Rip Nicholson

Rip2Shredz Print Music journalist - Droppin' science on hip hop music, culture & politics since 2003. E | 411@hiphop.sh W | http://ripnicholson.tumblr.com

  1. Greeley Drops Brand New Track And Video G'day 3

    Greeley Drops Brand New Track And Video G'day 3
    Greeley G'Day 3 As he starts out, ‘no need to introduce myself' - on ‘G’Day 3’ his reputation precedes the new music from Tassie’s own GREELEY. From the staunch MC who we know can bust lips and break jaws wastes no breath in breaking down the message. Greelz drops the weight of an uzi on this one. Never one to...
  2. Tasmanian Rapper Wombat Drops Brand New Video 'Black Sheep 2'

    Tasmanian Rapper Wombat Drops Brand New Video 'Black Sheep 2'
    Wombat Tasmanian Rapper Wombat Drops Brand New Video 'Black Sheep 2' Not short of words and not backwards in stepping to your grill, Wombat goes hooded-up, smoking a dart in an alley and back to his old tricks on new joint ‘Black Sheep 2’ tongue-flicking bars double-time to murk a stone-cold beat. Away from his stint with grimies, Chillinit and...
  3. Drapht Releases Brand New Single And Video 'Shadows On My Walls'

    Drapht Releases Brand New Single And Video 'Shadows On My Walls'
    Drapht - Shadows and Shinings Drapht - Shadows On My Walls Witness Drapht reshuffling the deck on this one as one of Australian hip-hop’s most loved rap veterans battles with 2020 the way most of us did on new joint Shadows On My Walls. The first drop from his forthcoming album Shadows and Shinings (out 10 September) demonstrates the tumultuous...
  4. Brand New Video 'Drunk on a Sunday' from Brisbane MC Biotic

    Brand New Video 'Drunk on a Sunday' from Brisbane MC Biotic
    Biotic doing exactly as it says on the tin, back in the land of head-nods and boom-bap on this Sunday afternoon anthem, foregoes the daily grind because tomorrow ain’t promised. This fresh track celebrates one of Brisbang’s most visceral MCs return to the thick of it in the first release from his forthcoming LP The Biromaniac. However, while there is...
  5. LIVE: DISCOURSE - Megalomaniac Album Launch

    LIVE: DISCOURSE - Megalomaniac Album Launch
    DISCOURSE, STARVIN B, LAZY GREY, FLUENT FORM, MAUNDZ, EXIT STRATEGY @ The Back Room - Chardons Corner Hotel, Annerley Friday 14 October, 2016 It’s a turn out tonight of real hip-hop heads. While everyone is here to witness DJ Discourse wreck the decks, the General is in the building and he later shows why he’s kept the state on lock...
  6. REVIEW: Folkus EP by Calski

    REVIEW: Folkus EP by Calski
    Folkus is a formidable force, well-driven and delivered by both hands of the MC/DJ and multi-instrumentalist producer talent Calski, beyond a lyrical left-right flurry. First and foremost, this is a high-powered beat drop, however, Calski chops nice on the mic for those who fix themselves to dare suggest dude ain’t a bar spitter. The veteran MC dating back to Australia’s...
  7. URTHBOY – ON THE MAGIC OF PERFORMING, RAPPERS AND LETTING GO OF THE EGO

    URTHBOY – ON THE MAGIC OF PERFORMING, RAPPERS AND LETTING GO OF THE EGO
    URTHBOY interviewed by Rip Nicholson Images supplied. “There are so many instances in my creative experiences where I’ve tried to do one thing and it’s ended up at another place. I’ve been in control of every aspect of this song along the way. Where it ends up is not where I had set for it,” says Sydney rapper and founding member of The...
  8. Elefant Traks weigh in on 'Any Other Name'

    Elefant Traks weigh in on 'Any Other Name'
    Horrorshow, Jimblah, Thelma Plum and Urthboy call it what it is on 'Any Other Name' From the press desk of Elefant Traks: After an extremely difficult week of soul searching and heated debate on-and-off the field, Horrorshow reveal ‘Any Other Name’ featuring Jimblah, Thelma Plum and Urthboy, written and recorded over the weekend as a rallying cry to the nation. It calls for honesty and it...
  9. Coin Banks Unveils Official Video For “Cursive”

    Coin Banks Unveils Official Video For “Cursive”
    MC Coin Banks has coloured his latest drop 'Cursive' to an international palate. Here, Banks skips nicely with a smile over a Q-Tip and Neptunes oldie. It's a fresh slice of someone making strong headway in the game. Banks' third single chopped off his latest EP Tails, 'Cursive'  features New York rapper Apani B Fly guesting on the track, as does Atom and Lili K...
  10. Shazam The Beat before You Buy!

    Shazam The Beat before You Buy!
    There has been an alarm put out to all producers and MCs to watch out for beat jackers and straight biters! After recent accusations of rappers getting eaten alive, OHHS has decided to share a two-step guide to help with buying beats for those getting bitten. Beatjackers circling the Australian hip-hop scene have made the independent hustle a more brutal...

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