Ice Cube Australian Tour New Shows Announced!

Metropolis Touring and Select Touring are pleased to announce that Ice Cube will be extending his Australian tour by adding additional shows in Sydney and Melbourne!! Wednesday 3rd December will see a second and final show at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney. The third and final Melbourne show will be an intimate club performance at 170 Russell on Sunday 7th December – capacity is strictly limited to only 1,000 tickets. Tickets for both shows go on sale 9am this Friday 24th October. Going off his past Australian performances, fans can expect an explosive show packed with the iconic and timeless … Continue reading Ice Cube Australian Tour New Shows Announced!

Citizen Kay Freedoom

Freedoom is the new single by Citizen Kay. Taken from the Demokracy mini-album released Nov.7 on digital and CD, the mini-album also includes the singles YES!, Raise A Glass and Manage plus four new tracks and Freedoom. Citizen Kay hasn’t missed a beat since releasing his debut single YES! at the start of 2013. He followed up with two more standout singles, Raise A Glass and the soulful Manage. After releasing singles, touring and reaching audiences around Australia as well as hooking up with the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Danny Brown and Public Enemy for tours, Citizen Kay took time … Continue reading Citizen Kay Freedoom

Arnette teams up with Public Enemy for limited edition eyewear

In celebration of hip-hop pioneers’ 25th anniversary This year marks Public Enemy’s 25th Anniversary, and Arnette is celebrating with a limited edition frame, reflective of the group’s classic outlaw inspired style. Arguably one of the greatest and most influential hip-hop acts in history, Public Enemy has collaborated with Arnette to create the exclusive Arnette Witch Doctor x Public Enemy colourway, which is the latest addition to Arnette’s “Uncommon Projects” eyewear initiative. The limited edition eyewear is set to ignite fans around the world who can own and wear their very own slice of PE history. The Arnette Witch Doctor x … Continue reading Arnette teams up with Public Enemy for limited edition eyewear

Rapper’s Delight: The Hip Hop Cookbook

By Joseph Inniss, Peter Stadden & Ralph Miller. Published by Dokument Press. Rapper’s Delight: The Hip Hop Cookbook features thirty recipes inspired by your favourite Hip Hop artists of today and yesteryear. Split into three categories of Starters, Mains and Desserts, the book includes a wide range of delights such as Wu-Tang Clam Chowder, Public Enemiso Soup, Run DM Sea Bass and Busta Key Lime Pie. Each of the recipes is accompanied by a bespoke piece of artwork, created by one of thirty of the best upcoming illustrators. Rapper’s Delight celebrates the many humorous parallels between food and Hip Hop, making it a must-have for anyone with a love for cooking, music or illustration, … Continue reading Rapper’s Delight: The Hip Hop Cookbook

Public Enemy Local Supports

Three weeks out from their hotly anticipated tour kicking off, Public Enemy announce some of the biggest names in Australian hip-hop as their supports, including Melbourne’s Mantra, Canberra’s Citizen Kay, and Brisbane’s Impossible Odds, with Adelaide’s DJ Sanchez and Melbourne’s DJ MzRizk filling out the DJ sets. After a busy 2013 … Continue reading Public Enemy Local Supports

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

Gideon Shoes Launch New Store & Cane Toad/Kangaroo Leather Sneakers! [Win a pair!]

Gideon Shoes are the Australian company set to give the fashion industry a kick, with their handmade, anti-sweatshop sneakers. All of their profits go to The Street University, a converted warehouse space in Sydney’s Southwest that allows marginalized youth of the area to engage in short courses and counseling. The Street University was founded by the Noffs Family and launched by Public Enemy in 2007. Made from premium materials including kangaroo leather and cane toad hide, Gideon Shoes are available in a variety of colours and styles, and will be available directly through the main Gideon Shoes website from December … Continue reading Gideon Shoes Launch New Store & Cane Toad/Kangaroo Leather Sneakers! [Win a pair!]

The Tongue – Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy is the title to your second full length LP dropping today. How are you feeling about the finished product? I feel like its my best work to date. I’m working with the best producers, I’m writing the best songs of my career, all the guests brought their A-game….I’m really proud of this album… It’s a slick-looking package for sure, is there any meaning behind the title Alternative Energy? The human race is headed for disaster….I don’t believe in that 2012 crap but all the signs suggest we need to change our ways. If we don’t find a better … Continue reading The Tongue – Alternative Energy

NJE – From The Outside Looking In – Adelaide Album Launch

Sydney city solo hip hop artist NJE makes his return to Adelaide to launch his brand new album From The Outside Looking In (out now on itunes). This album has been well received, especially on the single/video for the track Appetiser (The Entree) (As seen on RAGE) & the new video Blackout (above). The album features artists such as Mind Over Matter, Phatchance and Torcha. Over the years NJE has worked hard to gain respect in the scene. This has paid off and seen him support artists such as Xzibit, Public Enemy, Phrase and Forthwrite over the years. His live … Continue reading NJE – From The Outside Looking In – Adelaide Album Launch

Matty Fresh – The Ginza Crime Library Bio

For Australia’s Matty Fresh it all began around the age of 9. Like most kids of his generation, he was curious about his mother’s record collection, delving into the sounds of the 70s and 80s. His early taste for music would later ensure an instant love of Hip Hop shaped by artists like Public Enemy, Del, Ice T, The Native Tongues and N.W.A.. Alongside his other great passion for skating, these would create the foundation of what is his debut instrumental album The Ginza Crime Library. In the early 90s, Matty noticed the music featured in skating videos; artists such … Continue reading Matty Fresh – The Ginza Crime Library Bio

Impossible Odds Records – Official Label Launch

Impossible Odds are one of Brisbane’s, and indeed Australia’s, stand alone acts. Fred Leone aka Rival MC list of credits are impressive: The Artist · Winner of the inaugural JB Seed “Speak: Indigenous Hip Hop” Competition (2007) · Nominated for the 2008 Deadly Awards (“Most Promising New Talent in Music”) · 2 Tracks have received full rotation on Triple J · Triple J’s Aus Music Months feature Artist November 2009 · ‘Feature Album of the Week’ on ABC Asia Pacific · ‘Release of The Week’ & ‘Single Off The Week’ in both Time Off and Scene Magazines · Sat at … Continue reading Impossible Odds Records – Official Label Launch

Spit Syndicate, The Tongue, Chasm & Vida Concert

Three of NSW premier acts are teaming up to see 2009 off with a massive night of aussie hip-hop and reggae-infused jams. On Friday  December 18 @ the Oxford Art Factory,  Spit Syndicate, The Tongue and Chasm & Vida Sunshyne hit the stage for what is sure to be one of the biggest nights on the local music calendar. After bursting onto the aussie hip hop scene last year with an ARIA-nominated album and two national tours, Sydney wonderkids Spit Syndicate have been relatively quiet in 2009 as they prepare their sophomore record. They are breaking their 12-month hiatus with … Continue reading Spit Syndicate, The Tongue, Chasm & Vida Concert