad boys move in silence. Aasim is no exception to this rule. Already making waves through out New York’s underground circuit, Aasim has been quietly positioning himself to become a leader of rap’s new generation. And it’s about to pay off. Aasim first began rapping at the age of 12 and signed to Loud Records at age 17, learning the craft from masters of the game such as Big Pun and Dead Prez. Eventually the deal fell through, having never released any material through the label. Grind Music soon became his home but in 2004 Puff Daddy … Continue reading Aasim – Walking On The Stars

Bliss N Eso – ‘Circus In The Sky’

The Frontier Touring Company and Illusive are excited to announce iconic hip-hop trio Bliss N Eso’s highly-anticipated return to the touring circuit this July with their House of Dreams tour. This tour announcement comes off the back of the release of Home Is Where The Heart Is – the first official single from their brand new album Circus In The Sky. The six-date tour will cover all mainland capital cities in the band’s first headline tour since 2011 when they embarked on the highest-selling tour by an Australian hip-hop act. This is the first chance fans will get to experience the … Continue reading Bliss N Eso – ‘Circus In The Sky’

Event Preview: Spit Syndicate’s Sunday Gentlemen Tour Hits Adelaide

The boys from Spit Syndicate have been touring the country following the release of their third album, Sunday Gentlemen, and this Thursday is Adelaide’s turn. Fellow One Day Crew members Jackie Onassis are joining the SS for the huge 20 date tour which hits Jive Bar on the 18th. With Spit Syndicate’s singles Beauty In The Bricks and Folly getting a lot of JJJ love, as well as Jackie Onassis’s single Crystal Balling being on high rotation for many months, and their new single from their Holiday EP, Smoke Trails being added a few weeks ago the Sunday Gentlemen tour … Continue reading Event Preview: Spit Syndicate’s Sunday Gentlemen Tour Hits Adelaide

Bliss N Eso – House Of Dreams

Live Nation and Niche Productions are proud to present, in association with American Hip-Hop legend Nas, the inaugural 2013 Australian Movement Festival. Filling the void of credible Hip-Hop events in Australia, the Movement Festival places Grammy award winning Hip Hop heavyweights, with mixtape kings and local heros in what’s destined to takeover as THE Hip Hop event each and every year in Australia. Setting a new standard, Movement looks to the future of Hip Hop and Rap whilst still catering to a solid Hip-Hop foundation, thanks to the festival’s co-headliner and co-curator Nas. With more than 20 years in the … Continue reading Bliss N Eso – House Of Dreams

Nas to headline ‘Movement’

Live Nation and Niche Productions are proud to present, in association with American Hip-Hop legend Nas, the inaugural 2013 Australian Movement Festival. Filling the void of credible Hip-Hop events in Australia, the Movement Festival places Grammy award winning Hip Hop heavyweights, with mixtape kings and local heros in what’s destined to takeover as THE Hip Hop event each and every year in Australia. Setting a new standard, Movement looks to the future of Hip Hop and Rap whilst still catering to a solid Hip-Hop foundation, thanks to the festival’s co-headliner and co-curator Nas. With more than 20 years in the … Continue reading Nas to headline ‘Movement’

Prophet Rayza – Spits & Pieces Vol 2.

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.

Low Budget – A Hard Act To Follow [Free Download]

After a stellar 2009 in which ribald hip hop duo Low Budget released their sophomore longplayer Laserdisc to critical acclaim, slid their single Tailor Made into the AIR charts and won Triple J’s Unearthed competition to electrify Splendour in the Grass (not to mention notching up high-profile supporting slots for the likes of Nas and Redman & Method Man), the Melbourne pair is back in the laboratory putting the finishing touches on their latest piece of weird science – the forthcoming Poolside EP. A Hard Act to Follow, the lead single from the EP, finds MC Gentleman Gene’s lothario flow … Continue reading Low Budget – A Hard Act To Follow [Free Download]

Prophet Rayza: “This Is” film clip [6 Books EP]

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]

Interview with Eloquor about his new album ‘Charge’

Charge is the title to your highly anticipated second LP release, after the successful debut effort on Move Up. Whats  been the biggest change for you personally and musically going into the making of Charge? I guess I was much more picky with the beats I chose for Charge. I really tried to get as many beat reels together from as many strong producers as I possibly could to get the sound I was after. I also got to hypeman for Briggs on the Hilltop Hoods tour last year which definitely influenced my perspective on how I wanted my music … Continue reading Interview with Eloquor about his new album ‘Charge’

Urthboy takes tour to Europe

Urthboy will be performing a special intimate show in Sydney on June 19 before departing on his first European tour. It’s going down at the tiny Sandringham Hotel in Newtown with special guests. Urthboy heads to Europe in July playing at Open Air festival in Switzerland (Jay-Z, Eminem, Nas & Damien ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley) and Splash! Festival in Germany (Wu-Tang Clan, Missy Elliot). Club dates include three shows supporting Brother Ali in Germany and a headline show in London with label-mates Hermitude. Tix are extremely limited for this send-off show at the Sando. First in first served. Urthboy feat. Elgusto … Continue reading Urthboy takes tour to Europe

Obese Records & GDH Events Present:

Obese Records and GDH Events are proud to present a huge night of aussie hip hop for those in and around Geelong. The gig will be happening December 12, 2009. Since joining forces in 2001, Muph & Plutonic have propelled themselves into the heart of Australian Hip-Hop and the wider music scene. The evolution of their cumulative talents has shone through both their unique live show and their stand-out albums, Hunger Pains (2004), Silence The Sirens (2006) and now their third and most mature album to date, And Then Tomorrow Came. Regarded among this country’s finest Hip Hop acts, the … Continue reading Obese Records & GDH Events Present: