Monthly Archives: November 2016

  • Debut Video: Brisbane Rapper Helen Earth Has Just Dropped Her Debut Clip 'Ginnie Tonic'

    Helen Earth - Ginnie Tonic

    Brisbane based rapper Helen Earth formerly known as Iunno, has just released her debut film clip titled 'Ginnie Tonic' and it was worth the wait. Helen is a brilliant rapper and has been practising her craft for some time now and has shown it by  killing this track. The beat is made by Dj Rawwk with cuts by Dj Phil Logic and Ciecmate on mixing and mastering duties.

    Check out the brand new clip Helen Earth - 'Ginnie Tonic' below!

     

    Suss more of her stuff via the link below!

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  • Product News: Subliminal & Dienamix - Shadow Authors (Free Download)

    Subliminal & Dienamix - Shadow Authors (Free Download)

    We have just added a brand new mixtape Shadow Authors up in our free download section. This one comes from South Australian rappers Subliminal & Dienamix who over a 4 year period, worked tirelessly on 18 tracks and 72 minutes of blood, sweat and emotion for your listening pleasure.

    Download Subliminal & Dienamix - Shadow Authors for free here!

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  • Sinks - Eyes Wide ft Dj 2Buck

    Sinks - Eyes Wide Feat. DJ 2Buck

    Brand new track and clip from Melbourne emcee Sinks. It seems Sinks is one of the most slept-on artists in Australia, (although I don't possess any of his music) everything I have heard from him has been on point in all regards (lyrics, flow, tone, production) and this is no exception.

    This clip is taken from Sink's sophomore album Cold Fury entirely produced by Oath. If the rest of the production is as fresh as this single then the album is set to be lit.

    Sinks goes in on this track, effortlessly stringing hypnotic multi-syllable flows and ornate wordplay over a heavily influenced 90's sounding instrumental. His lyrics are self-reflective, portraying the obvious struggle of being a hungry artist and living in a harsh world full of "ugly truths." His tone sits on beat the whole way, in tune with the beat, melodic and Australian to the core.

    Dj 2Buck's cuts are in perfect synchronicity of the track "keep your eyes wide, open analyse," such tasteful choices in samples to cut, and rhythmic all in the right spots to hold the chorus down and create the counter-part which glues the verses together..

    The clip is shot by Must Volkoff and edited by Sinks, shot in rugged suburban landscapes and in grey scale. The clever production of the clip helps enhance the sombre, thoughtful mood of the track. Decorated further by the mix and master, it helps bring the sonic qualities together to put the icing on the cake.

     

    Keep up to date with Sinks via the links below.

    Sinks Facebook

    Sinks Bandcamp

    Sinks YouTube

    Vinyl pre orders: 17/11/2016

    Official release: 24/11/2016

     

    Words by Lani Milbus.

     
  • Bizzy Bone & Children of Bone Thugs N Harmony Australian Tour 2017

    Bizzy Bone

    BIZZY BONE & CHILDREN OF BONE THUGS N HARMONY (BLOODLINE HARMONY) AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2017

    For the first ever world tour, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony’s own Bizzy Bone will tour Australia introducing the Children of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony AKA Bloodline Harmony. Bizzy Bone first ever world tour introducing the children of Bone Thugs n Harmony aka Bloodline Harmony will be touring with Bizzy Bone in this historical event. Australia will play host to several shows.

    In 1996, straight outta Ruthless Records and signed by Eazy-E, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony dropped their highest-selling single Tha Crossroads which became instantly the hottest hip-hop single of the 1990s, awarding them a Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group and taking out the number one spot on triple j’s Hottest 100. Twenty years later, the five sons of Cleveland, Ohio have sold over 50 million albums worldwide. After several breakups and reunions, arguably the rap super group’s most popular member, Bizzy Bone, will be doing a series of exclusive shows Across Australia introducing the "Children of Bone Thugs n Harmony" aka Bloodline Harmony as special guests.

    Bloodline Harmony brings forth the Bone Thugs Next Generation movement. The ambitious Rap/Hip Hop artists are set to build their own history in the international rap game as well further the legacy of Bone Thugs, continuing the "Legendary Eternal Torch" of mid-west harmonised gangsta rap perfected by their family members in across the industry. Born and bred from the cities of Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio, much like the members of Bone-Thugs-n-Harmony before them. Originally called Bloodline S.T.I.G (So Throwed In The Game), they are comprised of Young Bone and Lil Bizzy, sons of original Bone Thug member Bizzy Bone, and his nephews Goldee, Young Cleve, and So Throwed. Celebrating their new single The Good Life (featuring Aaron ‘D-Boyy’ Dissell) the group will join Bizzy Bone on the world tour, including Australia this coming January.

    This is an 18+ event.

    Below cities on sale now - more cities TBA in coming weeks.

    NEWCASTLE 13th JAN - SMALL BALLROOM (OZTIX)

    SYDNEY 14th JAN - IMPERIAL HOTEL  (OZTIX)

    WOLLONGONG 15th JAN - THE GRAND HOTEL  (OZTIX)

    BRISBANE 21st JAN - MAX WATTS  (OZTIX)

    MELBOURNE 22nd JAN - BROWN ALLEY (TICKETMASTER)

    Tickets on sale now at www.oztix.com.au & www.ticketmaster.com.au

     
  • Melbourne Rapper Dos Boy Releases Brand New E.P 'Off The Rip'

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    Young Melbourne rapper Dos Boy has just released his first E.P Off The Rip under newly established label Amped Up Records. The brand new e.p has a heavy trap influence with regards to the overall vibe of the release with production from Joe South, Hamley and HFNR.

    You can catch Dos Boy this weekend playing at The Penny Black.

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    Check out the new release below!

     
  • The Doppelgangaz Australian Tour Interview!

    The Doppelgangaz

    The Doppgangaz could be considered two of New York’s most underrated and hardest-working double threats in hip-hop. But really, they would most probably shrug off such an accolade.

    With this MC and producer pairing of EP and Matter Ov Fact there’s an air of kicked-back ease they bring to The Doppelgangaz style which seems a black cloak well-fitted to their infectious character. With a supposed cloaked-up vagrant lifestyle, they make conjuring up some of the most soul-searched and jazzed-soaked sampology in hip-hop to complement their antic-themed raps seem a lot more than supporting a depraved lifestyle of frequenting brothels, dollar-bin vinyl diving and getting their drank on. But, this is half their charm and formula to their apparent chemistry. Testament to this, with a reach of fans spread across the sphere, their vagrant life finds them jetsetting down for an Australian tour this coming week.

    For the duo out of Orange County, New York, who don’t know anybody outside of their immediate circle, they’ve made it happen with a strong Do-It-Yourself work ethic across a killer discography. Over five studio albums, four mixtapes and as many EPs, which includes the widely-acclaimed HARK! (2013) and Peace Kehd (2014) LPs, they’ve shared verse drops with just enough guests with which to puff-puff-pass a skinny joint, which includes their manager and a few close homies, (Brothels Series 3 and 3.5 with Thonio, PartyManThanks and Scooby). With all production being broke in, beat out and cooked up in-house, repurposed dusty-ass vinyls are brought back to life with a jolt of hardened East coast sampling. Plated and served together with a steaming side of bars from EP, it makes anything The Doppelgangaz have got bubbling on the stove a hot mess.

    Pen it, the vandals are demented /
    And for the last time, no the candle’s not scented.
    Panhandle, cause scandal up in the senate /
    Known to quote a rhyme, but he rambled when he read it...

    Ozhiphopshop got the chefs out of the kitchen and on the hook, where we cut the crap on that cloak-life mystique and dive back into the dollar-bins that bring them so much dope-ass beat work on record. We discuss their DIY work, done not by design but because they don’t know anybody, the current state of hip-hop and the effect the internet has had on the culture and lastly, coming to Australia and “cramming” flight attendants on their way over. This is some cards-on-the-table, open-book, out-in-the-open interview that only OHHS knows how to present. What that vagrant life like, kehd?

    RIP NICHOLSON for OHHS with EP & Matter Ov Fact from THE DOPPELGANGAZ

    RIP: What’s going on guys? How are we?

    EP: What’s happenin’ man. We’re good, we’re chillin.

    MOF: How you been man?

    Good! Do you enjoy these media jobs? Having to answer the same shit from guys like me?

    EP: Nah man, we’re chillin’.

    MOF: It’s awful. This is the worst part of the gig, you know? 

    Look, I would think so, man. You can be real.

    EP: Nah no lie. This is never a bother to us,

    MOF: We’re chillin’. We’re about to go to Australia! We’re hyped, very excited!

    What’s that black cloak life like, it’s got you two jetting to Australia for a couple shows. Can’t be all that bad?

    EP: Can’t be that bad, right?

    MOF: It ain’t too bad (in a New York Italian mobster accent).

    EP: We’re just speaking it into existence. We’re talking about something it happens. So, next day we’re gonna start talking about money.

    You both came from a bigger group, was there a plan from the outset on what you wanted to achieve as pair, where you wanted this to go, or even if there was a thought to anything further than let’s just make some music and maybe an album?

    MOF: Nah we always knew as little kids we wanted to go all-in. I think it’s just as you get older it’s kinda hard to figure out when and how. But the time came when it was just like, ‘yo, the time is now!’ We’re just gonna figure out as we go on, so let’s just do it. Because I think as time goes on you just understand you are put here for a reason. We figured we were meant to get it poppin’ so let’s just take a shot at it.

    Let’s rewind a lil’ to your older albums - Lone Sharks - devoid of any features. Was this a case of no-one knew who you were to jump on board or you wanted a solid project to show you two could stand alone?

    EP: Still nobody knows who we are. That’s pretty much the case.

    MOF: Still the same, nuttin’ has changed. Starting out we didn’t know anybody in the music industry whatsoever. So anybody we met was just us goin’ out and literally runnin’ into people and buildin’ relationships. But, we didn’t know anyone in the game at all. Especially at that time period, so it was just us two making stuff, you know? If we knew some heavy-hitters they’d be some on there, that’s definitely for sure.

    Well that DIY throughout has been a noticeable staple through your catalogue. I was going to ask if that was by design, but you’ve answered that. So, if Alchemist or Ski Beats rocks up are you giving up the boards to these beatheads?

    EP: Yo, if somebody better comes along we droppin’ everything. Someone dope comes along they producing for us, if a writer comes along, they writin’ for us. If a performer comes along then we’ll just do like the music video aspects, we’ll let them lay down the vocals.

    MOF: They just put the cloak on, with the same build - one white guy, one black guy.

    Get the fuck outta here, now I know you’re talking shit!

    MOF: We just started out doing everything by necessity, we didn’t know anybody. But to answer your question, we’re definitely down. We love Alchemist so we’re definitely down to work with other people, you know? It’s just that, thus far, we haven’t really come into contact with too many other people. But DIY-wise, I definitely think it helps to be self-sufficient in this game because anything can happen. People who you mess with cannot mess with you, label situation could fall through, so it’s always good to know how to put  two and two together by ya damn self just in case.

    EP: You never wanna get in a situation where you need such-and-such in order to do such-and-such.

    Now on Beats For Brothels Vol 3 & 3.5 the guests start jumpin’ off with the likes of Thonio / PartyManThanks / Scooby. What brought this about and what was it like sharing the booth with some outsiders?

    EP: These are our friends, these are people that we’ve known for years. Scoob, he manages us and he was just there. Thonio we’ve known for about ten-plus years now and we just think he’s a talented individual. He can rap, sing - he’s just really talented. The time was right that we had some stuff that we would fit on, so he was all over that album - he can sing better than us. So it’s a case of, like you said, falling back on somebody who’s got the skills to do it. ANd, PartyMan is just another talented producer and he’s our friend too, so it just makes sense for those situations.

    On the latest album, production is tight like prom night though!

    Hahahaha - Heeey!

    Them samples you let ride out on Nexium - they’re on some next level shit! [You’ve Got to Learn (Il Faut Savior) by Charles Aznavour (1974)]

    Beautiful, man! Glad you like it!

    My question is, who does that anymore? Seems like new kids haven’t got the patience to appreciate a nice vinyl tune.

    MOF: For us, we just like cool shit. We come across it and if it sounds good. We come across a lot of stuff that does nothin’ for us and we don’t see anything in, so when we come across some cool shit, we just try to manipulate it, fuck with it and use it to our advantage, you know? So, but a lot of it is luck of the draw and unplanned. It’s almost like the cards falling in our favour at times because you just happen to find some cool shit in a dollar bin or somebody’s grandma is gettin’ rid of some shit or whatever you never know man, so we just try to keep our ears and eyes open and always listenin’ to shit and seein’ what tickles the fancy and we see how we could fuck with it, you know?

    EP: A lot of it is just luck man, we could have easily not come across some of this shit, so I’m just glad we did.

    I imagine that’s half the sweat put into a record?

    EP: Yeah, luckily for us, if we didn’t get another record tomorrow, we’d still be making music, you know? But that’s something that we enjoy and I think that when it comes to production we like to attack from all angles whether sampling or playing some shit out or thinking of some shit so we like to combine all aspects and we have so many ways of arriving at the final product but sometimes something just sticks out and we’re like, ‘yo, we gotta use this!’

    Speaking of that process and the final product - most artists go into a full-length LP with a more careful approach to work than say a mixtape where they fuck around over any given beat they see fit and experiment, you know freestyle, ad-lib. What do you guys do for your Brothel series that you wouldn’t attempt on a studio LP like Peace Kehd or HARK! Where is the major difference in how you construct each?

    EP: The series, initially, was so we could showcase other beats. Because we wanted to make sure that people knew that we were producing, we’re not just rappers, we handle our production as well. So, at first it was kinda like a means to showcase that and also be like a talking point to mention it and just have another opportunity to work with other artists or get placements or you know,and  advertise in film whatever. So that’s what it initially started out as. Then it kind of became an outlet for anything creative that we wanted to do in the moment and maybe it’s more a spur of the moment feels. Like, sometimes on the album you make a real concentrated effort to keep to a theme or a sound and the Series just kinda gave us a chance to just do what we wanted. So, it’s just another good outlet for us. I dunno if we do anything necessarily different but sometimes our approach is a little more loose but it’s kinda hard for us to make music any other way than how we typically make it, so I don’t think it’s too much difference but it’s just another good outlet for us to be creative.

    Can you guys do me a favour and say the name of your album, Peace Kehd?

    Haha oh yea, Peace Keehd, but you can say ‘kid’, it’s all good.

    I wasn’t sure whether it’s some New York shit I didn’t have the accent for, you know?

    Haha course you do. It’s like, when you talk to someone around here they’re like, ‘what up keehd’

    OK, what up keehd, haha. So speaking of Peace Kehd, I’ve got a question for you guys and I want you to put your hand on the bible on this shit. Have you motherfuckers ever actually robbed a Hess gas station?

    Of course!

    Get the fuck outta here.

    Not at gun point but we took some candy haha.

    Oh shit, then we’re all some criminals in here then! It just popped out to me in the lyrics to Holla x2 - apart from where your homeboy describes the female.

    And we got your local Hess robbed /
    Cashier looking like she work a desk job.
    Natural looking like she got a breast job /
    Shorty had the shaved nape with the fresh bob.

    Brilliant. Fucking brilliant.

    EP: It sounds beautiful hearing it back.

    So, off topic now, I checked out the BET Hip Hop Awards couple weeks back... Do you guys watch it?

    EP: Yeah we try to catch it online or wherever.

    I mainly do it for the cyphers, but even they’re fabricated as fuck. My point being, seeing the acts they had perform, Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, Dae Dae, Desiigner... Desiigner, man what the fuck is he saying? Can you understand him?

    EP: We’re just fans of music, man. We just love music. But yea, we feel like music is back to being diverse again. Everybody’s doing their own thing and where you’re from doesn’t necessarily dictate your sound anymore and it’s just cool to see where it goes every year. Every year something new’s coming out and somebody’s doing something that’s breakthrough and someone else is doing somethin’ different and you hear somebody you think you know exactly where they’re from and you find out their story and it’s totally different. So it’s in a cool and interesting place.

    MOF: I’m waitin’ for that big, Australian act to infiltrate the US market, to take over. Anything’s possible, man..

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    That’s the life of the internet, though. It’s like you said, you can listen to someone and not know where they’re from because so many styles are influenced from the internet it gets harder to pinpoint a geographical sound to hip-hop.

    EP: I guess it’s what you gravitate towards, naturally.

    MOF: Word!

    If you two had to make new rap names starting with ‘Lil’, what are you going with?

    MOF: I might keep it basic and go with Lil Matty, you know? M-A-T-T-Y. E is easy ‘cause he is little in real life. It works perfectly.

    EP: Yeah, I just go with Lil’ E

    Four shows starting early November from Sydney to Perth. What’s the plan? Before you pack a suitcase, what is the must-do when you come down here?

    MOF: Our time is very limited, we got a lot of back-to-back shows. So, our goal is to cram... You know, we’re not trying to sleep at all. Our goal is to just cram as much we can in the short period of time that we’re there. That’s the goal. No sleep, I wanna see as much as we can, I wanna eat as much as we can and cram as many women as we can. We wanna come back, absolutely shot! Then sleep for like, two weeks straight.

    Well if you cram women the way you say you’re gonna do you’re gonna need that much sleep, right?

    EP: Hahaha.

    So Matty Van Rooy hasn’t got anything planned on an itinerary, hold a koala, kiss a kangaroo?

    EP: We’d love to, I just don’t think it’s gonna happen.

    MOF: This is our first time down so next time maybe, we can come down and experience a lot more of every city. We’ve made moves in the past where it’s short. We landed in, um, Greece for a show in Athens and we had no time to do anything. We just crammed as much as we could and saw as much as we could. So we’re not strangers to it so I think we’ll be able to make it happen.

    Just cram less woman, you’ll be fine.

    EP: Yeeah, that’s hard to give up though! They attack us! We be mindin’ our own business.

    Oh it ain’t your fault, huh?

    EP: Right!

    Long fucking flight to get here. What do you do for 20 plus hours in the clouds?

    MOF: We just hope that they got a good movie list.

    EP: Yeah!

    MOF: Good movie list and some beautiful flight attendants.

    You’re going to cram some fucking flight attendants now? Geez.

    EP: You know what’s funny man. I was watching, like, a murder doco and they were talking about a couple who died while hittin’ turbulence while they were taking part in the act to be a part of the Mile High club. The stewardess they had on the show said it’s not, like, illegal to have sex in the air. If they see two people go in the bathroom it’s like, no problem I didn’t realise that. I thought it was legal

    I woulda thought you’d hit max occupancy in a toilet or something.

    EP: For some reason, the way she broke it down, she said they can’t stop it. There’s no consequence for it. So I’m definitely gonna be up in that.

    Well boys, I hope you get some.

    EP: We hope so, too!

    I appreciate your time, have a safe trip. All the best for your shows when you get down here.

    EP:Nah we appreciate it, man!

    MOF: Thank you!

    Catch The Doppelgangaz live this week on their Australian tour.

    Tickets available now at www.mattvanrooy.com

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  • Gig News: Skrub - 'Skinned Alive' L.P Launch Ft. Syntax Junkies + More!

    Skrub - 'Skinned Alive' L.P Launch Ft. Syntax Junkies + More

    When was the last gig you went to that involved no promotion teams, charged $5 entry, and had a line up you honestly just can not fuck with? Your from Brisbane, probably never...

    You might of already heard - 'SKINNED ALIVE' L.P when it was dropped on Halloween, but if you didn't, you can listen online here:
    https://skrub1.bandcamp.com/album/skinned-alive-l-p

    Skrub was recently imported from inland NSW (Muswellbrook) to the city of Brisbane.... In the last 6 weeks, the Syntax Junkies ft. Skrub have supported: Method Man & Redman, Rates, Fortay At Large, Ruckus Poetry Slam @ New Globe Theatre (which actually went off, seriously, we have videos), Butter Beats (Valley Fiesta) and the Wrong End of the Valley Festival. Skrub also performed at Infest the Nation #6 (4ZZZ fundraiser event) @ The Bearded Lady which was was a packed Sunday show featuring Syntax, Webb Shells, and The Loose Screws.

    G UP BRISBANE, SKRUB is launching his new album with a bang.
    FEATURING:

    Syntax Junkies
    JOHHNY LOVE
    Grime Connoisseurs
    The Loose Screws
    Proto
    Mascon Echoes
    (more announcements to be made)
    18+

    P.S. Because Skrub is such a fucking sick knt hes going to take the entry fee (which is fkn $5) off the price of the album (which is fkn $20).... G UP!!!!!

     
  • Brand New Single And Interview From Melbourne Rapper Eloquor!

    Eloquor Working-Class Australian Hip Hop, Ozhiphop

    Dedicated to the everyday working class battlers, ‘Working Class’ is his first single off Eloquor’s latest LP, celebrating his tenth anniversary in Australian hip-hop.

    ‘Working Class’ finds the Melbourne-based hip-hop powerhouse teaming up with ARIA award winning producer Cam Bluff for an up-tempo stadium anthemic belter. Where Jimmy Barnes left off with his 1985 ‘Working Class Man’ classic ballad, Eloquor readdresses the issues still kicking our arses 31 years on. From the lips of one of Burn City’s most realest emcees, the venomous bars scar deep for most of us on this joint.

    Let’s dissect these fat cats/ who swerve weave and slip tax,

    and earn more than ten men/ but work less than one man.

    Written during his lunch breaks in and around Melbourne’s Balaclava, St Kilda and Prahran suburbs, Eloquor spoke about what his major influence was to write the track, wanting to create a track that speaks to the majority of Australia’s hard-working nation, those he regards as being in the same boat as him grinding away at a paycheck.

    “I feel proud of the hard work I do and I wanted other people in my situation to be proud of the energy they put into paying the bills and keeping their head above water.”

    Check out the brand new single 'Working Class' and interview from Eloquor below.

    Eloquor Interview.

    Eloquor, what’s good? You’re a working class man, as your new track suggests, what has this interview caught you in the middle of, today?

    Well its Friday night, kids are in bed, the Missus is asleep and I'm having a glass of Shiraz and some Cadbury Dairy Milk. A possum is outside my window making some racket.

    Working Class- a highly relatable, new joint. It’s reverberating off the walls in the office of OHHS since we were privileged to have had a sneaky at it through the speakers. Can you briefly run down the song, the process you went through to come up with the theme of it and what it represents? 

    I'm sometimes jealous of rich folk. The peeps with nice rides and pads and high incomes. It shits me that I have to bust my nuts just to get by while others have it way easier. I guess I just wanted to write a track for people in my situation to feel proud of being a hard working Australian.

    Has this any relation to a hip-hop take on Cold Chisel’s classic Australian ballad?

    It does thematically, and I do love a bit of Chisel but I based it around my own experience and the experience of my close mates.

    Previously, you’ve worked with staple beatmakers Jase, Doc Felix through your catalogue. What made you change up to getting Cam Bluff on board for this? 

    Jase and Doc make dope beats. They are true legends and deserve mad respect. I do like to mix it up though and see what other local producers are up to. I heard one of Cam Bluff's beat reels and just had to buy a few. Cam has lots of change ups and bridges in his production which are quite challenging and fun to write to. Plain and simply Cam Bluff makes Boss beats.

    Did he have the right beat that fit or did he craft something that suited your idea?

    Yeah he sent me about 40 beats and there were three in there that I just had to buy. He is a genius. So damn fresh.

    Album release next year will mark 10 years in Australian hip-hop for you. What does that mean to you, hitting such a milestone?

    I'm proud of myself brother. I remember starting this rap game with the goal of being a well respected MC and smashing shows around the country. I can happily say that I've achieved what I set out to do. That's not to say that I haven't concocted some new goals though. There's plenty more to come!

    Melbourne Hip Hop Artist Eloquor Interview

    What would you say has been the most noticeable growth factor in the maturity of your records dating back to 2007? Both lyrically and production-wise.

    Lyrically I'm not afraid to have a bit more fun with it. I like exploring concepts and fantasy a lot more now. I guess I used to write more about hope, dedication and persistence. My tracks were a bit preachy and righteous where now I'm more about ideas and stories. I've also produced one of my own tracks on this new album which is a nice achievement. 

    From the single Working Class to the title of your next album, Lunch - the concept seems to wrap around the 9 to 5. Does the rest of the album speak to the same shared struggle?

    I've got tracks about temptation, women, ego, God, happiness, and troubled youth. Topic-wise its quite broad. I wrote most of the album during my lunch breaks at work, so the album is a collection of my thoughts during lunch.

    That working man’s livelihood is possibly the most common thread this concept has with your fans, what do you hope listeners take away from this album?

    I just don't want people to feel alone in the struggle. I want others to know that I often find life a painful and confusing experience, and if they feel the same way then they are not alone. We are in it together. Suffering together, and laughing together.

    You’ve kept a heavy guest list of collaborators, MCs and producers in your albums - apart from Cam, who did you break bread with on Lunch?

    I've got some guest verses from Reason and Ruste Juxx. Most of the other tracks are just my bars. Regarding production, I've worked with Simplex, 76, Jase, and Cam Bluff on this project. There are a few ripper hooks from some talented local artists as well. 

    Speaking of past collaborators - your old running mate Briggs, with Trials, is doing big-tings with AB-Originals. As a pairing, they seem to be making full use of their strength of music to move a message out to the masses on the injustices and historical inaccuracies of our country’s story. As an educator yourself, what is your take on the concept of what they are doing now?

    I think they are empowering young Indigenous Australians with their tracks. They are great blokes and crucial role models for many Aboriginal youth. I have nothing but love and respect for Briggs and Trials. It important for us to acknowledge the past and move forward together to build a unified Australia.

    The next presidency affects the world we live in, well outside of the U.S. I’m not going to ask which candidate you would choose (if you were an American voter). However, I do want to ask that if you were to sum up this current state of affairs we’re looking down the barrel of?

    I've had a few interesting conversations about this. What I've found is that many people are intrigued by Trump and curious to see what will happen if he wins. I personally think if he wins we are headed for WWIII.

    Thanks for your time mate we look forward to what the future holds.

     Words by Ozhiphopshop staff.

    Keep up to date with Eloquor through the links below.

     

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