International Music Videos and News – The Source http://thesource.com Sun, 20 May 2018 00:08:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 Rapper Briggs Heads From Australia to Springfield With New Netflix Series By Matt Groening http://thesource.com/2018/05/10/from-australia-to-springfield-rapper-briggs-collaborates-with-the-simpsons-creator-matt-groening/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/10/from-australia-to-springfield-rapper-briggs-collaborates-with-the-simpsons-creator-matt-groening/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 14:08:55 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=440878 Australian rapper, activist, TV star and record label CEO Adam Briggs — better known as just Briggs — is also a walking encyclopedia when it comes to The Simpsons. The party trick is so on point, in fact, that he’s taking those talents to America to help the show’s creator Matt Groening on his new Netflix series Disenchantment. […]

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Australian rapper, activist, TV star and record label CEO Adam Briggs — better known as just Briggs — is also a walking encyclopedia when it comes to The Simpsons. The party trick is so on point, in fact, that he’s taking those talents to America to help the show’s creator Matt Groening on his new Netflix series Disenchantment.

 

 

Briggs, who started building his name on the Australian Hip-Hop circuit, was the first signee to the Hilltop Hoods-established Golden Era Records, releasing two solo LPs since first signing, and also dropping the record-breaking Reclaim Australia record with A.B. Original. Briggs also started his own label, Bad Apples, and has been finding his footing in the world of television for a while now. His harsh-yet-accurate humor has been felt on the sets of Get Krack!n, The Other Guy, The Weekly With Charlie Pickering, Spin Out, Cleverman, Black Comedy and most recently Tough Conversations with Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins.

 

 

However, for a man with a Krusty the Clown tattoo, working with Groening and other Simpsons mainstays Josh Weinstein and Bill Oakley may just be the one gig to top them all. Groening has described the adult-themed animation’s focus as one of “life and death, love and sex and how to keep laughing in a world full of suffering idiots, despite with the elders and wizards and other jerks tell you.” So far, we know the show’s premise follows a boozy princess around a medieval kingdom called Dreamland as she navigates “ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses and lots of human trolls.” We also know the show will bare the distinct animation style that generations have grown up on with The Simpsons and Futurama, especially with word that Rough Draft Studios will be on board for the visual work.

 

 

Slated for 20 episodes —  Netflix will release it as two separate 10-episode bundles across 2018 and 2019 —Disenchantment is sure to bring us the comedic appeal that we’ve known and loved so far from the boy Briggs. Keep your eyes and ears open because you won’t want to miss this brilliance.

 

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Fliptop: The World’s Most-Watched Battle League http://thesource.com/2018/05/09/fliptop-battle-league-rap-hip-hop/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/09/fliptop-battle-league-rap-hip-hop/#respond Wed, 09 May 2018 22:24:56 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=440648 The Philippines is an unlikely location for the world’s most popular rap battle league, but Fliptop Battles has been steadily growing since its inception in 2010. As of today, their YouTube channel has nearly 1.1 Billion views —  no, that’s not a typo — with their highest viewed battle being Loonie & Abra Vs Sheyhee […]

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The Philippines is an unlikely location for the world’s most popular rap battle league, but Fliptop Battles has been steadily growing since its inception in 2010.

As of today, their YouTube channel has nearly 1.1 Billion views —  no, that’s not a typo — with their highest viewed battle being Loonie & Abra Vs Sheyhee & Smugglaz. The thing that sets Fliptop apart from other internationally-based domestic battle leagues is their non-reliance on U.S. and Canadian guest battlers; it’s mostly all local talent, and most of the battles are delivered in their native tongue or in English.

The leagues’ founder, Anygma, has been travelling the world and representing both his country and his league, most notably in Canada thanks to their World Domination events. He’s also had two battles in Australia, with his most recent against talented Melbournite Epps clocking in at over 2 million views. His fellow bilingual spitter, Protégé, has also represented in both Canada and Australia with memorable face-offs against former KOTD Champion, Rone, and Australian top-tier lyricist Manaz Ill. Fliptop is also responsible for launching the career of Loonie, an MC that averages around 7 million views per battle, and has gone on to battle in English against Dizaster in the same arena where Ali fought Frazier.

 

The Philippines is a small country comprising of over 7,000 islands, boasting a population of over 100 million people. Culturally, the country did not take well to the product of organized battle rap, prompting the city of Makati to ban the sub-culture in its jurisdiction. The art of disrespect goes against the manners and customs of many Eastern cultures and societies, which is part of the reason for the slow embrace. Battle rap has largely been an English-speaking platform; it has taken time and generations to trickle down and spread throughout other language-based societies. However, there are still ways to go about it, as demonstrated by a lawsuit in 2017 involving a battle between Sinio and Shehyee. Sinio directed parts of his second and third verse towards Shehyee’s girlfriend, Internet personality, model and public figure, Ann Mateo. Mateo’s mother took exception to the bars and filed a slander lawsuit that has since been resolved, according to Anygma.

 

While some of the older generations may not understand or accept battle rap as a legitimate form of expression and entertainment, there is some progression being seen, with some academics describing it as modern-day ‘balagtasan’ which is a formal Filipino form of debate that some educators consider an art form part of the Philippines 21st century native literature. While the top MCs may never be household names or grace the Billboard charts, the Philippine movement is content with creating and furthering their own scene, culture and ultimately not pandering to the rest of the world. It’s highly respectable, and they have already proven that there’s enough interest and fandom from the younger generations to sustain the world’s most-viewed battle league.

 

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A Look At Japanese Bonus Tracks And How Songs Find New Life Overseas http://thesource.com/2018/05/06/a-look-at-japanese-bonus-tracks/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/06/a-look-at-japanese-bonus-tracks/#respond Sun, 06 May 2018 23:06:14 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=440298 Because The Bronx, New York is the birthplace of Hip-Hop, most people in The States have it relatively good when it comes to purchasing music, especially hard copies. However, one of the largest markets for music (particularly Hip-Hop) outside of the U.S. is the Asian country of Japan. Why? That the economics involved in manufacturing, […]

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Because The Bronx, New York is the birthplace of Hip-Hop, most people in The States have it relatively good when it comes to purchasing music, especially hard copies. However, one of the largest markets for music (particularly Hip-Hop) outside of the U.S. is the Asian country of Japan.

Why?

That the economics involved in manufacturing, producing and distributing an album in Japan can sometimes cost the local buyer up to 30-40% more than an imported product.

By jacking the price up, the Japanese spend more money to hear music from their area. Many local stores try innovative tricks to promote buying locally like ordering native music from Japanese labels that may include bonus tracks at the end of an album that did not appear on the U.S. version. This gives the more expensive version of the album a little more content for your buck.

Now these bonus tracks aren’t always exclusive as they tell you.  These songs are sometimes packaged on to other soundtracks, B-side collections and promotional projects. Sometimes, the bonus tracks aren’t even that great.  Many of these “exclusive bonus tracks” sound like they came from the cutting room floor and were left off the album for a reason.

But some are hidden gems and become favorites of DJs who still loves the act of digging in the crates. Check out some of these hidden joints.

This was included on the Japanese version of 2003’s The Ownerz along with another track called “Tha Squeeze”. “Tha Squeeze” ended up making it’s way on to the Training Day Soundtrack which is fitting as it is basically a police corruption anthem and “The Natural” was used as the B-side to the “Skills” 12-inch single. It is certainly up to scratch with the rest of the album with the hard drums and in your face samples of DJ Premier muscling their way underneath Guru’s monotonous yet infectious vocals and content wise it certainly fits the concept of the record well enough. No one knows for sure exactly why it was left off, but this project was worth being salvage.

The Japanese are not the only industry that does this type of packaging. On the UK pressing of their third album Getback, Little Brother takes us old school. Mr Porter of D-12 comes through with an easy listening jazzy instrumental for Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh to spit their relaxed verses on and the hook is provided by Tone Trezure making it a really enjoyable song for fans of soulful laid back Hip-Hop.

Although it wasn’t included on the physical U.S. version of Before I Self Destruct it was included on the Japanese version ( as well as the iTunes version).  50 liked it enough to make a video. A light-hearted tongue in cheek track that shows the “How To Rob” humor that 50 was known for coming up, definitely refreshing and worth checking out.

This track technically isn’t a “bonus track.”  Instead it is a Japanese released an exclusive record. In the 90’s releasing a single on vinyl was the only way to get it to mixtape and club DJ’s and was the premier way of breaking new tunes and expanding an artists name. What better way to break into a different market than by getting one of their native beat makers, the ever-talented Tokyo native DJ Celory to remix the title track of O.C.‘s “Word…Life.”

Released 2 years after the original, this remix is everything a remix should be: it sounds different yet not out of place. An absolute banger that only crate diggers in Japan can be lucky enough to find.

“Check The Rhime” is one of A Tribe Called Quest‘s most popular singles. The jazzy original is a highlight on the group’s classic The Low End Theory album. This particular remix found on the Japanese version of the import, was also included on the groups 1992 B-sides compilation album Revised Quest For The Seasoned Traveller.  Although its not as iconic as the original (but there isn’t much that is), it’s still a fresh look at an old classic if you’re just coming across it and lets be honest, any Tribe is good Tribe. “So play the resurrector and give the dead some life” RIP Phife.

Kanye West – “Bittersweet Poetry”

Although Graduation had 2 bonus tracks on the Japanese version – the other track “Goodnight” that featured Mos Def was also available on the Australian, UK and iTunes versions, “Bittersweet Poetry” was featured exclusively on its Japanese counterpart. Featuring John Mayer on the hook, the song is an arrogant and emotional breakup ballad that really conveys the situation of loving and hating someone at the same time. Perhaps not sonically as strong as the rest of the record, there is something special about a guy that spills his heart out over his own beats and this track is a worthy edition to the album.

Honorable mentions go to Nas – “The Don” (Don Dada Remix), Beastie Boys – “RRNN” (Straight Outta Shibuya) and the 12” single version of Big L, Lord Finesse, AG & Fat Joe – “All Love” that had the B-side “I Flip Styles” that even featured the lyric sheet in Japanese.

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Man Dies In India While Watching ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ http://thesource.com/2018/05/04/avengers-inifinity-war-india-man-dies-in-india-while-watching-movie/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/04/avengers-inifinity-war-india-man-dies-in-india-while-watching-movie/#respond Fri, 04 May 2018 11:00:25 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=439871 Avengers: Infinity War is definitely a movie with a lot of suspense, action and high drama. So much so that the movie could be a lot to handle for the causal and average fan to handle. This was the case for 43-year-old Peddapasupula Baasha of Proddatur, India, who suffered a heart attack and died duringAvengers: Infinity War (3D). According to The Times […]

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Avengers: Infinity War is definitely a movie with a lot of suspense, action and high drama. So much so that the movie could be a lot to handle for the causal and average fan to handle. This was the case for 43-year-old Peddapasupula Baasha of Proddatur, India, who suffered a heart attack and died duringAvengers: Infinity War (3D).

According to The Times Of India. staff at Proddatur’s Cinehub Multiplex saw Baasha sitting motionlessly in his seat after the movie was over and the audience was emptying the theater. The staff assumed the man was waiting for the after-credits scene, but when he continued to sit still they went to check on him.

Police say Bassha suffered a heart attack during that famed after-credits scene everyone waits to see.

Reports say the deceased took the day off from his construction job to celebrate May Day (May 1) by catching the latest Marvel flick. And though natural causes are assumed to be cause of death, a “local government hospital” registered his passing as a “suspicious death.”

 

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G-Eazy Arrested On Cocaine Possession And Assault Charges In Sweden http://thesource.com/2018/05/03/g-eazy-arrested-on-cocaine-possession-and-assault-charges-in-sweden/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/03/g-eazy-arrested-on-cocaine-possession-and-assault-charges-in-sweden/#respond Thu, 03 May 2018 20:08:09 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=439945 Cali rapper G-Eazy was arrested at a Sweden nightclub on drug and assault charges over the weekend, causing a little international legal issue for the West Coast emcee. Eazy, whose real name is Gerald Gillum, is currently locked up in Sweden on assault, possession of narcotics and use of narcotics charges after a wild night […]

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Cali rapper G-Eazy was arrested at a Sweden nightclub on drug and assault charges over the weekend, causing a little international legal issue for the West Coast emcee.

Eazy, whose real name is Gerald Gillum, is currently locked up in Sweden on assault, possession of narcotics and use of narcotics charges after a wild night at a Stockholm club, where it’s alleged that Eazy was out of control, causing the security guards to attempt to subdue the “Sober” rapper.

Eazy struck one of the club’s security guards several times in the face.

The police arrived and arrested G-Eazy in a drug-induced craze. They searched Eazy’s pockets and found a small baggie containing a white powder substance, later found to be cocaine.

TheSource.com will bring you updates to this story as it develops.

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International Spotlight: South Africa Introduces Hip-Hop Sensation The Dushman http://thesource.com/2018/04/30/international-spotlight-south-africa-introduces-hip-hop-sensation-the-dushman/ http://thesource.com/2018/04/30/international-spotlight-south-africa-introduces-hip-hop-sensation-the-dushman/#respond Mon, 30 Apr 2018 18:28:44 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=439531 Though South Africa may be on the other side of the world, The Dushman’s music has spread like wildfire to the states. After beginning a career in music around 2007, the artist quickly became enamored with the art. He frequently performed at various shows, and everyone around him witnessed his deep-rooted passion and evident talent. […]

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Though South Africa may be on the other side of the world, The Dushman’s music has spread like wildfire to the states. After beginning a career in music around 2007, the artist quickly became enamored with the art. He frequently performed at various shows, and everyone around him witnessed his deep-rooted passion and evident talent. Ever since then, he has never stopped pushing forward in his craft.

When it comes to The Dushman’s sound, it’s a very unique one. But don’t be fooled, his music instantly puts anyone on their feet. “My sound is hip-hop fused with elements of 90’s RnB. It’s a modern day sound- it’s quite different than what’s out there in the market right now,” said the artist. What sets The Dushman apart from any competition artist is his ability to be so purely relatable. He strives to make his music and lyrics as a message people can cling to, as it is a method in connecting to his audience.

The Dushman has been quite the busy man lately, as he has been focused on the visual aspect of his artistry. “When it comes to my music videos, I make my craft different in all type of ways than what’s out there right now. Like my single, ‘Candy’, it’s not the typical song you hear on the radio right now,” said The Dushman. Adding to that, the single’s music video currently has over 131,000 views on YouTube alone. These views have endlessly raked in over the past 30 days, so it’s safe to say that The Dushman’s sound is going viral.

Right now, the artist is focused on pushing his EP called “Love Potion”, which is available for download now. His own team, The Dushman Squad, is taking the music scene by storm as well. Through his independent label, TDM Music Group, he can accomplish just about anything he puts his mind to. As his goal is to be a global sensation, The Dushman continues to put in the countless hours in making sure this becomes a reality. At the rapid rate he’s going, this will be accomplished in no time.

Make sure to stay up to date with The Dushman, so you don’t miss out on the latest music news!

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Roman Rapper Noyz Narcos Strikes Gold With New Record In Italy http://thesource.com/2018/04/30/roman-rapper-noyz-narcos-strikes-gold-in-italy/ http://thesource.com/2018/04/30/roman-rapper-noyz-narcos-strikes-gold-in-italy/#respond Mon, 30 Apr 2018 12:33:49 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=439097 With a career spanning over 20 years, Roman rapper and beat-maker Noyz Narcos  (Emanuele Frasca) has paid his dues and entrenched his name among the top tier of Italian artists. This week the native from the country’s capital celebrated his recently released seventh studio album Enemy achieving gold status, as well as the 15-track album being the most sold […]

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With a career spanning over 20 years, Roman rapper and beat-maker Noyz Narcos  (Emanuele Frasca) has paid his dues and entrenched his name among the top tier of Italian artists. This week the native from the country’s capital celebrated his recently released seventh studio album Enemy achieving gold status, as well as the 15-track album being the most sold of any genre in the nation. These accolades are a testament to Noyz Narcos’ commitment to his craft and are unsurprising given his fans have been eagerly anticipating a new studio album for three years.

Prior to the release of Enemy, Noyz Narcos announced that this may be the last album he delivers his fans. When asked why this may be the case he explained that for each album’s creation he immerses himself in the writing and recording process whole-heartedly in an attempt to make timeless albums that can be listened to front to back. Noyz Narcos has expressed that this is an art that is less and less appreciated as the landscape of music changes, with many new rappers just wanting quick cash and instant gratification.

Enemy has already achieved critical acclaim, with Noyz Narcos being praised for his decision to feature both a host of fellow veterans such as SalmoAchille LauroLuchè and Coez, as well as new-comers to the Italian Hip Hop landscape including the duo Carl Brave x Franco 126. Noyz Narcos is proud of all of the features on this release and has declared the importance of all collaborations being recorded together in the studio and not over long-distance communication as is all too common in this social-media age.

To accompany the release of this album Noyz Narcos recently published the video “Sinnò Me Moro” (“Otherwise I’ll Die”) produced by Night Skinny, a homage to legendary Roman singer Gabriella Ferri who passed away in 2004 of a suspected suicide. Now living in Milan, this single also doubles as a fitting tribute to Rome and all that Noyz Narcos left behind when he made the move.

Enemy is out now through Universal Music Italia.

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Get The Big Picture: Vans The Omega http://thesource.com/2018/04/29/get-the-big-picture-vans-the-omega/ http://thesource.com/2018/04/29/get-the-big-picture-vans-the-omega/#respond Sun, 29 Apr 2018 16:17:54 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=439054 Graffiti has always had a strong connection to hip-hop, obviously being one of the recognized elements, and with many prominent MC’s dropping their 2 cents on the art form ever since rap has existed. In the young Australian scene, its involvement was always hand-in-hand, as you would be hard-pressed to find an MC or DJ […]

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Graffiti has always had a strong connection to hip-hop, obviously being one of the recognized elements, and with many prominent MC’s dropping their 2 cents on the art form ever since rap has existed.

In the young Australian scene, its involvement was always hand-in-hand, as you would be hard-pressed to find an MC or DJ that wasn’t once wandering the train lines with a marker before pursuing the musical side of things.

Joel Van Moore a.k.a. Vans The Omega has managed to turn a childhood obsession into an adulthood of travel, adventure and color. With his artwork scattered on walls the world over, the prolific Australian artist has built a reputation with a style that is uniquely his own. His evolution has seen the gradual move from traditional graffiti lettering to large-scale geometric prisms of color and vibrancy, and bold portrait work that has its own unmistakable aesthetic.

Not content with just traveling and pushing his own art he is also the curator of the famed Wonderwalls Festival, which started in Wollongong, Australia in 2012 and traveled to his home state of South Australia in 2015 and 2017. The three-day live art festival has helped transform Port Adelaide, one of South Australia’s most bleak yet historic cities into a giant art gallery with the canvases being the walls of abandoned buildings and new apartment complexes.

Over 30 artists from all around the world make the trip down and transfer their concepts and creativity to the once lonely and desolate walls and the festival has been a major factor in the transformation of the district from derelict to hip as it’s now fast becoming a waterfront hub of food, nightlife, music and creativity. This year he set his sights on a new project and was a driving force behind Big Picture Festival, which splashed its colors and imagination over the Victorian town of Frankston for three days this past March.

Graffiti has always been a public (and temporary) art form by nature and in 2018 the social acceptance of graffiti or “street art” as certain circles refer to it is as liberal as its ever been and its also become a highly monetized commodity.

Like any counterculture, when it becomes in vogue and economically viable there will always be culture vultures trying to capitalize on it until the next ‘big thing’ comes along so it is extremely refreshing to have someone like Vans, who’s been in the game for the better part of 30 years, who grew up alongside and involved in hip-hop culture, be the one to take these Australian cities and give them their own flavor and character.

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Australia’s Manu Crook$ Drops New Music And Embarks On World Tour http://thesource.com/2018/04/29/australias-manu-crook-drops-new-music-and-embarks-on-world-tour/ http://thesource.com/2018/04/29/australias-manu-crook-drops-new-music-and-embarks-on-world-tour/#respond Sun, 29 Apr 2018 16:06:42 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=439049 “See, I’m goin’ on a world tour and if it’s loyalty that you ask me girl, then I’m here for it” – Manu Crook$ on his new track “Fuego.” And he’s not wrong. Currently, on a six-date tour of Canada, Ghanian-raised Manu Crook$ is about to hit Europe. The Mood Forever World Tour is also […]

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“See, I’m goin’ on a world tour and if it’s loyalty that you ask me girl, then I’m here for it” – Manu Crook$ on his new track “Fuego.”

And he’s not wrong. Currently, on a six-date tour of Canada, Ghanian-raised Manu Crook$ is about to hit Europe. The Mood Forever World Tour is also stopping by Brighton in the UK, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Paris and Berlin before heading back to London to round it out on June 4.

The tour is based around 2017’s Mood Forever EP, which was released independently to all digital outlets alongside a vinyl edition put out by Adelaide heavyweights Golden Era Records. Manu will then make it back to Australian shores in time for the annual Splendour In The Grass festival alongside Kendrick Lamar, Hilltop Hoods, Lorde, Miguel, Lil Xan and a bunch more.

One of the best examples that not all hip-hop from Australia is “Aussie hip-hop”, Manu rides the 808 heavy production of DOPAM!NE and Miracle with a very precise and intentionally choppy flow, his voice acts like a percussion instrument as well as a language carrier. The tracks are busy and interesting but also full of just enough space and each element to the song has the room to breathe around the vocals.

One of the most impressive elements to his music is that fact that he not only knows where to rap, but he knows where not to. Not many young artists can make a pause between bars work to their advantage as it often comes off sounding like a flaw, but Manu does it in such a way that it emphasizes both the previous and the coming bar without infiltrating the rhythm, which helps the listener interpret the lyrics, right off the bat.

To hear what all the fuss is about the Crook dropped a video for “Different League” on April 5th and has also dropped a new single called “Fuego” which premiered on BBC Radio in the UK and Triple J in Australia last night and will be available across all digital platforms by the time you read this.

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Nineteen Eighty Four Films: Australia’s Finest Filmmaking Team Takes Visuals To The Next Level http://thesource.com/2018/04/24/1984-nineteen-eighty-four-films-australia-filmmaking-heath-kerr-josh-davis/ http://thesource.com/2018/04/24/1984-nineteen-eighty-four-films-australia-filmmaking-heath-kerr-josh-davis/#respond Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:39:21 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=438055 Visuals have become increasingly important to music as listening habits amongst the masses have shifted to be more Internet-based. Technology also plays a part as well, allowing a larger gate of entry for people “jacked in” on the net looking to dabble in music video production. It’s one thing for a song to have an […]

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Visuals have become increasingly important to music as listening habits amongst the masses have shifted to be more Internet-based. Technology also plays a part as well, allowing a larger gate of entry for people “jacked in” on the net looking to dabble in music video production. It’s one thing for a song to have an accompanying video clip, but two filmmakers from Australia are taking things to the next level.

 

 

Heath Kerr (aka HEATA) and Josh Davis have been sharing their talents with the Australian hip-hop scene for over a decade, establishing themselves as the go-to team for executing some of the countries most important video clips.

HEATA sharpened his directing and editing swords in the Melbourne underground scene, providing video clips for Bias B, Tornts, beatboxer extraordinaire Tom Thum (aka Tommy Illfigga), Bigfoot, Kerser, Flu and Jake Biz, as one half of Full Clip alongside the multitalented Crate Cartel don Discourse.

Josh Davis made a name for himself amongst the hip-hop community by capturing visuals for Brad Strut of Lyrical Commission and Unkut Recordings. Together, they have collaborated and put together cinematic clips for some truly groundbreaking songs, raised the level of quality standards immensely and proved to be extremely popular with tens of millions of views so far.

 

 

If there were ever an award handed out for earning the most awards, then A.B. Original — Briggs and Trials of The Funkoars — with their powerful debut album Reclaim Australia (2016) would surely get the nod. The album was revered for both its strong political message and musical quality.

Nineteen Eighty Four Films took on the challenge of conveying important topics in a visual form, mainly the racism and prejudice in Australia’s authoritarian system. The clip below is beautifully harsh, as well as confronting at times, and the warning during the title screen is no joke. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this video will definitely help shed light on an issue that mainstream Australia has swept under the rug for far too long.

 

 

“The video sees Briggs’ own family playing the forefront in what feels like a deserted, disenfranchised section of a community that has been left to its own devices.”

Briggs has made the transition from solely being a rapper to having an important public voice in a short amount of time, thanks to tracks like “Bad Apples”. The video is shot outside Briggs hometown of Shepparton, which is a vastly different landscape to the inner city surroundings that are often associated with hip-hop videos. The red dirt and hot sun of Australia make for a very unique aesthetic, and truly get across both the character and importance of the lyrics. The duo was also behind the videos for the uplifting “The Children Came Back” and more recently “Locked Up”, which both also feature Briggs.

 

One of the most impressive projects undertaken by Nineteen Eighty Four Films was the 2013 short film/music video/street musical “Kold Heat” DVD release. With a running time of just over ten minutes, the piece manages to showcase verses from several of the Brisbane crew’s rap talent with a rather uniquely-written narrative that ties them all together. With this one-of-a-kind project arriving during a time where attention spans are getting shorter and shorter, it stands as a true work of art.

 

 

In late 2017, one of the most successful solo artists in Australia dropped his “Blessed One” video ; in just six months, it is quickly approaching a million views. The Sydney MC was one of the first to utilize the act of frequently dropping videos and online exclusive content to build a fan base, and has since made a connection with a whole demographic previously ignored by majority of Australian hip-hop. The concept was simpler than his previous videos, but sometimes less is more. HEATA neatly packaged the single — essentially a documentation of a photo shoot — into an entertaining clip, proving that there doesn’t always need to be intricate scriptwriting and creative shooting techniques to get the job done.

From brainstorming concept ideas, scriptwriting, filming, editing and everything in between, Nineteen Eighty Four Films has produced some of the finest recorded material in the Australian music industry with their high definition portrayals of the darkest corners in Australian life. Other notable videos to check out include Kings Konekted‘s “Value of Adaption” (seen below), Tornts’ “I Do This” and Alerts recent “The Prisoner”.

Execution complete.

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Europe’s Snowgoons: Two Decades Of Snow Bringing The Heat http://thesource.com/2018/04/23/europes-snowgoons-2-decades-of-snow-bringing-the-heat/ http://thesource.com/2018/04/23/europes-snowgoons-2-decades-of-snow-bringing-the-heat/#respond Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:16:20 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=437781 This extensive crew of producers and DJs out of Germany have been knocking out boom bap bangers for 20 years now, and they show no signs of slowing down. From the humble beginnings of DJ Illegal (Manuu Rückert) and Det (D. Keller) making mixtapes at home and DJing small clubs, to their tyrannical compilation albums that […]

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This extensive crew of producers and DJs out of Germany have been knocking out boom bap bangers for 20 years now, and they show no signs of slowing down.

From the humble beginnings of DJ Illegal (Manuu Rückert) and Det (D. Keller) making mixtapes at home and DJing small clubs, to their tyrannical compilation albums that feature a “Who’s Who” of U.S. underground rappers,  the Snowgoons (along with members Sicknature and J.S. Kuster) have successfully created a signature brand within their sound; something that’s familiar, but also distinct. The way they substitute in and out of production duties with each other while simultaneously maintaining that sound is a true testament to their chemistry and tightness.

Although the Snowgoons released their first official project in 1999, their first breakthrough for major recognition came in 2007 when Babygrande Records released German Lugers. The album featured Sean Price, O.C., Last Emperor, Edo G and the Juice Crew’s Craig G, garnering the attention of true school hip-hop heads across the globe. Over the next three years they released Black Snow (2008), The Trojan Horse (2009) and Kraftwerk (2010), respectively, using the same working formula of sample-clad production and neck-snapping drums paired with an American MC for each track. These projects included collaborations with Heltah Skeltah, La Coka Nostra, Termanology, Apathy, R.A. the Rugged Man, Killah Priest, Defari, Crooked I and A.G. to name a few.

In 2011, they entirely produced the ten-track M.O.P. album Sparta. Both Brownsville legends sounded right at home over the European production, with fans heavily praising the cohesiveness of the record. Heading straight back to the lab, the crew then focused on an all-German release for the first time and dropped Terroristen Volk (2012) with a slew of MCs rapping in their native tongue.

The crew achieved the most notoriety however with their 2014 release #Wakedafucup, which also helped Onyx get back on the map. It was actually Onyx’s first album together in 11 years, and featured A$AP Ferg, Sean Price, Cormega, Papoose and Boston veteran Reks. The album was hailed as a consistent and grimy updated version to the classic Onyx sound that terrorized stages in the mid-90s.

The most recent Snowgoons project is also the most star-studded. Goon Bap (2016) has appearances by DJ Premier, Royce Da 5’9, Psycho Les, Ras Kass, Chino XL, Dilated Peoples, Method Man, Conway the Machine, The Doppelgangaz, Ghostface Killah and the late Pumpkinhead aka PH. Having already proved their dominance in the U.S. and German underground scenes, in late 2016 they took their talents to another continent, producing the annual posse cut from Australia’s premiere rhyme team “Golden Era Records Cypher” (with Hilltop Hoods, Briggs, The Funkoars, K21, Purpose and Vents) as a limited edition gold vinyl 10” record for Record Store Day 2016.

With a discography spanning over 34 releases in under 20 years, and a production resume longer than a phone book, there’s a good chance you’ve heard at least one of their beats, even if you’ve never heard of the Snowgoons.  At the very least, your favorite rapper has.

 

European fans can catch DJ Crypt and DJ Illegal with El Da Sensei (Artifacts), Edo G, and Nine on tour next month.

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Dancehall Sensation Dydy Drops “Special One” Feat. Ayo Jay http://thesource.com/2018/04/20/dancehall-sensation-dydy-drops-special-one-feat-ayo-jay/ http://thesource.com/2018/04/20/dancehall-sensation-dydy-drops-special-one-feat-ayo-jay/#respond Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:41:43 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=438792 New York based, Jamaican singer/songwriter Dyrana, known as DyDy has been growing her social media following through her comedic videos for some time now, to then presenting her music to her fans with her pop and reggae fusion, she has been deemed a hit. With influences like Lady Saw, along with American artists Whitney Houston, […]

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New York based, Jamaican singer/songwriter Dyrana, known as DyDy has been growing her social media following through her comedic videos for some time now, to then presenting her music to her fans with her pop and reggae fusion, she has been deemed a hit. With influences like Lady Saw, along with American artists Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Marvin Gaye, DyDy creates her own unparalleled sound to the market allowing her to share the stage with folks like reggae greats Tanya Stephens, Rupee, Mr. Easy, Spragga Benz and many others at New York City’s iconic venue B.B. King.

The single “Special One” showcases Dydy’s vocal range over crisp keys which punctuates her signature cheekiness with lyrics like “pineapple make de pum-pum flair-y”, and “pum pum tight ‘til air can’t pass through” with Ayo Jay’s mellifluous vocals helping to bring home the track’s feel-good summer vibe. Already garnering thousands of plays on all streaming platforms, “Special One” speaks to her artistry, while the track itself speaks to her style and delivery.

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Australia’s Legendary Nuffsaid Records Turns 25 With a Legacy That Lives Forever http://thesource.com/2018/04/18/australia-legendary-nuffsaid-records-25-anniversary/ http://thesource.com/2018/04/18/australia-legendary-nuffsaid-records-25-anniversary/#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:46:42 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=437011 Record labels come and go — that’s just the way it works, especially for many of the independent labels out there. However, to be a presence across multiple decades and in multiple countries is a milestone reserved for a select few. Enter Nuffsaid Records. The Melbourne-based imprint has been home to raw underground hip-hop since […]

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Record labels come and go — that’s just the way it works, especially for many of the independent labels out there. However, to be a presence across multiple decades and in multiple countries is a milestone reserved for a select few. Enter Nuffsaid Records.

The Melbourne-based imprint has been home to raw underground hip-hop since 1993, way before radio play, most national tours, video clips and even CDs really entered the hip-hop landscapes Down Under.  Nuffsaid Records implemented its strong international reputation by working with the likes of Esoteric of Czarface, DJ Kool Herc, Milano, Psycho Les of The Beatnuts, DJ Noize from Denmark, Murs, the UK’s Mark B (RIP), Skinnyman and British hip-hop producer Mr. Thing. Outside of label releases, NS artists released further international collaborations with the likes of Thirstin Howl III  — a winner of The Source‘s Unsigned Hype Award back in 1997 — Rack-Lo, MF Grimm, and Celph Titled, along with albums from New Jersey’s own Shawn Lov and South African wordsmith Tumi.

Above everything though, Nuffsaid provided a key link to the development of quality hip-hop music in Australia that can never be understated. The first few years of the label’s existence saw the release of four important cassettes: Prowla’s debut Tha Prowls and MC Que’s Telling It Like It Is in 1995, followed in 1996 by Prowla’s sophomore LP Recognition and Raise’s Tha Essence — our first introduction to Rob Natrule, Trem and Bob Balans of the now legendary Lyrical Commission crew. The DIY work ethic and no-frills marketing really set the tone of Nuffsaid as one with no gimmicks or filters to hide behind. It was straight up rap music for pure rap heads.

1997 was a significant level up for both the label and hip-hop music in Australia, when Prowla released his LP Money Walks. Prowla, along with Dedlee and Jase behind the boards, shaped the sound of what the Nuffsaid logo went on to represent as a quintessential part of Australian hip-hop listening. It also marked the year Prowla started to receive recognition overseas, as a young Boston duo by the name of 7L & Esoteric (now members of Czarface with Wu-Tang’s Inspectah Deck) released “Protocol” to his production credit.

Nuffsaid has always had a close relationship with the graffiti world, predating the days before the label was even a tangible business. But in 1999, they released Rock Da City, an 11-track compilation record that coincided with a limited edition magazine showcasing the work of various graffiti writers. This compilation made waves through the country and played host to Dedlee’s “32 Lines” – a track so revered that Suffa of the Hilltop Hoods eventually re-flipped it as a tribute on the Golden Era Records Mixtape in 2013.

By the turn of the decade, it was clear that this label wasn’t a flash in the pan by any means. Nuffsaid went on to release the first two solo projects by producer Plutonic Lab, who now handles tour drummer duties for the ultra-successful Hilltop Hoods. Plutonic pushed boundaries as far as sampling and sound use is concerned, particularly with Give Me Sabotage Shell (2001) and Collision Of Days (2004). Both were some of the first instrumental hip-hop albums to gain notoriety in the local scene, with help from Nuffsaid’s guerilla style of marketing that included samplers, split EPs and compilations distributed to graffiti and hip-hop stores around the country. As a result, fans were the first to know when up-and-coming releases would drop, like the two-part 2005 compilation series In Case You Didn’t Know / Now You Know that featured Nuffsaid regulars and assorted guests both national and international.

In 2005, the shift in Australia hip-hop from niche to mainstream was well underway. Radio stations were picking up albums and singles, video clips were being put into production, and acts were touring on festival bills. In the midst of it all, one of the countries most decorated and well-known battle MCs was getting ready to release his debut LP. Delta dropped The Lostralian in 2006 through Nuffsaid, giving the label yet another historic benchmark alongside UK producer Mark B. The album featured UK legend Skinnyman, L.A. underground head-of-state Murs and a closing posse cut that saw Prowla back on the microphone with Trem and Motion. The label also put out Delta’s next two albums that featured D.I.T.C.-affiliate Milano, Psycho Les of The Beatnuts, M-Phazes (producer for Eminem, Talib Kweli and Logic), Lazy Grey and more. Delta has gone on to release two more albums on Nuffsaid, with a fourth currently in the works.

In the 20-plus years that Nuffsaid has been releasing music, the label has raised the bar several times over and proved that you don’t need “the next big thing”; you just need consistently dope product. You would be hard-pressed to find an established Australian artist that doesn’t somehow fit into this web as either a collaborator or a fan, and the output has definitely influenced your favorite acts.

The pioneering Nuffsaid Records will forever be one of the most respected, important and ultimately influential music labels to emerge from Australia.

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SOURCE LATINO: Puerto Rico Hit With Island-Wide Blackout http://thesource.com/2018/04/18/source-latino-puerto-rico-hit-with-island-wide-blackout/ http://thesource.com/2018/04/18/source-latino-puerto-rico-hit-with-island-wide-blackout/#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:04:03 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=437145 Puerto Rico, suffering from an unstable power grid since Hurricane Maria, has been hit by an island-wide power outage, the Associated Press has reported, suffering unstable power grid following hurricane on Wednesday. The hurricane inflicted widespread damage to homes and infrastructure when it hit Puerto Rico in September, including wiping out power across the Caribbean […]

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Puerto Rico, suffering from an unstable power grid since Hurricane Maria, has been hit by an island-wide power outage, the Associated Press has reported, suffering unstable power grid following hurricane on Wednesday.

The hurricane inflicted widespread damage to homes and infrastructure when it hit Puerto Rico in September, including wiping out power across the Caribbean island.

This just adds insult to injury after last year’s hurricane left the island crippled for most of 2017.

TheSource.com will update this story as it develops.

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Melbourne’s Lyrical Commission’s Iconic Album “The Stage Is Set” Turns 15 http://thesource.com/2018/04/14/melbournes-lyrical-commissions-iconic-album-the-stage-is-set-turns-15/ http://thesource.com/2018/04/14/melbournes-lyrical-commissions-iconic-album-the-stage-is-set-turns-15/#respond Sat, 14 Apr 2018 19:21:21 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=436760 Around the turn of the century, a handful of rap groups from Australia jumped ahead of the pack with albums that were essentially considered the full package. It sparked a shift in the way local releases were viewed.  No longer were people saying this is “good for an Australian.”  The masses understood that good Hip-Hop […]

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Around the turn of the century, a handful of rap groups from Australia jumped ahead of the pack with albums that were essentially considered the full package.

It sparked a shift in the way local releases were viewed.  No longer were people saying this is “good for an Australian.”  The masses understood that good Hip-Hop came out of Australian culture and could hang with anyone in the world. If you ask anyone their top 5 Australian releases of all time,  you will notice Lyrical Commission’s The Stage Is Set is somewhere towards the top of the majority of lists. The 43-minute release is one of the landmark releases in Hip-Hop from Melbourne and Australia, released on the highly influential Unkut Recordings label.

“Our sole focus was to be as good as Big L, Lord Finesse, O.C., Nas…” – Trem

Lyrical Commission are no strangers to the worldwide rap scene. Their members have worked on tracks with the likes of Sean Price (RIP), Action Bronson, Q-Unique, Celph Titled, DJ Revolution, Beat Butcha, Jehst and Outerspace amongst others. Rewind to December 2002, rappers Trem One, Brad Strut, Bob Balans and DJ J-Red who had all made their marks on the scene prior in their own ways had come together as a supergroup of sorts for this album and aside from a couple of songs on important compilations, this was officially the debut release. From the moment you hit play it was clear that the sound quality and production was on par with their New York contemporaries and lyrically there was no room for a weak link as all 3 MC’s made every verse count and had quotables to rival anyone else you could bring to the table. A perfect example of quality over quantity, the 14-track offering doesn’t steer off the path of good beats, good verses and good cuts and takes the listener on a journey of brash and dark sounds in a smooth and highly appealing to the ear package.

With tales of Melbourne streets on “Carlton United Tragedy” to the ode to the DJ “Custom Made” to the braggadocio battle rhymes of “Got A Problem With Balans” and “Hate The Scene”, every track was crafted to the highest standard possible. The whole record was produced in-house (primarily by Trem), giving it the continuity and consistency of some the great albums that stuck by their own producers, there was no need to chase big name production credits or guest spots. The UK’s Lil Angry Man chimes in on the Walkabout Remix as the only guest aside from the late infamous Australian criminal Mark Brandon ‘Chopper’ Read on the last skit. With additional mixdown and mastering credits to Prowla, the release is one of the best all-round albums to check if you have never heard hip-hop from Australia yet.

In the 15 years since its release, it has acted as an inspiration and a benchmark for up and comers and established artists alike and served as a gateway for a follow-up EP Murderous Metaphors and also solo albums from Brad Strut and Trem that both continued with the legacy that The Stage Is Set started. It’s still a sought-after album that fetches hundreds of dollars on the re-sale vinyl market, which is an ode and a testament to the respect that it holds with the fans.

The wheel doesn’t need to be reinvented for it to be of a high calibre. Lyrical Commission have left their lasting mark on hip-hop in Australia and beyond, inspiring a generation of emerging rappers, producers and deejays both now and well into the future to deliver Quality Over Quantity.

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White South African Woman To Serve 3 Years in Jail for Racist Rant, Trevor Noah Responds http://thesource.com/2018/04/04/white-south-african-woman-to-serve-3-years-in-jail-for-racist-rant-trevor-noah-responds/ http://thesource.com/2018/04/04/white-south-african-woman-to-serve-3-years-in-jail-for-racist-rant-trevor-noah-responds/#respond Thu, 05 Apr 2018 01:34:59 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=435835 In what is being called a landmark ruling, a a woman in South Africa has been sentenced to three years in prison for using a racial slur toward a police officer. According to reports, a South African woman who is white named Vicki Momberg, called police after her car was burglarized in Johannesburg. When the Black police […]

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In what is being called a landmark ruling, a a woman in South Africa has been sentenced to three years in prison for using a racial slur toward a police officer. According to reports, a South African woman who is white named Vicki Momberg, called police after her car was burglarized in Johannesburg. When the Black police officer arrived, Momberg refused his assistance and called him the K-word, the South African equivalent of the N-word in America.

The racial slur was reportedly used 48 times in Momberg’s rant.

After repeatedly using the slur, Momberg was arrested by police and on March 28 was sentenced to three years in prison on charges of racial abuse. She is the first person in South African history to be sentenced for this offense. Momberg has the opportunity to be released in two years if she does not commit the same offense according to the Washington Post.

Host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, who was born and raised in South Africa, spoke to his audience during a break of his show yesterday to talk about the case.

“In South Africa after apartheid ended white people were never punished…” Noah said.

Noah goes on to mention that following apartheid which was the legal separation of races in South Africa, a law famously railed against by Anti-Apartheid activist Nelson Mandela, lawmakers in South Africa made it illegal to use the K-word which Noah claims upset some white people who heard the story and saw this as a violation of free speech. “Just don’t be racist….” Noah says in response to those opposed to the ruling.

The Born a Crime author also jokingly contrasts this situation to if an American Black person were to do the same thing to a white police officer.

“Imagine if a black person in America said like cracker to a white cop 48 times. I would’ve been shocked if they got to 15 before they got shot.”

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CASisDEAD – One Of London’s Finest http://thesource.com/2018/04/04/casisdead-one-of-londons-finest/ http://thesource.com/2018/04/04/casisdead-one-of-londons-finest/#respond Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:52:37 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=435566 From the shadows of London’s underground has emerged a dark silhouette straight into the limelight. CASisDEAD (formerly Castro Saint) has been on a tear in recent years and he ticks all the boxes that an MC in 2018 should do: quality music, visuals, live shows and a cult-like following. If you put the mystery of […]

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From the shadows of London’s underground has emerged a dark silhouette straight into the limelight. CASisDEAD (formerly Castro Saint) has been on a tear in recent years and he ticks all the boxes that an MC in 2018 should do: quality music, visuals, live shows and a cult-like following.

If you put the mystery of MF DOOM, the rawness of the Gravediggaz and the street tales of Raekwon in a blender you would get something like his track “All Hallows.” Produced by frequent Danny Brown collaborator Skywlkr, this song is one of many that is accompanied by a cinematic video. The references in his lyrics are distinctly British yet relatable to everyone, giving the listener a unique take on an all too common theme.

CASisDEAD’s most popular track is “Drugs Don’t Work.” The MssingNo produced track samples the popular “The Drugs Don’t Work” by English rock band The Verve and flips it into a rare heartfelt grime song guaranteed to cause goosebumps by the time the last verse hits you.

Perhaps the most impressive aspect of CASisDEAD’s music is his versatility when it comes to choosing his production. He can seemingly go from hardcore hip-hop with “All Hallows” to textbook grime as heard with “Whats My Name” featuring Giggs, to 80’s pop soundscapes as heard on his Noisey released track “Later.” Artists that have a wide selection of instrumental styles can easily fall into the trap of moulding their sound to suit the style of the track, the thing about Cas is that he keeps his style and makes the beat suit him.

With the only official release under his belt being The Number 23 released in 2013, the majority of Cas’ buzz comes from his videos. As mentioned before, a lot of his visuals feel like you’re watching an 80’s exploitation film. His YouTube channel is a rabbit hole straight into the creative mind of a madman and if you ask him he will tell you that he is a director first, musician second. While his music and videos tide people over at home his translation from your speakers to the stage has earned him several festival spots over the years and it doesn’t seem like slowing down in 2018. Booked to open for Ghostface Killah and Raekwon in London, Parklife festival in Manchester alongside N*E*R*D, A$AP Rocky, Skepta and Lovebox 2018 who’s line up also boasts Childish Gambino, SZA, Diplo, Action Bronson and Big Boi of Outkast.

As for the cult-like following – just check his social media and YouTube and you can see the hundreds of thousands (and growing) that make up a whole community of supporters, friends and fans that are joining the masked man of mystery on this dark journey.

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Tech N9ne Announces Australian and New Zealand Tour http://thesource.com/2018/03/29/tech-n9ne-announces-australian-and-nz-tour/ http://thesource.com/2018/03/29/tech-n9ne-announces-australian-and-nz-tour/#respond Thu, 29 Mar 2018 15:22:57 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=435152 Strange Music founder and multi-platinum selling rapper Tech N9ne has announced another large international tour, this time heading back down to Australia and New Zealand later this year. Tech brings with him long time collaborator and Strange Music signee Krizz Kaliko. Tech N9ne has most recently dropped his 20th solo studio album entitled Planet, featuring […]

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Strange Music founder and multi-platinum selling rapper Tech N9ne has announced another large international tour, this time heading back down to Australia and New Zealand later this year. Tech brings with him long time collaborator and Strange Music signee Krizz Kaliko.

Tech N9ne has most recently dropped his 20th solo studio album entitled Planet, featuring the likes of Machine Gun Kelly, Snow Tha Product, Krizz Kaliko and Jordan Omley. Planet not only topped the US Independent Album charts, but also impressively charted on the wider Billboard charts, proving that his fan base remains strong.

He is widely ranked as the most successful independent hip-hop artist in the world and has had his unique brand of music attached to numerous video games, movies and TV shows over the past two decades. Next month Tech N9ne embarks on a massive 60+ date tour throughout America with Krizz Kaliko, Just Juice, Joey Cool and King ISO until the end of June – again showing and proving his hectic career just doesn’t slow down.

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Cypress Hill And London Symphony Orchestra To Finally Team Up? http://thesource.com/2018/03/28/cypress-hill-and-london-symphony-orchestra-to-finally-team-up/ http://thesource.com/2018/03/28/cypress-hill-and-london-symphony-orchestra-to-finally-team-up/#respond Wed, 28 Mar 2018 14:38:47 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=435049 Ever since the iconic The Simpsons ‘Homerpalooza’ episode 20+ years ago were Cypress Hill teamed up with the London Symphony Orchestra to perform, hip-hop fans have been waiting for the day when the cartoon collaboration becomes reality. Their exchange of tweets last year set the development wheels in motion, and it seems more likely than […]

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Ever since the iconic The SimpsonsHomerpalooza’ episode 20+ years ago were Cypress Hill teamed up with the London Symphony Orchestra to perform, hip-hop fans have been waiting for the day when the cartoon collaboration becomes reality. Their exchange of tweets last year set the development wheels in motion, and it seems more likely than ever that we are edging towards a potential date.

It now looks like this is more likely than ever, with B-Real himself confirming while on tour in Australia this week that they are currently actively speaking with the LSO about performing together Cypress Hill’s sophomore 1993 album Black Sunday, which contained the smash crossover hit “Insane In The Brain.” Black Sunday is their most successful album to date, going #1 in America and earning multiple platinum plaques throughout the world.

While a confirmed tour still appears to be in the planning stages at best, lets hope it can come to fruition in the near future and Cypress Hill can build off the traction that super group Prophets Of Rage have recently developed in their politically powerful songs and shows with B-Real, Chuck D, DJ Lord, and Tom Morello.

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Ice Cube Set to Perform at Sydney Opera House http://thesource.com/2018/03/27/ice-cube-set-to-perform-at-sydney-opera-house/ http://thesource.com/2018/03/27/ice-cube-set-to-perform-at-sydney-opera-house/#respond Tue, 27 Mar 2018 12:35:19 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=434975 Ice Cube has announced that he will play a string of four intimate shows at Australia’s iconic Sydney Opera House, becoming the first rapper to play the famous Concert Hall during Vivid LIVE festival. Cube joins the likes of Solange, Irish rapper Rejjie Snow and dozens of others for the massive annual Light, Music and […]

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Ice Cube has announced that he will play a string of four intimate shows at Australia’s iconic Sydney Opera House, becoming the first rapper to play the famous Concert Hall during Vivid LIVE festival. Cube joins the likes of Solange, Irish rapper Rejjie Snow and dozens of others for the massive annual Light, Music and Ideas festival across Sydney over May and June.

Ice Cube has toured down under on numerous occasions over the years, proving the West Coast legend has maintained a strong and loyal following over the decades as eager as ever to hear from him.

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