In news sure to thrill hip hop fans, hip hop heavyweight Xzibit is returning to our shores next month. Xzibit marks his return to Australia after almost three years with a whirlwind tour that sees him cover 9 venues in 2 countries in a just over a fortnight. Alongside capital cities, X will grace Broome & Port Moresby for the first time ever. Recognised as a true West Coast stalwart and ‘one of the most respected rappers in the game’ (Rolling Stone), Xzibit first came to public attention in the late ’90s with his debut album ‘At The Speed of … Continue reading Xzibit Heads To The Espy
Having been mentored by the likes of industry legend John Payne (WIDEawake & Death Row Records) to touring with some of the worlds hip hop elite from Ice Cube, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Xzibit, KRS One, D12 and many more Big Dave is set to drop his latest single The Original featuring world renown hip hop artist Snoop Dogg to national media in the coming weeks. ‘The Original’ is the second single to be released from Big Dave’s upcoming 2013 album Self Made being released through MGM Distribution. I am sure I need not introduce Snoop Dogg or as some might … Continue reading Dave Vs Goliath – It’s Big – It’s Catchy – It’s ‘The Original’. Big Dave Feat. Snoop Dogg!!
Consisting of label beat makers Develop and Apollo Grimes, emcees Ricky Shamroxx and Diggis, and hip hop deejay ‘Dex Mo’, Basement Grits’ fusion of talent promises to deliver fat Hip Hop, flavoured with boom bap beats and a sound concurrent with the new school wave of artists emerging in the local Hip Hop scene. Since the formation of the group, Basement Grits have supported both Australian and internationally renowned Hip Hop acts such as Pegz and Xzibit, while locking themselves down for a slot at most Hip Hop events in the Cairns area. With an EP and album in the pipeline, the crew … Continue reading Basement Grits – Heroes
Sydney MC Hyjak is best known for his earlier work with his Obese Records signed group, Hyjak N Torcha and for some of the most memorable local battles seen in the 90’s. With his diverse sound that showcases a Sydney street influence from the graffiti writers he grew up with, Hyjak has managed to cement his name amongst the greats of the local scene. Already in his illustrious career he has performed with the likes of Xzibit, Mobb Deep, Gang Starr, Lord Finesse, Murs, De La Soul and Hilltop Hoods. Hyjak is still a very busy man, appearing on Kerser’s – The Nebulizer release last year … Continue reading Hyjak – Straight Jak
Illusive and Totem Onelove’s mammoth new under 18s music festival, Breakout, went on sale at 9am Wednesday morning and has now officially sold out of early bird tickets in Sydney and Melbourne. The festival, which features the likes of LMFAO, The Bloody Beetroots, Ferry Corsten (Melb only) Diafrix and 360, is in unchartered territory for an underage event and kids have come out in droves to show their enthusiasm for an event of its colossal scale. Sydney has now moved into second general release, with tickets still at the dirt-cheap price of $90 (including booking fee). Melbourne’s early bird allocation was … Continue reading Breakout – Under 18s Music Festival Tickets Selling Fast
In news sure to thrill hip hop fans, Illusive are pleased to announce the return of hip hop heavyweight Xzibit to our shores in November. Xzibit marks his return to Australia after almost five years with a whirlwind tour that sees him cover 11 venues in a just over a fortnight. Alongside capital cities, X will grace Newcastle, Cairns, Townsville, Traralgon and Hobart for the first time ever. Recognised as a true West Coast stalwart and ‘one of the most respected rappers in the game’ (Rolling Stone), Xzibit first came to public attention in the late ’90s with his debut … Continue reading Xzibit – Australian Tour
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