Rob Shaker – Shaken Not Stirred Mixtape

Rob Shaker is a Producer/ Turntablist from Perth, the Shaken Not Stirred Mixtape features a host of dope artists including Hunter & Mortar, Layla, Bitter Belief, Mr Grevis, Maundz, Raven, Fluent Form, Tomahawk, The Optimen, Purpose and more. You can pick up this killer release for a ‘Name Your Price’ fee. You can grab yours here. Official  ||  Twitter  ||  Facebook Continue reading Rob Shaker – Shaken Not Stirred Mixtape

Interview: Jake Biz – Commercial Hell

It’s been many years in the brewing, now finally Brisbane underground hip hop legend Jake Biz’s debut album Commercial Hell is ready for the tasting. Riding off the back of his highly successful debut single, Deuce Deuce, Commercial Hell dropped through Karsniogenics and Obese Records Distribution. aahh: Your new LP Commercial Hell is out now. The album art and the title to the album both seem to be inspired by Run DMC’s album Raising Hell. Explain to us the concept behind that? Jake Biz: The title track itself wasn’t at all inspired by Run DMC, though the overall concept certainly was. I’m an enormous Run DMC fan, as is most my … Continue reading Interview: Jake Biz – Commercial Hell

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.

Bankrupt Billionaires

A vision of two of Brisbane’s premier hip hop producers, Bankrupt Billionaires has now culminated into a super group featuring the powerhouse production of Sammsonite and Dats (The Optimen) and the strong emotive vocals of Brisbane diva Kel on Earth, with a host of regular special guests.  Reminiscent of singer/producer teams like Gnarls Barkley, Little Dragon, Mark Ronson and the late great Amy Winehouse, Bankrupt Billionaires have established their very own world-class sound that blends head-knocking beats with soul drenched vocals and themes of love, compassion and frustration. After honing a wealth of quality material behind closed doors, Bankrupt Billionaires finally … Continue reading Bankrupt Billionaires

Drakezilla’s – Redhead Redemption

Drakezilla is a prehistoric creature that mutated due to atomic radiation and rose from the depths of the sea to make hot jams with his Atomic Breath… and stomp cities. Drakezilla is currently finishing up a new album titled Redhead Redemption which features production from Trials, Sammsonite, Engineer, Mdusu, Mules and more.  Guests include Smiles Again (Mind Over Matter), Syntax and Johnny Utah. Drakezilla has now dropped the official video for the track I Look Down which was produced by Trials, additional drums by Drakezilla and bass & keys by Mdusu. The whole video was animated by Elle Reid. You can check out the video clip below and … Continue reading Drakezilla’s – Redhead Redemption

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]

The Super-Sample-Flip-Comp – Vegas Aces

In anticipation for the debut Vegas Aces release V.A.ALL.DAY (Feb 4th) your good friends in VA and Born Fresh have decided to host a sexy little competition.  Cam Bluff is fast becoming a new go-to-guy for production (Spit Syndicate, The Tongue, The Optimen, Pure Product, Raven etc) and we want you to put him to the test. Basically we want you to submit a sample/sound for Cam to flip and make an exclusive beat out of. The sample can be anything – an old or new song of whatever genre, ad music, movie score, a beatboxing parrot, whatever you think would … Continue reading The Super-Sample-Flip-Comp – Vegas Aces

Brisbanes Profecy Releases “Let The Music Play” EP [Free Download]

Australian Hip Hop is growing strong and growing with it is Brisbane emcee Profecy. The 20 year old is just about to unleash his debut CD titled Let The Music Play, a 5-track EP, showcasing the versatility and talent of what people are claiming to be the most promising artist in Australian hip hop. On the production side of things, Profecy has collaborated with up and coming Belgium producer Benno (Cam’ron, SAS). With Benno’s world class production and Profecy’s vibrant delivery and insightful lyrics, you have a ground breaking EP that is bound to turn heads. The EP also features … Continue reading Brisbanes Profecy Releases “Let The Music Play” EP [Free Download]

Rainman – Can’t See You (Feat. Laneous, Prod. by Chasm): FREE DOWNLOAD

Billed as ‘a watershed in local hip hop’, Rainman (Ray Bourne) has attracted some hefty praise since releasing his debut album Fire in the Belly. Rainman has been hailed as Queensland’s best kept secret with an eloquence for song-writing rarely seen in hip hop. Descriptions of Rainman’s music are consistently praiseworthy – what we have here is hip hop that is honest, thoughtful and fun. Rainman has appeared as a feature artist on the Triple J Hip Hop Show and now allaussie hip hop. His music was selected for the Rhythm and Poetry DVD – a documentary detailing the evolution … Continue reading Rainman – Can’t See You (Feat. Laneous, Prod. by Chasm): FREE DOWNLOAD

Prophet Rayza – 6 Books (Nov 12th)

Following the enormous success of The Spits and Pieces Mixtape (moving ALL 5,000 units within two months of its release, and over 650 downloads to date) Prophet Rayza returns with his latest offering 6 Books on Born Fresh Records. Comprising of 6 original tracks composed by 6 different producers, 6 Books is themed around 6 being a perfect number mathematically, hence the writing of 6 Books depicting the ways of the world as seen through the eyes and pen of a Prophet. The first single This Is, produced by Cam Bluff is your classic boom-bap drum driven hip hop anthem … Continue reading Prophet Rayza – 6 Books (Nov 12th)

The Winnie Coopers – Surface Parasites Album Launch [QLD]

Geek hip-hop all-stars, The Winnie Coopers return in style with the launch of their hotly tipped new album Surface Parasites on October 23 at Fitzy’s Loganholme for a one night only Brisbane hip-hop triple bill party which also features The Optimen and The Coalition Crew. The Winnie Coopers have been working hard to move this country forward and out of a musical recession that… has seen the increase in boat arrivals for the likes of Justin Beiber, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry and have therefore taken the extraordinary fiscal approach by appointing a 15 year old school student as their … Continue reading The Winnie Coopers – Surface Parasites Album Launch [QLD]

allaussie spotlight on: Cam Bluff

If you haven’t heard the name Cam Bluff of late, then you surely haven’t been paying enough attention. 2010 has seen Cam Bluff produce some of this years most impressive beats with no intention of slowing the pace. We take a deeper look into the past, present and future of this amazing producer. Past Cam Bluff born (18/02/1989) grew up in Kwazulu Natal (South Africa). Cam was always surrounded by music and heavily influenced by the country’s culture and people. He was constantly surrounded by music having both an aunt and grandma who were both music teachers. He was always … Continue reading allaussie spotlight on: Cam Bluff

Massive ‘Born Renegades’ Show + Free Mixtape DL

This month the Judy Breaks Competition teams up with Brisbane’s Hip Hop labels Born Fresh Records and Red Tape Entertainment to bring together a collective of Queensland bred emcees, turtablists, beat boxers, DJ and beat makers. Taking place during Valley Fiesta, this FREE event includes some of Brissie’s best. Performing on the night will be: The Optiment Eloquence and Truths Prue Product Seven Vegas Aces Prophet Rayza Hosted by The Crate Creeps. Set Times: 4:00 Prophet Rayza 4:30 Seven 5:00 Vegas Aces 5:30 Eloquence and Truths 6:00 Tommy Illfigga/Crate Creeps 6:30 Pure Product 7:00 The Optimen In celebration of this … Continue reading Massive ‘Born Renegades’ Show + Free Mixtape DL

The Optimen ‘The Out of Money Experience’ Album Launch with Rainman, Vegas Aces and Special Guests

Brisbane Sounds is pleased to announce the next showcase in their series of spin off events to showcase Brisbane’s diverse music artists. The Brisbane Sounds Hip-Hop showcase will take place at the Hi-Fi in West End on Saturday 9 October and will offer a tasty selection of Brisbane’s finest Aussie hip-hop artists that includes the amazing crew The Optimen launching The Out of Money Experience, the esteemed talents of Rainman and fresh newcomers Vegas Aces as well as more guest DJ’s that are yet to be announced. The Optimen The Optimen or The OPees to their friends have quickly become … Continue reading The Optimen ‘The Out of Money Experience’ Album Launch with Rainman, Vegas Aces and Special Guests

Syntax – The Musical

Early on in your rap career you were one third of Queensland mainstays Trace Elements –  featuring hip-hop producer  M-Phazes and also emcee Tactic One. Tell us a bit about how that crew came together? Myself and Tactic One were friends in high school, and we met M-Phazes through a mutual friend called Lee who worked at a local record store. He had heard about myself and Tactic through the grapevine and wanted to know if we were interested in meeting his friend M-Phazes. Being new to the whole music thing we were totally interested, and Lee played us a … Continue reading Syntax – The Musical

Crate Creeps – Where Do I Begin feat. Tommy Illfigga

This is the first clip taken from the Crate Creeps debut album – It’s About That Time. The track titled Where Do I Begin features Tommy Ill on the mic. Have you been waiting for that real head nod hip hop and banging beats paired with some of the highest calibre emcees Australia has to offer? Well then wait no longer because It’s About That Time! Born Fresh Records presents the debut album from Brisbane’s own production duo the Crate Creeps  (DJ Butcher and Tommy Illfigga.) Featuring a stellar line-up and hard-hitting beats It’s About That Time is guaranteed to … Continue reading Crate Creeps – Where Do I Begin feat. Tommy Illfigga

Stolen Records Gala Ball – Ozi Batla Clip

Returning after a sellout show last year during last year’s Save FBi, Sydney’s hip hop community is banding together and donning their finest to bring you the Stolen Records Gala Ball. Hosted by FBi’s own Shantan Wantan Ichiban, dust off your tux and grab a date, we promise a night you won’t forget. Line up: Koolism Thundamentals Ozi Batla The Optimen APSCI Daily Meds Phatchance feat. Coptic Soldier Loosechange + DJ sets from; Katalyst and Stolen Records Skrillionaires $12 supporters / $17 non supporters / $22 on the door. All proceeds go to FBi Radio. Shantan Wantan Ichiban (aka Emperor … Continue reading Stolen Records Gala Ball – Ozi Batla Clip

‘The Out Of Brisbane Experience’ Tour – The Optimen

Following on from the shining release of their sophomore album The Out Of Money Experience in April, Brisbane’s The Optimen are hitting the road this July/August and taking their tunes to the nation on the official album launch. A five-year sojourn that culminated in one of Australia’s finest-hip hop releases this year, The Out Of Money Experience has been robustly received. The Optimen are getting ready to blast off on the long awaited Album Launch Tour. Taking in the East-Coast and Adelaide (Sorry Perth, we owe you!), The Optimen are taking to the road, bringing brand new tunes from The … Continue reading ‘The Out Of Brisbane Experience’ Tour – The Optimen

Triple Album Launch – Crate Creeps – Crate Cartel – Jake Biz

Off the back of the success of Geko’s Crate Cartel Radio (in stores now) which features the likes of Maundz, Fluent Form, Raven, Jake Biz & Bigfoot, Bias B, Fatty Phew & Luke Mac, Kings Konekted, Ciecmate and Aectix, Geko will make his travels up to Brisbane to release the album along side fellow Crate Cartalians Maundz, Raven and Fluent Form. Alongside the already massive line-up, the production duo The Crate Creeps (DJ Butcher & Tommy Illfigga), off the back of there eagerly awaited album release – July 9th, will be releasing there album with an EXTREMELY live show incorporating … Continue reading Triple Album Launch – Crate Creeps – Crate Cartel – Jake Biz

Crate Creeps – Its About That Time Sampler – July 9th

Crate Creeps – Its About That Time out through Born Fresh Records July 9th featuring: Suffa MC (Hilltop Hoods), Trials (The Funkoars), Pure Product, Mantra, Tommy Illfigga, DJ Adfu, Rhyme Asylum (UK), Mata n Must, The Optimen, Kings Koneted, Rezadent, Verbal Kent (Chicago), Terntable Jediz, Thundamentals, Rakaa Iriscience (Dilated Peoples), Robby Balboa & Haunts (Choose Mics), Clinic & Proclaim (The Archetypes), Pie Emc3e, Adverse, Ill-legitamate Crew (Canada), Yuin Huzami (The Coalition Crew) & Rainman. BAM! Continue reading Crate Creeps – Its About That Time Sampler – July 9th

The Crate Creeps – Its About That Time – July 9th 2010 Release – Guestlist finally announced!

All tracks mixed by Crate Creeps at The Bloody Abbetoir All vocals recorded at The Bloody Abbetoir unless stated All cuts by DJ Butcher unless stated Mastered by Ricardo Guiterrez at the Grandmasters NYC Distributed By MGM Track Listing: 1. Introduction Ft. Suffa MC (Hilltop Hoods) Produced by Crate Creeps Vocals recorded by Suffa 2. Time Trials Ft. Trials (The Funkoars) Produced by Dj Butcher Vocals mixed and recorded by Dj Adfu at Sniper Spot Studios 3. Walk On By Ft. Pure Product Written by Fourth Degree, Marvel and Tendancee Produced by Tommy Illfigga Bass by Max Voltage 4. Jeans … Continue reading The Crate Creeps – Its About That Time – July 9th 2010 Release – Guestlist finally announced!

Muph & Plutonic Headline HiFi Birthday Bash

Iconic live music venue The HiFi are celebrating their birthday in June and have lined up Muph & Plutonic to headline shows at both their Melbourne and Brisbane locations. After touring the nation as part of this year’s Groovin’ The Moo festival, Muph & Plutonic will hit the HiFi June 11th in Melbourne before heading to Brisbane June 12th. Labelmates Chasm & Vida-Sunshyne will feature at the Melbourne show while Jess Harlen will perform at both dates. The Optimen and Rainman will feature in Brisbane with more to be announced shortly for Melbourne. Tickets for both shows are on sale … Continue reading Muph & Plutonic Headline HiFi Birthday Bash

allaussie hip hop’s monthly cook up with: Sammsonite (The Optimen)

It’s been some time between drinks now since Brisbane’s best, The Optimen have performed a headlining show for their fans, but even with the AA meetings and late night phone calls to their sponsors they just can’t control their thirst any longer. For this reason, and also to bring their blistering new album The Out Of Money Experience to the live stage, The OPees are back in the lab and planning their launch for Friday, May 28 at the new home of hip-hop in Brisbane – The Step Inn. Not leaving anything to chance, they have joined forces with fellow … Continue reading allaussie hip hop’s monthly cook up with: Sammsonite (The Optimen)

First 500 copies of The Out Of Money Experience come with Optimoney!

On recent return from a ‘management speak’ workshop (ManSpeak2010 – not to be confused with the instructional ‘how to speak like a man’ workshops – ManlySpeak2010) we’d like to take this time to ‘touch base’ and ‘help us to help you’ (to help us) by having a brief discussion about The Optimen’s latest project The ‘We Currently Have Our Funds Tied Up In Private Offshore Ventures‘ album (‘The Out Of Money Experience‘). Just as an ‘FYI’ about the release of this album, you can actually ‘TCB’ your purchasing prospects ‘asap’ by pre-ordering ‘The Out Of Money Experience‘ from JB HiFi. … Continue reading First 500 copies of The Out Of Money Experience come with Optimoney!

Decked Out TV

There has been a few changes to the line up schedule for Decked Out TV. Due to a lack of funding, they guys have decided to run 3 live shows instead of 5, and put all our headline act’s on the 3. On the last show we saw Mystro headline with the Indigenous Intrudaz. Below you can check out some of the Decked Out TV highlights plus the promo vid. The next show penciled in for April 9, will feature some of Queensland’s finest. On the line up we have DJ Sanchez (SA), PJ, Pure Product, Sneaky T, Rainman and … Continue reading Decked Out TV

Mata & Must + Rezadent – Dual Album Launch

QLD heads are in for a treat when Mata & Must team up with with Rezadent, for an all out dual album launch, featuring some of QLD’s finest in support. Continue reading to get the full low down on this big night. Mata & Must (Paradox of Minds) In 2003 Mata & Must released their first EP on their own imprint established out of necessity. Six years on with an ever growing fan base, Melbourne label Pang Productions are celebrating their tenth release with Mata & Must’s long awaited debut full length album Paradox Of Minds. Leading up to the … Continue reading Mata & Must + Rezadent – Dual Album Launch


The next Chalkfest held on Sunday March 7, will feature an impressive line up of hip hop acts, graffiti demos, emcees, DJ’s and guest breakers. All of this molded together for a visual and sensory experience like no other. With Resin Dogs as one of Chalkfests headline acts, its going to be another big Sunday at Chalk. Resin Dogs, Seth Sentry, Winnie Coopers, The Optimen, Omni Anti, Surecut Kids, Cutloose, Jungle Traffic, Fattal Brothers, DJ Solo + More acts TBA. Tickets $22 + BF Available through all moshtix outlets and on the door on the day. CHALKFEST and its featured … Continue reading Chalkfest

Choose Mics – Beggars Can’t Be Choosers (April 9)

Choose Mics, the duo comprising emcee Haunts and DJ/Producer Mules, would have to be a couple of the hardest working geezers in the biz. With their debut album Beggars Can’t Be Choosers hitting stores in April, Choose Mics have also just wrapped up a massive east coast tour with aussie heavy weights Phrase, Bliss N Eso and Muph & Plutonic, the timing couldn’t be better for them to drop their first official release. Now based on the Gold Coast, Birmingham born Haunts brings a fresh new flavour to the local hip hop scene. Described as a hard nosed and in … Continue reading Choose Mics – Beggars Can’t Be Choosers (April 9)

The Optimen Update – The Out of Money Experience (April 10)

It’s been awhile since we first heard about The Optimen’s next project, The Out Of Money Experience and finally after all this waiting, the guys have locked in a release date. April 10 will be the day The Optimen unleash The Out Of Money Experience on the nation with a few tracks floating around already (Myspace and free download),  things are sounding large. Here’s what the guys at Red Tape had to say about the whole affair. We got some good news here at Red Tape! From the people who brought you Boomtown and The Red Tape Renegades, The Optimen’s … Continue reading The Optimen Update – The Out of Money Experience (April 10)