Monthly Archives: March 2016

  • Sydney Producer Waza Gives Us His Top 5 Australian Hip Hop Albums.

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    Sydney Producer Waza Gives His Top 5 Australian Hip Hop Albums

     

    We caught up with Sydney producer Waza ahead of his upcoming gig this Thursday the 31st of March at Madhouse Hip Hop Showcase. Waza is no stranger to live shows and has been a regular at The Chop's production nights held in Sydney. With multiple releases under his belt the free beat tape 'Love Is A Battlefield' released in early 2014 is a fan favourite.
     
     
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    Resin Dogs - From The Volcanic Lab (1999)
     
    When people talk about pioneers of Australian Hip Hop, this group hardly gets  a mention. Maybe because they focused on the beats and samples? Caustic Yoda introduced this EP to me back in the day at Tafe. I was blown away by the synchronicity of the samples and live instruments. Brisbane Emcee Lazy Grey who featured on this release was way ahead of his time with the rhyme flow and word play.
     
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    Hermitude - Alleys to Valleys (2003)
     
    I still remember where I was when I first heard this album, ironically I was in the Blue Mountains. I couldn't believe I was listening to two local producers. Hermitude's sound was mad polished on their debut album, it sounded like some next shit! I've copped every release they've put out since.
     
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    Muph & Plutonic - Silence the Sirens (2006)
     
    Back in 2007 Two Toes opened up for Muph & Plutonic in Katoomba for the Silence the Sirens Tour. I caught their sound check and immediately I was intimidated by how dope they sounded. After the show I told Plutonic that I was gonna stop making beats because his sounded so much better!
     
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    Two Toes - Cooking With Caustic (2008)
     
    This album pretty much sums up how Blue Mountains Hip Hop sounded in 2007. It sounds like lighting being caught in a bottle. Joe New's raps was on some next shit and Caustic Yoda's beat style was completely original. I was lucky enough to record bass and guitars for this release. This is an underground classic which should of got more industry love.
     
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    Remi - Raw x Infinity (2014)
     
    Out of all the new rappers coming out Australia at the moment, Remi is the only one that I'm paying attention too. Rem and Sensible J's influences are the same ones that I steer towards; J Dilla, The Roots etc.  I can really feel what they're putting out. The rhymes and beats are on point on their debut album. I can't wait to see what they do next.
    Madhouse Hip Hop Showcase

    You can catch Waza live this Thursday night along with a heap of other great hip hop acts at the Madhouse Hip Hop Showcase.

     

    Keep up to date with Waza via the links below

     

    Waza Facebook

     

    Waza Soundcloud

     
  • Lord Finesse & Large Professor Australian Tour Interview!

    Lord finesse Large Professor Hip Hop Interview Australian Tour

    Lord Finesse & Large Professor Australian Tour Interview!

     

    Next month, Large Professor and Lord Finesse descend upon Australia, two of the realest rhymesayers and cut creators set to put some work in with an attaché full to the brim of classic dope of boom-bap and wisecrack lyricism unkut and ready-to-rock in what scores the soundtrack to a throwback New York-style hip-hop. In an exclusive interview with Ozhiphopshop (OHHS), both allrounder producer/emcees huddled to talk shop on their well-chartered catalogues spanning 25 years, their relevance in the game and how fan support turns the wheels of motion into rolling out their legendary presence down under for a run of tour dates. Between these two legends and the groups from which they sprung, Lord Finesse AKA The Funkyman and Large Pro stand as pillars to the foundation of hip-hop’s makings well beyond the accolades and recognition bestowed upon them.

    Both opened their recording careers aligned through Wild Pitch Records in separate album drops synonymous with the shaping of many of the golden era’s most prolific talents. Finesse’s Funky Technician was released in 1990 with partner DJ Mike Smooth - produced and overseen by DJ Premier from Gang Starr and featured beatsmiths Diamond D and Showbiz before creating the future Diggin In The Crates stable. Not long after Large Pro, fronting the Main Source trio, created the Breaking Atoms album which gave way to hits Looking at the Front Door, Just a Friendly Game of Baseball and Fakin’ The Funk the last two making the soundtracks of films Boyz N The Hood and White Men Can’t Jump, respectively, something Prof points out proudly in the grand scale of his achievements - one of which includes the co-sign of one of the greatest of all-time. This is where, by and large, the most indelible footprints from the boots of both Lord Finesse and Large Professor have tread in music history, from their signatory advances in developing the career talents of those with whom they worked alongside.

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    In this interview, Large Pro goes in on Main Source’s transition from making tapes to Breaking Atoms and puts into perspective the chemistry between the Harlem, NY legend and the insertion of Nas into the realm of the public scope for the masses by way of the fellow Queens MC’s opening verse to the Main Source posse cut Live At The Barbeque in turn piqued a working relationship between the pairing that began from crafting the Columbia Records’ demo to Nas Will Prevail to where Large Pro sits today most notable as the lead producer of rap’s most illustrious full-length album in Nas’ Illmatic which was followed up on Stillmatic’s You're Da Man and Rewind. However, despite the chemistry and high rate of success attained from their MC/producer pairing, Large Pro tells OHHS, that there was never a thought for the two to become one.

    “I was just hungry to work with up-and-coming dudes that I thought was nice,” Large Professor recalled on the first time he and the God MC got together in the Flushings section of their native Queens. “Nas came along and he fit that mould where I thought, ‘yo, this dude is kinda nice’, so I kept giving him beats and it turned out that it’s a nice chemistry between us where people were liking that combination of LP and Nas”.

    Large Professor Australian Tour

    Credited with the discovery of the late MC Big L, Finesse produced a large portion of his debut album Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous while the Diggin’ In The Crates’ (D.I.T.C.) lineup was built off of the production credit from his first LP with star beatmakers; Diamond D and Showbiz adding to it with rapper AG and later future solo artists; Fat Joe, O.C. and Buckwild - all of whom Finesse tells OHHS that D.I.T.C. rivals that of the legendary supergroup Wu-Tang Clan in depths of impressions marked on the genre through the catalogue of esteemed and well-heralded classics from its members. And here, the Bronx’s own Funkyman pays dues to both members of Gang Starr, (Guru having been the man to tell Wild Pitch’s Stu Fine to listen to Finesse’s demo tape) having both played pivotal roles to the making of his formidable catalogue of punchline anthems that kept him in good stead into the foray into hip-hop.

    “To this day people don’t realise how vital and instrumental Premier was to me with making the Funky Technician because he actually sat in on sessions that wasn’t his productions,” said Finesse who went on to reminisce the first time Preemo laid a blunt on Finesse at a club for his very first smoke. “Me and Premier got stories, man. Premier was the first one I smoked a blunt with, how about that!”

    This is Large Professor and Lord Finesse in one room at one time with Rip Nicholson, putting real hip-hop back on the map for Ozhiphopshop and Matt Van Rooy Presents.

    Peep game before the Lord Finesse & Large Professor Ft DJ Boogie Blind Australian Tour rolls out this coming April. Don’t sleep on it.

    Lord Finesse & Large Professor Ft Boogie Blind Australian Tour

    Large Professor [LP] + Lord Finesse [LF]

    Large Pro, when you first started Main Source is it true you won a tryout with K-Cut and Sir Scratch? Was this like a job interview, what went down in that tryout?

    Large Pro: Nah it wasn’t a tryout. We were all at school together. It was just an after-school hobby thing. They had turntables, I had turntables. I was multi-faceted in that I DJed and I wrote my rhymes, so one thing led to another and I was going through their rest after school and started DJing and that was pretty much the base of it, you know. But it was no tryout, no. I think later on after I had departed from the group that’s when they had tryouts.

    Was Main Source simply a vehicle to get yourself out there as a name, a brand and showcase your talents or did you see this group being a fully fledged recording act for many more albums than you did?

    Large Pro: It was just a matter of, back then it was like dudes just wanted to make a record. We were already making tapes. That was the thing, like, anybody could make a tape. Once you felt like you was good enough. Like, my pause tape - the tape that I did rhyming over this beat was hot I think I’m ready for records now and after a while I said, ‘yo, I’m ready for records’. It was just that thing right there. For those times a lot of the artists at that time, I’m sure you could ask them the same question and I’m sure they’d give you the same answer like, you wanting to hear yourself on the radio and sticking your chest out like, yo, I’m that dude.

    Before Live at the BBQ you and Nas shared great chemistry from your first day recording down in Flushings, NY... You dropped a Chairman of the Boards loop and you both went in. Was there ever a thought for you to become a duo?

    Large Pro: Nah because at that time he was looking for me for tracks and I was just hungry to work with up-and-coming dudes that I thought was nice. Nas came along and he fit that mould where I thought, ‘yo, this dude is kinda nice’, so I kept giving him beats and it turned out that it’s a nice chemistry between us where people were liking that combination of LP and Nas but it was never a thought that, ‘yo, we should be a duo’ or anything.

    Main Source songs playing during Boyz N The Hood and White Men Can’t Jump. To me that’s pop culture right there. Do you feel like a creator of history?

    Large Pro: Absolutely, definitely. I’m very proud of those achievements. Like, Boyz N The Hood - I wanted that with my father and we would get to the part where the credits rolled and I would see my name on the credits and he was seein’ me like, ‘yo, I’m proud of you’, and so-forth and that to me, was golden and just in general to be able to boast those things It’s more than I asked for. All I wanted to do at the time was just make a record. And then, you know, a bunch of records and album later and all these accolades and movies, all of this it’s beautiful. It’s a great feeling.

    Lord Finesse, when you started did you actually sign with Ice-T’s Rhyme Syndicate Records?

    Lord Finesse: I mean, we can go back. My history is funny, you know. I actually started off with Ski Records before I was released then I went with Wild Pitch Records then after that Ice-T signed me to Rhyme Syndicate.

    When did Wild Pitch come into play and is that what brings you both together for this big tour?

    Lord Finesse: It plays a significant part on many levels. I think, when I was at Wild Pitch Records - I mean, I have to really take my hat off to and always pay respect to, rest in peace, Guru. Guru was the one who listened to my demo tape and the one who really told (Stuart) Fine ‘yo, you better sign this dude! This kid is dope’. Even though the President wasn’t sure, he was telling the President, ‘this is the dude, it’s worth it’. Then I think around The Seminar, 1989 Premier was just fresh up from Texas and he was in the crowd with Stu Fine when I was at the New Music Seminar in 1989 and right after that Premier was like, ‘yo, man I wanna work with him’. Funky Technician went into effect right after the seminar and sayin’ those two Premier was the one who put me on to Large Professor which came about during the time of the Positivity video. And that’s when I first met Treach and the whole Queens connect thing when they were performing and I think that’s when the night after Premier and I went to K-Cut’s and Sir Scratch’s Mum’s crib or wherever they was stayin’ and I got a white label tape of Main Source album.

    You got a lot of cred for the Funky Technician - how influential was that album for Preemo’s career?

    Lord Finesse: I think it was Gang Starr more than Funky Technician and I think to this day people don’t realise how vital and instrumental Premier was to me with making the Funky Technician because he actually sat in on sessions that wasn’t his productions. He wanted to make sure I got my rhymes right and he actually engineered and did a lot of things on an album that he didn’t really have to do. And, to this day I always thank him for that. He wanted to make sure that it came off right. And no matter how picky I was with the beats, no matter what. Me and Premier got stories, man. And he knows I love him to death because he was there in the studio and he was there outside of the studio. So he mentored me through a lot and I put one for Wikipedia and for the people Premier was the first one I smoked a blunt with, how about that?

    Nice! That almost trumps what you have created in the studio together, The first dude to hand you a blunt, you always remember that, right?

    Lord Finesse: We wasn’t even during a recording, we was at a club. We was drinking, I remember he was drinking a Jack and Coke and he was like, ‘yo, Finesse you wanna hit this?!’ He ain’t never seen me smoke before so he was shocked when I pulled, you know? ‘You really took a pull of this shit’, you know?

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    Do you think that Diggin’ In The Crates, if had you guys continued to record together, could have rivalled that of Wu-Tang Clan?

    Lord Finesse: I mean, I don’t look at like would we rival, I think we do rival the Wu-Tang Clan in so many different ways. Maybe not as successful from a plaque level or different from the way they did things to what we did but uh, but beside Wu-Tang, and I don’t say this to be cocky, but I do say it confidently, you can’t name another group that has as many established producers and rappers in one group. Wu-Tang got the rappers and it was RZA as a the head producer and if you break it down with us, you know, we got classic albums maybe although maybe not as well-accomplished as theirs were as far as attention-wise but they all classics if you mention Funky Technician, Runaway Slave, Word... Life, Lifestyles of Da Poor & Dangerous, I don’t even wanna keep going through the list...

    Large Pro: Stunts Blunts and Hip-Hop,

    Lord Finesse: Word! I’m buggin’ out. So, when you look at it from an artist’s standpoint we was all different just like Wu-Tang is different. Now when you look at it from a production standpoint if you take me, Buckwild, Show and Diamond and you take all out credits for production and you add up all the plaques and everything, you know, that’s a whole other level of the game that’s different from theirs that might even be one-up on theirs, you know? So whenever I think of Diggin’ In The Crates I definitely compare them to Wu-Tang ‘cause they’re a group that I definitely love and respect and they know that and they remember when I bump into RZA with the love I show for him - it’s just there. And at one point they went through the same struggles that we went through as a group.

    They were out here last week and they tore the roof off the whole country, man. People are still salivating for round two so you guys might be just in time to bring that same energy with that real hip-hop. There is still a strong contingent down here who still lust for that old school hip hop.

    Lord Finesse: I tell people, I had said earlier that you have to support it if you want, this stuff just ain’t gonna keep occurring because you’re thinking of it. It has to be supported to where if you go to the shows to support real hip-hop it gives promoters something to look at and think start promoting more hip-hop shows. When acts come in people have the attitude of ‘I’ll catch the next act’, and then when it really starts to trickle down and turns into an open faucet then it’s like, ‘we don’t get no real hip-hop’ and ‘they don’t come down under’ and then when you finally get acts to come down and you don’t support, how long you think that’s gonna last?

    This is true, you guys have gotta eat, right?

    Lord Finesse: To me it’s not just about eating it’s the whole culture of it all, man. If people could do shows over the world and they know it’s lucrative where they can do a good style of music, don’t about pop, don’t worry about trap just do very good music - hip-hop-wise and it’s a good demographics for it there then it gives people inspiration and motivation that they can do real hip-hop and still economically be OK from a hip-hop standpoint to go out and perform straight, basic hip-hop.

    When each of you do big tours internationally, do you feel as if you’re giving an education on your part in hip hop’s history?

    Large Pro: Well we definitely show how it’s supposed to be done. If you want to equate that to us giving an education.

    Large Professor Australian Tour

    Lord Finesse: I think it’s the education part or more so, you’re not gonna catch us rhymin’ over no vocals. We’re gonna keep it a thousand, you know? From a real hip-hop sandpoint, so you know it ain’t gonna be a hundred people up on stage singin’ our rhymes. It’s mainly just gonna be us, it’s gonna be the foundation and the go-to albums and perform album cuts like we did ‘em yesterday. I take my catalogue very serious and I know Pete takes his catalogue very serious. When you think of the Breaking Atoms album I think of Funky Technician, I think of Mad Scientist and I Just Wanna Chill, and Fakin’ The Funk. Those records just bring chills when they come on and the dude jumps on there sounding like the record. I think it’s gonna be a combination and a collage of all that and just having fun and playing rare stuff you rarely get to hear and then you got the brother Boogie Blind from the X-ecutioners making sure everything is in-tune with the groove. So, I think it’s going to be something very special and I think the more we get the more energy we’re gonna give y’all.

    The RZA said the same thing, ‘the energy you give us we’re gonna give right back’ for last week’s Wu-Tang concert.

    Lord Finesse: I wasn’t even there so that shit’s telling you it’s a very important blueprint of us golden era artists that when we go up there and perform and we’re giving you that energy through those classics - when we’re seein’ and feelin’ that energy back from the applause or y’all singin’ the vocals along with us it just makes us go even harder.

    Words by Rip Nicholson

    Lord Finesse Large Professor Australian Tour 2016 Ft DJ Bogie Blind

    Matt Van Rooy Presents!

    Lord Finesse & Large Professor Ft DJ Boogie Blind Australian Tour.

    Wednesday, 13 April 2016 – Amplifier – Perth 18+
    Thursday, 14 April 2016 - Factory Theatre – Sydney 18+
    Friday, 15 April 2016 - Brown Alley – Melbourne 18+
    Saturday, 16 April 2016 - Fowlers Live – Adelaide 18+

    Go to www.mattvanrooy.com for tickets.

     
  • Ciecmate Announces 'Yang' Ep Wax Melbourne Launch

    Ciecmate Yang Ep

    Ciecmate has just announced that he will be doing a massive Yang Ep album launch on March 27 at Grumpy's. This massive show will be featuring performances by Ciecmate, Bigfoot, Damian Ilic & Strike One, Mic Math & DJ Paypercutts.

    This event is free entry, so everyone can come down and enjoy a great night of Melbourne hip hop.

     
  • Bitter Belief Announces 'Horizon Haze' Album Launch/Party

    Bitter Belief Horizon Haze

    Bitter Belief is returning from a 2 and a half year hiatus with new release Horizon Haze and doing things differently.  Horizon Haze will be released on the night of the show and free to anybody who buys a ticket and walks through the door.

    Awesome line up, New venue, A live show (new set) and copy of 'Horizon Haze' for only $20 a ticket!

    Its very possible it could sellout as there are only 200 tickets available online so follow the link, don't miss out and get yours now!

    BUY TICKETS HERE!

    Bitter Belief - Horizon Haze ALbum Launch

     
  • Vents Announces Adelaide Show

    Vents Live In Adelaide

    VENTS live at HQ (18+)

    The Lesson and Golden Era Records are proud to present Vents live at HQ on Thursday 24th March (Easter Thursday), licenced until 2am. Supporting Vents is Purpose, Claz, Quillmore and DJ's Sanchez + Lotek (UZN).

    VENTS

    Since releasing ‘Hard to Kill’ in 2007, a loyal following eagerly anticipated his next release. An extended hiatus didn’t tarnish Vents’ standing with hip hop fans; in fact it fed the anticipation. ‘Marked for Death’ served as the big brother to his debut release, with a more mature, introspective, sometimes cynical but always honest view of the world, that is both unique and entirely relatable.

    In 2011 ‘MARKED FOR DEATH’ proved to be the follow up everyone was waiting for. The lead single ‘HISTORY OF THE WORLD’ was a scathing review of corporate greed. The follow up single ‘ROLLIN BALLS’ was an underground hit and the accompanying video has over 385,000 views on YouTube.

    Vents is currently working on his 3rd album which will see the light of day very soon.

    PURPOSE

    The restless mind behind the ‘If the City Had A Voice’ mixtape series, Purpose defied the odds in 2013 by landing on the ARIA Album Charts for his debut 'Where It Starts’, topping the MGM distribution chart before it’s release – all without a record deal. This album delivered his biggest hit both as a performer & as a producer, a top 10 highest played song on national radio rotation. This allowed him to embark on a 40-date tour, further solidifying his following.

    Although a celebrated song-writer, producer & performer, Purpose continues to represent Australia at the biggest landmark international emceeing battles in the world (OZ, USA, Canada & UK). With a chest full of medals and a hard-drive full of new music, he is looking forward to his biggest year yet in 2016 which will see the release of his second album “Make Yourself At Home”.

    CLAZ

    Claz has steadily been releasing music since 2010, released in 2012 the excellent ‘Living in the Meantime EP’. Claz has supported Briggs, Mata & Must, Remi & Hau, Maundz, Oddisee and has most recently released the mixtape '7th Floor Blues' on February 29th, celebrating the balance between space and time and is available now at -http://claz.bandcamp.com/.

    QUILLMORE

    Quillmore are an up and coming Adelaide Hip Hop group consisting of two emcees, Gilly n Chocka-Block with DJ Luter back them up on the 1’s & 2’s creating original Hip Hop with a nostalgic Golden Era boom bap vibe. Quillmore have supported Anecdote, La Coka Nostra, Mobb Deep, Onyx and have released their Demo with their single ‘G-Down’ and accompanying film clip.

    DJ Sanchez + Lotek1200 are the resident DJ’s on The Lesson on Fresh 927. Catch them every Tuesday night from 10pm – Midnight on Fresh 927 dropping a mixture of brand new, classic and rare golden era hip hop jems along with interview’s and performances with a who’s who of International and Australian hip hop artists.

    Vents Adelaide Flyer

    Vents at HQ Tickets available now.

     
  • Gig Review! Exit Strategy - Seventh Dimension Brisbane Album Launch

    Gig Review! Exit Strategy - Seventh Dimension Brisbane Album Launch

     

    Gig Review! Exit Strategy - Seventh Dimension Brisbane Album Launch

     

    Down in South Brisbane’s Milk Factory at the VCclothing.com and Ozhiphopshop.com Presents the Exit Strategy Album Launch, Bris Vegas’ hip hop truest swarm a small corner milk bar tonight for Seventh Dimension.

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    Hosted by VC’s own Biotic with Pauly B working the wheels, Northside’s MCs Truth and Direct from Grime Connoisseurs deliver just as it says on the label in round one of tonight’s shoot- out. Nuggy Gee guests on For The Raw Remix and as usual his vocals play boss across the mic, owning it again not long after winning full attention of a hundred deep, head-nodding to stand-out Day 2 Day Thing before hosting an impromptu freestyle sesh before Rezadent, the vet MC takes back a tight grip of the reigns spitting out a catalogue as far back as The Way Of The Intercepting Fist E​P with beat work provided by Sammsonite and Crate Creeps alongside a swag of new readies with cohort and producer, femcee Meek Starkiller to a half-filled room.

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    Drink, smoke one and return to the sweatbox for Exit Strategy to headline the night, the ill few’s MCs Elaborate and Audacity with producer Insideus peel off the duration of Seventh Dimension in unrelenting shots ringing out for the longest set they’ve accomplished yet. DwizofOz makes a grand appearance, fresh off a support role for Kerser at Eaton Hills, representing 469, to unload his verse on Web Of Lies showing no half measures when he’s on the job. As Exit Strategy wraps up before midnight, the highlight rode out when Brisbane’s own Nate Dogg in Irrelevant joined the crew on stage to belt out the hook on Strategy – the lingering note that sings into Sunday morning. While the bar was slow and moody at best, the venue once again proved worthy for a raucous show-out of boom-bap.

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    Pics – Gerard Ahrens

    Words – RIP NICHOLSON

     
  • Gig News! 4Elements All Ages HipHop Festival

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    4Elements All Ages HipHop Festival

     

    Hosted by IZZY & YASMINE LEWIS w/ special guests K-SERA & THE DIRTY DOZEN (THE EDGE 96.1FM)

    After a highly successful year of festivals and programs throughout 2015, we are returning for the second annual
    4Elements All Age Hip Hop Festival on Saturday 19th March 2016.

    The festival will include:
    - performances
    - live arts and graffiti wall
    - music resource room
    - industry panels
    - open mic
    - freestyle dance ops
    - food
    - activities
    - loads more!!!

    Oh yeah... and it's FREE!!! Yes... FREE!

    Fun filled day - all welcome - suitable for families

    Line up includes: Rapaport, Mirrah + Band, Brothablack, Izzy & DJ Maniak, Sub & Creep, Mumbles, 316, Mz Sammy G, LC Beats, Tu P + more!! There is also a full program of DJs, graffiti artists and dancers

    Complete line up is being released this week!

    4Elements Music Project (4EMP) utilizes hip hop and music culture to assist young people in breaking down barriers, connect with their local community and encourage positive self-image, skills development, unity and respect for self and others.

     
  • 'No Contest' Is The Brand New Music Video From Nix(Canberra) And Pat Pysfa(Gold Coast)

    Nix & Pat Psyfa No Contest Music Video

    'No Contest' Is The Brand New Music Video From Nix(Canberra) And Pat Pysfa(Gold Coast)

     

    'No Contest' is the brand new music video from Nix(Canberra) & Pat Pysfa(Gold Coast), taken from the upcoming EP titled Venture Capital which is produced entirely by P.R (Sydney). The EP features cover art by Jim Mahfood, and guest appearances from Fashawn, Oddisee, Olivier Daysoul and more.

    Check out the brand new music video 'No Contest' below.

     

    Venture Capital is due to be released on 13 March 2016.

     
  • Madchild Announces Rescheduled Australian Tour Dates

    Madchild Australian Tour

    After last minute visa issues forced the delay of his debut solo headline tour in late 2015, Canadian rap veteran Madchild has delighted fans today, announcing the rescheduled dates for April/May.

    Off the back of his new album 'Silver Tongue Devil’, the Canadian rapper will be hitting the nation’s capitals to showcase new music along with his well known crowd favourites. Madchild’s new album 'Silver Tongue Devil'  boasts a slew of features including Ceekay Jones and Demrick who is better known for his project ’Serial Killers’ alongside Xzibit and B-Real of Cypress Hill. 

    No stranger to Australian fans, Madchild hit Australian shores back in 2014 with his mainstay crew ‘Swollen Members’, playing to packed out crowds on the sold out tour. 

    Madchild hails from the golden era of hip-hop - having been inducted into the Rock Steady Crew with his band Swollen Members in 1996 alongside Dilated Peoples. It all attests to his powerful collaborations with industry heavyweights Jurassic 5, Talib Kweli, Nelly Furtardo and Insane Clown Posse to name a few. A career like this hints that fans can only expect the best when he hits our shores with classic tracks such as Prefontaine and The Jackel, the latter of which was shot in Sydney.

    Supporting Madchild nationally will be Adelaide MC Mastacraft, who is debuting the single Elephant Man featuring Madchild. After gaining worldwide notoriety via global media outlets TMZ and World Star Hip Hop as ‘the Australian promoter Xzibit threw a chair at’, Mastacraft looks forward to bringing retribution and his own unique style to the stage.

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