Headstrong Company – 100% Australian Beef #3

The next installment of 100% Australian Beef will go down on April 9 at L!ve on light square. You can also catch Headstrong Company, Evolve, Chase & Lariken plus Gravity Ponds performing on the night. The 2 on 2 emcee battle will have $200 and a prize pack up for grabs. To enter check the details below. Headstrong Company At the stage where Australian hip hop is receiving audiences in a broader and more engaging format than ever before, Headstrong Company has evolved to elevate the culture to new levels. The group consists of emcees Visionz, Kahs, Cheech (emcee/producer) , … Continue reading Headstrong Company – 100% Australian Beef #3

allaussie hip hop’s spotlight on: Fraksha

As a member of the UK group Nine High, Fraksha has consistently displayed a level of skill to put him up there with the big boys. Playing shows extensively around the UK alongside most of the scene’s heavyweights including such artists as Skinnyman, Klashnekoff, and Blak Twang has given him the ability to hype crowds of any kind impressing fans and peers alike with his wordplay and presence in the live arena. In 2006 after having sold out two well received mix-tapes in the UK, Fraksha and Nine High made the move out to Australia where they had previously made … Continue reading allaussie hip hop’s spotlight on: Fraksha

Brethren – Bastion

The Hip-Hop crew Brethren are a two-man team of Mistery (Matthew Peet) & Wizdm (Claude Rodriguez). Both individuals are veterans of the hip-hop scene in their own right. Mistery is one of the most renowned graffiti writers in Australia, a crucial member of internationally recognized graff crews Bounty Hunterz & 21st Century. He is also a b- boy who teaches breakdancing to hundreds of kids through the breaking team he started Magic Villains, and is a key member of the Sony performance crew “Atrac 3”. Wizdm is no slouch either, an awarded expert of “popping & locking” [elements of b boying], an accomplished drummer and … Continue reading Brethren – Bastion

Levelheaded Promo Video for The Spice Of Life

With the closure of Amphead Distro late last year, our man Levelheaded had been left out in the cold. Levs has now decided to sell his CD The Spice Of Life through his website here. He has also dropped the price to a mere $10, which is crazy. If you haven’t already, check out the review we did recently here. This was easily one of the top albums for 2009, and for $10 it’s an absolute steal. The Spice Of Life features appearances form Trials, Eslev, Slats, Reason, Sydetrak, and Headlock plus and appearance by Adelaide heavy metal band 8th … Continue reading Levelheaded Promo Video for The Spice Of Life

Cross Bred Mongrels – Certified Wise Album Launch

It’s time for the Cross Bred Mongrels – Certified Wise Album Launch. DJ Staen 1 (DMC Set),Terra Firma. Reason feat. Fraksha (Melbourne King). Nine High (UK) and Dialect will all be in attendance. Plus DJ’s BVA, Hacksaw & Kirk 1. Our main man, Levelheaded, will be hosting the night. Aussie hip hop gigs held at HQ don’t usually disappoint and this one seems to be no exception. Date: Friday December 4 @ HQ Price: $20 + booking fee Tickets are available through Venue-Tix. Since we have broken our own rule on posting video’s, we might as well go crazy with … Continue reading Cross Bred Mongrels – Certified Wise Album Launch

Hunter and Crew at L!ve.

18+ Event. Entry is $15. Raffle at the door, prize = 5 free drinks & 2 free entries To The 100% Aus Beef Emcee Battles. Come down to L!VE on Light Square, November 6 for a huge night of raw aussie hip-hop. Hunter (SBX Crew) drops in all the way down from Perth, supported by After Hours (Certified Wise), K21 feat. Koolta & DJ Pt, Chase,  Lariken and Train. If you don’t know already, here is a bit of a bio on each artist. Hunter – Myspace / Facebook Hunter, born in Yokine, emerged as one of Perth’s most venomous … Continue reading Hunter and Crew at L!ve.

Cross Bred Mongrels – Certified Wise

After a long time, Adelaide’s Cross Bred Mongrels are back with a new joint dubbed Certified Wise. Named after the famous crew which has bred some of Australia’s most successful and widely known artists, Certified Wise is the crowning achievement for long time Adelaide hip hop figurehead Flak. In a distinguished career of building hip hop in Adelaide, Flak was responsible for the early development of such luminaries like the Hilltop Hoods and The Funkoars. And now with long time collaborator and partner-in-rhyme Flee, Flak continues the Certified Wise’ legacy firmly entrenched in the annals of Australian hip hop history. … Continue reading Cross Bred Mongrels – Certified Wise

Block Party Tour 2009 – Full Lineups

The final lineup for the 2009 Obese Records Block Party has been revealed. Along with headliners Drapht, Muph & Plutonic, and the newly formed Gully Platoon, the tour will feature Illy (on all dates), Thundamentals (on most) and a rotating schedule of artists including Hyjak N Torcha, Spit Syndicate, Coalition Crew, Skryptcha, Bias B, and Reason alongside one-off performances from Urthboy, Horrorshow, Hunter, Rainman, Cross Bred Mongrels, Beats Working and many more. The tour’s homecoming in Melbourne will feature an extensive 10-artist extravaganza to cap off the run before heading off for its curtain call in Hobart. The tour kicks … Continue reading Block Party Tour 2009 – Full Lineups

BRIGGS – The Gospel According To Briggs

Before even releasing any ‘official’ music Briggs has been getting plenty of attention around his hometown of Melbourne. Veteran Melbourne MC, Reason has had Briggs at the top of his helper list for the past 2 years.  This multi talented artist with all the street hype of a bootleg Underbelly DVD is ready to knock walls down. He has recently released his debut EP Homemade Bombs with the assistance from Jaytee (Hazard Productions), 76 (Stronghorn Studios) and Trials (Funkoars) to much acclaim. Having completed The Hangover tour with the Funkoars, performing tracks from Homemade Bombs, he’s already back in the … Continue reading BRIGGS – The Gospel According To Briggs