allaussie Hip Hop Interview US emcee Okwerdz

You were born and raised in the US, tell us a bit about yourself and what kind of style you present through your hip hop? Im from Stockton California, been rapping since i was 17 or so. Honestly my music represents alot of different things, i am influenced by alot so i really try to encompass everything. I’m still heavily involved in the freestyle scene, freestyling is how i started rapping in the first place so i will always be doing it and incorporating it in my live shows. Freestyle is truly one of my favorite parts of rapping. The … Continue reading allaussie Hip Hop Interview US emcee Okwerdz

Funkoars sign with Golden Era Records

Big news today for all aussie hip hop fans (see what we did there), with the release of not only The Hilltop Hoods deluxe editions (The Calling, The Hard Road and The Hard Road: Restrung), drop today but we also got the announcement that The Funkoars have officially signed on the dotted line with Golden Era Records. This is the first signing, that we know of to take place with Golden Era, and hails an exciting time for not only The Funkoars but also the Hilltops. The Oars were kind enough to send us a message regarding the latest news … Continue reading Funkoars sign with Golden Era Records

DJ Debris Wins ARIA for Best Engineering

This year the category of Engineer of the Year rounded out with two equal winners who worked with very different genres of music. Hilltop Hoods member, DJ Debris (Barry Francis) has been recognised for his work on State Of The Art, the follow up to the Hilltop Hoods 2006 ARIA Award winning album, The Hard Road. Greg Wales who engineered and produced for You Am I, was the other winner. The 23rd Annual ARIA Awards will be held Thursday, November 26 at Acer Arena. Continue reading DJ Debris Wins ARIA for Best Engineering

STATE OF THE ART – Album preview

Hosting their own little party at Sydney’s 301 Studios, MCs Suffa, Pressure and DJ Debris sampled select tracks from the new record to a small contingent of eager music types. “Some of our closest friends haven’t even heard this stuff yet,” a slightly awkward Suffa told the crowd with a smile. Three years in the making, State of the Art is the follow-up to the Hoods’ #1 album The Hard Road and their first in a new deal between their label Golden Era and Universal Records. They kicked off the sneak peek with album opener The Return, an angry scratch-heavy … Continue reading STATE OF THE ART – Album preview