Capital P is back!

Pegz brings the heat, to warm you up this winter. There has been a steady build up over the last week or so with the news that Obese Records Head Honcho and all round hip hop legend Pegz, is back with a brand new track and an upcoming show at The Laundry Bar. His brand new tune and accompanying clip was unleashed yesterday, titled Hypothermia. The new track has Pegz going in with his signature style, backed by the one and only Plutonic Lab on the pads. The track is a raw stripped back piece, with a vibe everyone can appreciate. You can check out … Continue reading Capital P is back!

King Kerser Lands On The ARIA Charts

Kerser dropped KING on Nov 14th and by 8am he shot up to #1 on the iTunes hip hop chart followed by securing #4 on the main iTunes chart, battling it out with boy band One Direction, rock group Nickelback and pop superstar Taylor Swift. KING also came in at #1 on the ARIA Urban chart and #2 on the Australian ARIA album chart. The upcoming King National Tour dates have been announced.The KING will be visiting each capital city in early 2015 to bring you live performances from his brand new album plus your favourite classics. Stay tuned for … Continue reading King Kerser Lands On The ARIA Charts

Nominees for the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards

The nominees for the ninth annual Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards have just been announced   This year’s nominees include some of the country’s brightest emerging artists, alongside established and respected performers, acknowledging yet another extraordinary year for Independent music. Awards to be presented during the evening include Best Independent Album, Best Independent Artist, Best Independent Hip Hop Album, the Carlton Dry Global Music Grant, and Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy or Punk Album among others. The nominations for Best Independent Artist have each received multiple nods, with Violent Soho leading the pack across four categories, including Best Independent Album, … Continue reading Nominees for the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards

Obese Records Friday Fatlist By Jim Steps

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

Double L Still Waters Run Deep Out Now!

Double L is a young up and coming rapper from Sydney Australia, he has just released his debut EP, titled Still Waters Run Deep.  Released via Obese Records Distribution, Double L has collaborated with fast rising producer Marvelous (MRVLS). Check out the album teaser vid below. Purchase  ||  Facebook Continue reading Double L Still Waters Run Deep Out Now!

PLGRM presents Independent Hip Hop

Independent hip hop characterisers itself through social commentary, philosophy and deep thought, replacing the generic tales of Huslin’ and honeys in the club, that are so often associated with the entire Hip Hop genre. PLGRM had the opportunity to explore this musical genre rich with lyricism, poetry and ideas. Talking with 2/3’s of legendary UK outfit Taskforce, D.I.T.C’s A.G, and some of the most talented Australian Independent Hip Hop artists, we quickly found that there’s a lot more to Hip Hop than scoring some fresh overalls at the thrift shop. Special Thanks: Taskforce: Chester P and Remus A.G (D.I.T.C) Pang … Continue reading PLGRM presents Independent Hip Hop

Release Day: Mr. Ruckman Sooner EP

Shrewd emcee Mr. Ruckman (evolved from the former Kade MC) has been writing and recording songs for over a decade, toiling away in the underground for several years and generating interest through his passionate music and lively performances. Mr. Ruckman has grown a lot over the last year, from launching his debut album The Ruckman Record to a full capacity venue in mid 2012 – which saw release on iTunes and into commercial stores, to receiving radio play on the triple j hip hop show. All before shedding his ‘Kade MC’ shell in the new year of 2013 to become the more … Continue reading Release Day: Mr. Ruckman Sooner EP

Rayza Year Of The Rayza

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

Thundamentals So We Can Remember Album Release Tour Dates

Just months after romantic first single Smiles Don’t Lie romped to success, spawning sold-out headline gigs in every town on the tour, and proving a crowd favourite at Thundamentals’ 2013 festival appearances — Sprung Festival, Southbound and Falls Festival — the Sydney trio are back in full force.  Having just announced, in a triple j exclusive, a massive run of dates to celebrate the [seriously] long-awaited release of third album So We Can Remember, out Friday May 2 through Obese Records, Thundamentals present second single Something I Said feat. Thom Crawford to stave off some of the anticipation. Safe to say … Continue reading Thundamentals So We Can Remember Album Release Tour Dates

aahh Radio – Community Series Episode 1: April77 Creative (Ben Funnell)

For our first ever Community Series episode, which aims to highlight those who are heavily involved in the local hip hop scene, but may not receive the recognition they deserve. We catch up with the creative director of April77 Creative, … Continue reading aahh Radio – Community Series Episode 1: April77 Creative (Ben Funnell)

Music News: Force [Prod. Zarkov]

Melbourne born and bred and raised on a diet of traditional hip hop both local and abroad, Force has been steadily building as an artist since his 2009 debut album Clouded, which featured Maundz, Hunter (RIP), A-diction and more. From there it was evident that arespect for the art form reigned true. 
It’s now 2013 and whilst nothing has changed in the respect for the pioneers, the sound 
Force is bringing certainly has. After forming Down For The Count Records and releasing a slew of crew products, Force has now teamed up with Jackie Onassis producer Zarkov (Raph) to release … Continue reading Music News: Force [Prod. Zarkov]

Obese TV – Episode 4

The fourth full length episode of Obese TV is here. Obese TV aims to feature dope new segments such as ‘New Releases’, ‘Classics’, ‘Obese Retail’, ‘Spotlight’, ‘Backstage Pass’ and more. Each episode of Obese TV will be hosted by a different member of the scene. In Episode 4 of Obese TV, we see highlights of World Record Store Day at the Prahran Store. The guys at Obese get down to the One Outs Battle League with Greeley and Manaz Ill plus Philippino rappers Protege and Anygma. They also head out to Plutonic Lab Studio to talk to Dialectrix about his … Continue reading Obese TV – Episode 4

Kerser & Rates: We Here Now Regional Tour

Following the success of Kerser’s No Rest For The Sickest Tour earlier this year, the infamous emcee hits the road for the second time in 2013 due to popular demand, accompanied by brother Rates and hype man Jay Dee. The Kerser and Rates – We Here Now Regional Tour kicks off on the 5th of June in NSW, the tour will make its way around regional Australia throughout June and July. On top of Kerser and Rates having just released their single We Here Now together (now available on iTunes), Rates is also due to release his debut album Rebuild & Destroy later … Continue reading Kerser & Rates: We Here Now Regional Tour

Kerser – ‘We Here Now’ feat. Rates

Kerser returns in 2013, this time teaming up with brother and best mate, Rates for We Here Now. Having dropped last Sunday 24th March, the stand alone single is now available on iTunes as a digital 3 track package, including radio edit, instrumental and accapella. This past year has been intense for the Campbelltown emcee. With increased notoriety, Kerser has endured the biggest transition of his life, not to mention the most isolating. We Here Now is a rags-to-riches tale, contrasting between an optimistic present and days survived. On writing and performing with Rates: “It’s the best ay. ‘Cause he’s my brother, but … Continue reading Kerser – ‘We Here Now’ feat. Rates

Mashiona Tasty Mashups Vol 1: A Free Download EP By Tom Showtime

Melbourne’s own Producer / DJ / Watermelon Man, Tom Showtime is back with a massive free download EP! Following on from the success of his acclaimed debut album The Jam Thief (Obese Records) with a tasty selection of Mashups. Serving up a mixture of the best of the best including Dr. Dre, Biz Markie, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Eminem, Talib Tweli & The Roots.  Grab these free tunes now and watch out for Showtime’s future releases The Chippa Irie EP on Booty Fruit (Out April 4th via JUNO) and his upcoming Artist EP on Ghetto Funk (UK). Mashiona Tasty Mashups Vol 1: … Continue reading Mashiona Tasty Mashups Vol 1: A Free Download EP By Tom Showtime

Johnny Idem & Ron Rugged

Johnny “Idem” Crates & Ron “Madhat” Rugged originally 2/3 of the 1990 Melbourne Hip-Hop crew Positive Direction. Idem was about to release an album with Trem in 1995 but was never completed but produced 3 tracks on Prowla’s first tape in 1994 and produced Raise’s album – The Essence in 1996 for Nuff Said Records.  Also releasing 10 breaks samples LP’s out on vinyl which went worldwide. In 1992 Ron made a link with Shan Frenzie for a multitude of live shows and tracks. The two later joined with Melbourne’s own Code of Ethics (MC Pluto and his producer Blackout), to create … Continue reading Johnny Idem & Ron Rugged

Obese TV – Episode 2

The second full length episode of Obese TV is here, the ‘summer edition’. Obese TV aims to feature dope new segments such as ‘New Releases’, ‘Classics’, ‘Obese Retail’, ‘Spotlight’, ‘Backstage Pass’ and more. Each episode of Obese TV will be hosted by a different member of the scene. In Episode 2 of Obese TV, we see highlights from Hopsin’s recent in-store appearance at Obese Records. In ‘New Releases’ we hear from the Broken Tooth Entertainment crew including Tornts, Fraksha and Ciecmate. The ‘Spotlight’ this time around, is placed firmly on the massively talented Candice Monique.  If that wasn’t enough already, Frank from Obese Records retail store talks about vinyl records and what they … Continue reading Obese TV – Episode 2

M-Phazes x Ones Clothing

M-Phazes is one of Australia’s most accomplished hip-hop producers, having worked with an impressive array of artists from home and abroad. One of his most applauded efforts so far is his showcase record Good Gracious. New Era was lucky to collaborate with Mark Landon aka M-Phazes on a cap that gives a nod to this iconic Australian album. This cap was designed by Sydney based label Ones Clothing and will be hitting selected retailers mid December 2012. This is the first in a four part collaboration series celebrating some of our favourite music producers You can cop the hat at … Continue reading M-Phazes x Ones Clothing

Dialectrix – Satellite EP

After spending the last year or so accustoming himself to fatherhood and fine tuning his 3rd LP The Cold Light Of Day with long time colloaborator Plutonic Lab, Dialectrix is kickstarting 2013 with a rare and limited edition release involving some of the worlds best talents. The result is Satellite, an exclusive 5 track EP being released to vinyl only (digital D/L included) with each track showcasing an overseas producer while Dtrix exhibits the hunger and versatility the Sydney wordsmith is known for. Artwork for the EP is being handled by April77 Creative, longtime collaborators with Dialectrix and creators of artwork … Continue reading Dialectrix – Satellite EP

Obese TV – Episode 1

The long awaited first full length episode of Obese TV is here. With an dope new format inclusive of segments such as ‘New Releases’, ‘Classics’, ‘Obese Retail’, ‘Spotlight’, ‘Backstage Pass’ and more, Obese TV will be hosted by a different member of the scene for each episode. In Episode 1 of Obese TV we visit master graphic designer Ben Funnell of April 77 Design, hear from Spit Syndicate on their album plans over the next few months of the back of their hit single Beauty In The Bricks, speak to WA distro artist Mr Grevis about his album The Sampler, … Continue reading Obese TV – Episode 1

Obese TV – Coming Soon!

The long awaited first full length episode of Obese TV is fast approaching. With an dope new format inclusive of segments such as ‘New Releases’, ‘Classics’, ‘Obese Retail’, ‘Spotlight’, ‘Backstage Pass’ and more, Obese TV will be hosted by a different member of the scene for each episode. Take a look at the trailer, and have a guess who the first host is. Obese Records  ||  Youtube  ||  Twitter  ||  Facebook   Continue reading Obese TV – Coming Soon!

Premier: Spit Syndicate – Beauty In The Bricks Film Clip + Tour Details

Jump on your pushie and tour around Sydney with Spit Syndicate in the video for their great new tune Beauty In The Bricks. Produced by Adit from Horrorshow (who’s definitely left his touch on the track with its soulful vibe).  Beauty In The Bricks is the first taste of Spit Syndicate’s third album Sunday Gentlemen which will be out next year. “We are first and foremost lyricists – that said, we don’t take ourselves too seriously, I guess. But we take song writing and hip-hop very seriously.”- Nick Lupi You can catch the Sydney duo at the following shows: Thurs 25 October – Transit Bar, … Continue reading Premier: Spit Syndicate – Beauty In The Bricks Film Clip + Tour Details

The Silent Titan – Outer Circle Movements

The Silent Titan comes forth with his second solo production record since his debut, For The Rest of My Days dropped worldwide in September, 2011. Travel, movement, time, space, speculation, nostalgia, and observation; These everyday circumstances are the themes highlighted on this record.  The Silent Titan aka Tom Charuk is a producer from Australia working consistently behind the boards to develop a worldwide following through his hip-hop roots.Soulful, hard hitting, sample heavy production, seamlessly intertwined with live instrumentation, synthesis, and an array of talented vocalists, makes this release a monumental benchmark in  The Silent Titan’s ever expanding portfolio. Always providing originality with … Continue reading The Silent Titan – Outer Circle Movements

Adelaide: West Coast Showcase feat. Optamus, Mr Grevis, Bitter Belief & K21

After a short absence from touring, he’s back on the road, we’ve got the Downsyde and SBX general himself headlining the upcoming show with his solo project Optamus, backing him up is Obese Records latest distro signee launching his debut album The Sampler – Mr Grevis!!! No stranger to Adelaide after extensive touring with Drapht, is Bitter Belief, he’ll be dropping tracks off his last mixtape The Tourguide and also drop some sneak peaks from the up coming album The Gallery, which is set to do some big things. Holding down the decks for nearly everybody on this night, is … Continue reading Adelaide: West Coast Showcase feat. Optamus, Mr Grevis, Bitter Belief & K21

B-Don & Mizi – Ok, so..

Palace Records proudly presents B-Don & Mizi, an exciting breath of fresh air into underground Hip Hop from Sydney. On the verge of releasing both individual solo projects and a joint LP,the guys have already performed together for a extenive list of international artists whilst establishing their own label and studio, Studio B & Palace Records. In association with Telemizion and, B-Don & Mizi are excited to present the first video in a mixtape series to be released in the coming months ‘Ok, so..‘ This track is B-Don & Mizi getting back to basics, doing what they love to do… … Continue reading B-Don & Mizi – Ok, so..

P-Link – Turn The Tables

The second clip from the Obesecity 2 compilation has gone live this week! P-Link’s Turn the Tables is the second single from the national dual disc effort, produced by Must, with cuts from Secondhand DJ’s. A truly innovative video, credits again go to the remarkable crew at Full Clip. You can purchase Obesecity 2 from iTunes, Soul Clap Records, or from any good record store nationally. Make sure you check out the first video released from Obesecity 2 – Goatmob – Space Trip Oddity. P Link  Facebook  ||  P Link Twitter  ||  Obese Records Continue reading P-Link – Turn The Tables

Spit Syndicate Announce New Single & National Tour Oct/Nov, 2012

With killer new single Beauty in the Bricks dropping October 5th (Obese Records) along side a fresh new music video directed by James Chappell (A Few Best Men), Inner West Sydney’s very own Spit Syndicate are back big time and ready to drop their groundbreaking new album Sunday Gentlemen early 2013. Featuring production highlights from the best in the business, Styalz Fuego (360, Seth Sentry), M-Phazes (Drapht, Bliss n Eso), Adit (Horrorshow), and J-Skub (Illy, Owl Eyes) and an impressive list of guest vocalists to be announced in the coming months. “The production style is sleek, varied and tips its hat … Continue reading Spit Syndicate Announce New Single & National Tour Oct/Nov, 2012

Skryptcha – Mindful (Out Now)

Skryptcha has a knack for making the philosophical non-confrontational. His second masterpiece Mindful is not unlike it’s creator; preceptive, sharp and ahead of its time. After the notoriety surrounding previous LP Numb3rs, and break out EP Left to Write, the slick young wordsmith has found time to knock out a Journalism degree, and travel substantially. Crafted during the most pivotal years of his life, Mindful takes a considered look at Skryptcha’s unique journey thus far. Mindful’s production was expertly handled by illustrious US producer Illmind, a long-time favourite beat-maker of Skryptcha’s. Throughout the album, a dynamic emcee-producer synchronicity is evident, Illmind … Continue reading Skryptcha – Mindful (Out Now)

Obesecity 2

10 years ago, at a time when Australian hip hop was still struggling to be heard, Obese Records released Obesecity. Invited from all corners of the country, emcees and producers hungry to showcase their skills contributed tracks, unbeknownst of the powerful ripple effect it would create. Bolstered by the humble independent label, the compilation birthed a generation of hip hop heavyweights, recognised today as the true pioneers of a flourishing industry. Hilltop Hoods, Muph & Plutonic, Bias B, Pegz, the late Hunter and more united to give the growing genre a voice. To celebrate its anniversary Obese Records is extremely proud to present Obesecity 2. A dual-disc compilation showcasing … Continue reading Obesecity 2