International Music Videos and News – The Source http://thesource.com Latest in Hip Hop, Entertainment, Sports and Film Sat, 17 Nov 2018 18:00:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Australia Artist ChillinIt’s Independent Debut Album Goes #1 http://thesource.com/2018/11/08/australia-artist-chillinits-independent-debut-album-goes-1/ http://thesource.com/2018/11/08/australia-artist-chillinits-independent-debut-album-goes-1/#respond Thu, 08 Nov 2018 08:12:57 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=474183 Far from an overnight success that he may appear to the casual fan, ChillinIt has been patiently developing and honing his craft for many years into one of the most exciting rappers to emerge out of Australia. Getting somewhat of a breakthrough via the influential Hustle Hard TV YouTube some six years ago, the talented […]

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Far from an overnight success that he may appear to the casual fan, ChillinIt has been patiently developing and honing his craft for many years into one of the most exciting rappers to emerge out of Australia. Getting somewhat of a breakthrough via the influential Hustle Hard TV YouTube some six years ago, the talented and versatile Sydney rapper has recently released his excellent debut album “Women, Weed & Wordplay” to widespread critical acclaim and success. With an impressive independent 1.5 million-plus streams with no playlist help or distribution deal in the first week alone, the proof is in the numbers for the versatile wordsmith with the album charting at #1.

Along with contemporaries Wombat, Nerve, Talakai, Shadow, Huskii, Lil Sknow, Mitchos Da Menace, Triple One, TRYL and Skrub, ChillinIt has led the charge for the new generation of skilled emcees to emerge from down under – aided by the excellent work that the affiliated Body Bag Media platform has been able to develop. Building on the style of the independent foundation created by the likes of Kerser, Fraksha, Fortay, and Alex Jones before him, ChillinIt has certainly emerged in the last year or two with a legion of fans and a strong potential to take his refreshing sound truly global. His music has already organically linked him to the UK, scoring a spot on JDZ Media and a collaboration with English grime emcee Kamakaze.

The charismatic ChillinIt oozes star factor and has cultivated a family of fans known as the #420Fam. It is easy to see why he has developed such a rabid following in the recent years, with skills and authenticity on the microphone only matched by his energetic live shows that have many saying are some of the best in the country. There’s no rapping off phones, there’s no stumbling and fumbling his way through live shows just near complete hungry, raw, professionalism. Amassing tens of millions streams/views in the last year or so alone, ChillinIt definitely has the potential to be one of the first rappers from Australia to truly break through to the contemporary American market and has already sparked significant major record label interest. The hungry rapper is keen to showcase his many different styles with lyrical content to match almost any mood.

If reaction videos were a gauge of his potential overseas, he may eventually prove to be as fire globally as he is at home. With a strong, consistent work ethic already in the young talented artist, it will be an interesting few coming months to see how ChillinIt is able to negotiate his increasingly new levels of success which only seems to develop by the hour. A truly talented rapper at the core, Australia is proud that such an artist is leading the charge and expect him to level up again soon. Expect to see him on further major Australasian tour support and festival slots by his own accord soon – before taking the world by storm.

Check his debut album “Women, Weed & Wordplay” streaming now and catch up on his extensive back catalog before it’s a Chill takeover. #420Family

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London-Born Star on the Rise Joanna Releases “Forever Your Lady” http://thesource.com/2018/11/07/london-born-star-on-the-rise-joanna-releases-forever-your-lady/ http://thesource.com/2018/11/07/london-born-star-on-the-rise-joanna-releases-forever-your-lady/#respond Wed, 07 Nov 2018 16:33:34 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=474000 All the way from the south of London comes British-born singer, Joanna. Her musical roots stem from the U.K., where she spent a lot of her time growing her music career. After taking a hiatus from music, once she moved across to United States, she immersed herself into the entertainment business by way of television […]

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All the way from the south of London comes British-born singer, Joanna. Her musical roots stem from the U.K., where she spent a lot of her time growing her music career. After taking a hiatus from music, once she moved across to United States, she immersed herself into the entertainment business by way of television and film. It didn’t take long for her to come to the realization that music was her true destiny. Since embarking on her musical journey, her fans have been graced with her infectious sound and voice through each project she releases.

When it comes to writing her own lyrics, Joanna comes from a poetry- driven background. That’s when you know the lyrics come from the heart, as she pours her soul into her craft. “After I started recording my own songs, I realized it was all in my heart. And, after I released my EP ‘Deeper’ last year, I learned that everything I’ve been through had a purpose behind it,” said the singer. Since the release, she has been pleased to find how many people truly loved the art. Heartbreak is something everyone can relate to, which made “Deeper” such an easy listen.

Joanna’s voice is incredibly smooth, and pulls you in unlike any other. Her music is something you want to vibe out to at night, as it captures a very “chill, sanctuary music” essence. Coming up on her seven year anniversary of living in the states, the artist is excited to release her next major body of work, “When I’m Drunk”. “I am so excited about the future,” said Joanna. “I just released the video for ‘Forever My Lady’, which is a fun song with a darker side than you would usually imagine.” Everyone loves a catchy song about being in love with your person, which is exactly what the song embodies. Joanna is celebrating this new milestone in her career, and so are we.

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Two Men Arrested After Stabbing at Sony Music’s London Headquarters http://thesource.com/2018/11/02/two-men-arrested-after-stabbing-at-sony-musics-london-headquarters/ http://thesource.com/2018/11/02/two-men-arrested-after-stabbing-at-sony-musics-london-headquarters/#respond Fri, 02 Nov 2018 15:52:00 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=473327 Two men have been arrested after a stabbing incident at Sony Music’s HQ in West London. The Metropolitan Police says two men are being treated for non-life threatening injuries after being found with stab wounds at the scene in Derry Street, Kensington. Both men were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and later […]

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Two men have been arrested after a stabbing incident at Sony Music’s HQ in West London.

The Metropolitan Police says two men are being treated for non-life threatening injuries after being found with stab wounds at the scene in Derry Street, Kensington. Both men were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and later taken to the hospital.

A spokesperson for Sony Music has said that the two men worked for the company’s catering team and were involved in a “violent altercation”.

A statement from the Metropolitan Police confirmed, “Police were called at approximately 11:00hrs on Friday, 2 November to reports of an incident on Derry Street, W8. Two men [no further details] were found suffering from stab injuries. They were both arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.”

No one else was charged in connection to the stabbing.

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Arsonal Da Rebel vs. Nu Jerzey Twork Announced For URL’s Summer Madness 8 in London http://thesource.com/2018/10/30/arsonal-da-rebel-vs-nu-jerzey-twork-announced-for-urls-summer-madness-8-in-london/ http://thesource.com/2018/10/30/arsonal-da-rebel-vs-nu-jerzey-twork-announced-for-urls-summer-madness-8-in-london/#respond Tue, 30 Oct 2018 13:28:43 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=472485 The quality announcements keep on coming for SMACK / URLTV’s Summer Madness 8 in London, with Arsonal vs. Nu Jerzey Twork the fourth announcement on an already stacked card on November 10 and came as somewhat of a surprise considering NJT’s recent few months. The Jersey on Jersey battle promises to be a quality match-up, […]

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The quality announcements keep on coming for SMACK / URLTV’s Summer Madness 8 in London, with Arsonal vs. Nu Jerzey Twork the fourth announcement on an already stacked card on November 10 and came as somewhat of a surprise considering NJT’s recent few months. The Jersey on Jersey battle promises to be a quality match-up, with Twork’s performance against fellow Jersey battler Shotgun Suge recently dropping and showing him back at his near best.

This battle will certainly be a landmark test for NJT, facing the aggression and disrespect that has made Arsonal the legendary performer that he is, who is certainly at home on the biggest of stages. NJT has been inconsistent recently, with some below-par performances and no-shows certainly damaging his overall stock by his own admission. What is undeniable is the potential NJT has, and if he is able to show out on URL’s biggest card of the year he may go a long way to being able to redeem himself in the eyes of the fans. If he stumbles again, it may be it for NJT on URL for quite a while (as per fellow-Jersey artist Tsu Surf’s recent Twitter comments referencing Smack).

This will be NJT’s first time battling out of America and will certainly prove to be a very difficult best against a seasoned Arsonal who has battled significantly abroad on multiple leagues, including in London numerous times (memorable clash, in particular, was his highly viewed battle vs. Shotty Horroh on Don’t Flop in 2012). Arsonal is tried and tested, consistent and appears highly motivated for this match-up having requested in particular NJT for SM8 in order to continue to prove his reign as King of Jersey remains despite him jumping in and out of battle rap retirement. Considering the magnitude of the stage, we should expect a fully prepared NJT in London as a lot is riding on this. Will he be able to keep his cool and get three quality, full rounds off with Ars barking in his face though throughout? The stage is set in London for NJT’s greatest test yet, and he could prove himself to be back in contention as one of URL’s top up and comers along with Geechi Gotti and B Dot who have both been extremely consistent of late. If the remaining matchups are as quality as the first four, URL may cement SM8 as being the battle rap card of 2018. Jersey.

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Canadian Rapper Jon James Dies in Music Video Stunt http://thesource.com/2018/10/29/canadian-rapper-jon-james-dies-in-music-video-stunt/ http://thesource.com/2018/10/29/canadian-rapper-jon-james-dies-in-music-video-stunt/#respond Mon, 29 Oct 2018 17:20:15 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=472302 A Canadian rapper has fallen to his death after walking along the wing of a Cessna plane as part of a music video shoot in Vernon, British Columbia. Jon James aka Jon James McMurray, walked to the edge of the wing, causing the aircraft to spiral downwards out of control. McMurray failed to open his […]

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A Canadian rapper has fallen to his death after walking along the wing of a Cessna plane as part of a music video shoot in Vernon, British Columbia.

Jon James aka Jon James McMurray, walked to the edge of the wing, causing the aircraft to spiral downwards out of control.

McMurray failed to open his parachute because he held on to the plane for too long, his manager said. He died on impact in the accident last Saturday.

He was 34 years old.

The rapper was known for his extreme stunts, which he liked to perform in his music videos, and previously jumped out of a plane in a shoot for a song called “The Man.”

With more than 17,000 followers on Instagram, the lyricist from Calgary used his social media accounts to post snippets of his “crazy” and “insane” stunts.

His manager, Ryan Desrochers, said the artist’s passion for music videos and extreme sports went hand-in-hand, adding that McMurray tried to combine his interests with his songs in order to push music “in a new direction”.

The pilot was reportedly able to regain control and land the plane safely.

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All Music Wednesdays: Afrojack and Jewelz & Sparks Feat. Ester Dean – ‘When You’re Gone’ http://thesource.com/2018/10/23/afrojack-jewelz-sparks-when-youre-gone/ http://thesource.com/2018/10/23/afrojack-jewelz-sparks-when-youre-gone/#respond Wed, 24 Oct 2018 02:30:11 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=471494 The combination of Afrojack and Jewelz & Sparks unite for a vibrant dance offering titled "When You're Gone."

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The combination of Afrojack and Jewelz & Sparks unite for a vibrant dance offering titled “When You’re Gone.” The Ester Dean-assisted single evokes the raw emotion of a lover leaving, paired with the uptempo sounds of EDM for a unique offering that is rapidly taking over sets and the ears of listeners.

Afrojack is a Dutch DJ, who just last week was slated at number eight on the top 100 DJs in the world by DJ Magazine. This year’s achievement was the seventh straight year that placed Afrojack in the top 10 of the poll. He is also at the helm of the “Global Remix Battle,” a contest that is seeking new talent worldwide.

The duo of Jewelz & Sparks is German, serving as the key figures in the country’s EDM scene. The two have transitioned their success to headlining sets at key stages such as Ultra Music Festival in Croatia and popular singles that have invigorated their sets and fans wherever they play.

Ester Dean lent her talents to “When You’re Gone” as one of the best pens in music, writing for your favorite artists ranging from Beyonce to Nicki Minaj to Usher to many others in between. You can also catch her on the new show Songland that provides an opportunity to rising songwriters to get their break with a huge hit single.

“When You’re Gone” isn’t the first time this set of DJs have collaborated. Back, in May the Dutch-German team united for a single titled “One More Day,” spawning a tour for Afrojack across Canada and the United States.

Both DJs are leading the genre and use their new release to show why if they are at a festival, club or stage near you, purchasing a ticket is necessary. Listen to “When You’re Gone” below and get lost in the lyric video that matches the groove of the song with eye-alluring imagery.

Add “When You’re Gone” to your personal collection here.

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Iron Solomon vs. T-Top Announced for ‘Summer Madness 8’ on URL in London http://thesource.com/2018/10/19/iron-solomon-vs-t-top-announced-for-summer-madness-8-on-url-in-london/ http://thesource.com/2018/10/19/iron-solomon-vs-t-top-announced-for-summer-madness-8-on-url-in-london/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:37:43 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=470881 Ultimate Rap League has announced the third battle for their first event to be held overseas, in Summer Madness 8 in London. The tried and test veteran that is New York’s Iron Solomon who has a very strong year will face off against the relative underdog T-Top on Saturday 10 November. In a battle that […]

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Ultimate Rap League has announced the third battle for their first event to be held overseas, in Summer Madness 8 in London. The tried and test veteran that is New York’s Iron Solomon who has a very strong year will face off against the relative underdog T-Top on Saturday 10 November. In a battle that is sure to be a test /opportunity for T-Top, Iron Solomon can cement his place back in the top tier with another win.

Having previously battled the likes of Murda Mook, JC, Daylyt, Rum Nitty, Chilla Jones and Danny Myers amongst many others, Iron has well and truly cemented his place in battle rap well before his recent strong streak. T-Top himself has faced off against the likes of Bigg K, JC, Geechi Gotti, Ave, Tsu Surf, Goodz, Math Hoffa, T-Rex, Charlie Clips, Shotgun Suge proving that he can hang on the main stage of a URL Summer Madness with a veteran like Solomon. Sure to be a classic battle and will be interesting to see how they match up on the day on foreign land.

This announcement comes on the back of the Battle of Da Don’s headliner for Summer Madness 8, with Hollow Da Don set to face his name-sake nemesis in JJDD in what is sure to be a heated encounter and is long awaited. Tay Roc vs. Pat Stay has also been announced, peep our preview to the style clash here. With only three battles announced to date for SM8, the card is already looking fire and has sent battle rap fans into a frenzy. It will be interesting to see how all the battle emcees adapt to an away URL crowd in London – now a long, long way away from New York’s home. London fans, tickets available now from here to support the culture and allow battle rap to continue to develop. The Pay Per View is available as usual from http://www.watchbattlelive.com/

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Canada Becomes First Industrialized Nation To Legalize Marijuana http://thesource.com/2018/10/17/canada-becomes-first-industrialized-nation-to-legalize-marijuana/ http://thesource.com/2018/10/17/canada-becomes-first-industrialized-nation-to-legalize-marijuana/#respond Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:10:28 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=470444 Canada became the first industrialized nation to legalize recreational cannabis on Wednesday, but a lawful buzz will be hard to come by in its biggest cities like Toronto and Vancouver, which will have no stores open. Weed enthusiasts in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada’s easternmost province, kicked off the first permissible sales at midnight. Over 100 […]

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Canada became the first industrialized nation to legalize recreational cannabis on Wednesday, but a lawful buzz will be hard to come by in its biggest cities like Toronto and Vancouver, which will have no stores open.

Weed enthusiasts in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada’s easternmost province, kicked off the first permissible sales at midnight. Over 100 people braved the cold and wind in the province’s capital St. John’s, lining up outside a Tweed-branded store owned by Canopy Growth Corp., the world’s most recognized cannabis producer.

Canopy’s Chief Executive Bruce Linton rang in the first sales to residents Ian Power and Nikki Rose.

“I came out tonight to be the first person in Canada to purchase the first legal gram of recreational cannabis, to help see the end of prohibition in Canada finally,” Power said.

The day was historic for the country as adult Canadians will be able to legally smoke recreational marijuana after nearly a century-long ban, however, many provincial governments’ approval of only a small number of shops so far, and a shortage of weed supplied to these stores, means most Canadians’ first toke on Wednesday will likely be of illegal weed.

Despite the dearth of stores in Canada’s biggest cities, consumers can buy legal marijuana online, from provincial governments or licensed retailers, although delivery will take a few days.

Other countries around the world, many of whom are just approving medical marijuana, are watching Canada’s recreational legalization, which combines federal rules with varying provincial regulations.

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2018 Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Award Nominees Announced http://thesource.com/2018/10/15/2018-australian-recording-industry-association-aria-award-nominees-announced/ http://thesource.com/2018/10/15/2018-australian-recording-industry-association-aria-award-nominees-announced/#respond Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:27:50 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=469969 The five nominees for Australia’s industry voted annual Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards have been announced for “Best Urban Release.” Familiar hip-hop faces in Hilltop Hoods, Esoterik of Bliss N Eso and 360 all received nominations, as did R&B/Soul singer Mojo Juju. Somewhat surprisingly, independent Sydney rapper Kerser was not overlooked this year and […]

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The five nominees for Australia’s industry voted annual Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards have been announced for “Best Urban Release.” Familiar hip-hop faces in Hilltop Hoods, Esoterik of Bliss N Eso and 360 all received nominations, as did R&B/Soul singer Mojo Juju. Somewhat surprisingly, independent Sydney rapper Kerser was not overlooked this year and finally received a much-deserved nomination after many years of being unfairly ignored.

Australia’s undisputable independent king of hip-hop in Campbelltown-bred rapper Kerser has finally been recognized by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and nominated for Best Urban Release for his seventh solo studio album “Engraved In The Game” that dropped last November. Despite his previous six albums all charting, selling well and providing a self-made platform to tour the country independently all made off his own back, an ARIA nomination had alluded him until now somehow. Kerser has proven to be one of the most influential music artists of any genre in Australia over the last decade, coming from local rap battles to selling out his own major tours like no one before him has and inspiring a new generation to rap.

With a change in requirements and name of what can be nominated this year, we see the ARIA award for this category changing from “Best Urban Album” as it has been since 2010 to “Best Urban Release” as it previously was from 2004 – 2009. This change in rules allows two releases to be in the running for consideration this year that would not have otherwise been possible. Those include the 8/9-track “My Astral Plane” E.P. by Esoterik (of Bliss N Eso) and Hilltop Hoods’ excellent single release featuring Adrian Eagle “Clark Griswold”.

The five nominees for this year’s Best Urban Release award are;

– 360’s “Vintage Modern” album on Forthwrite / EMI Australia (Album)

A comeback album of sorts, 360’s 17-track album featuring Pez, Seth Sentry, I.E., Travy P and Hein Cooper was released late last October. It is his fourth solo studio album since his debut album “What You See Is What You Get” was released in March 2008 on Soulmate Records. It was not until late-2010 that his career really started to significantly develop commercially, with the release of the single “Just Got Started” featuring Pez going Gold as well as charting at #59. A number of Platinum-selling singles followed, as well as two ARIA-nominated albums in “Falling & Flying” (2012) and “Utopia” (2014). 360 was relatively quiet on the music front since late-2014 until he came back with a bang in mid-2017. A solid and widely well-received album, 360 is a strong contender to potentially take out the ARIA award this year along with Kerser.

– Hilltop Hoods ”Clark Griswold” feat. Adrian Eagle (Single)

A single-track release from the kings of hip-hop from Australasia in the Hilltop Hoods was enough to earn them a nomination this year. This is their sixth nomination (having won with each of the previous five ARIA nominations in this category) and their first non-album nomination since taking out Best Urban Release in 2006 for their “The Hard Road” Album. They followed it up with wins with “The Hard Road: Restrung” (2007), “State of the Art” (2009), “Drinking from the Sun” (2012) and “Walking Under Stars” (2014) with all of the original releases going #1 and 2x Platinum, with the exception of The Hard Road which has earned Platinum itself so far.

Despite being an excellent song with a notable feature chorus from the talented Adrian Eagle, it does seem hard to objectively compare singles to albums in this newly reconstructed ARIA category.

– Esoterik “My Astral Plane” (E.P.).

The eight-track plus opening interlude EP on Flight Deck / Mushroom Group is Esoterik’s of multiple award-winning, 2x Diamond selling group “Bliss N Eso” debut solo release. It also features James Crooks, ASTA, Spazzy D, imbi the girl and Ev Jones. Released back in May, the EP spawned the two single “Bless Up” and “Be Like You” featuring ASTA, with the latter attracting an official KLP Remix.

– Mojo Juju “Native Tongue” on ABC Music / Universal (Album).

The excellent 16-track album released in late August is her first release since 2015’s 12-track “Seeing Red/Feeling Blue” album. “Native Tongue” debuted at #76 on the ARIA Chart upon release in its first week . The project features the talents of Lay the Mystic, Joshua Tavares and the excellent Pasefika Victoria Choir on the lead single “Native Tongue”.

The lack of a stand-alone category in the ARIA awards for “Best Soul/R&B Album” means that Mojo Juju is up against four hip-hop artists for Best Urban Release this year. In years to come it is likely that the Best Urban Release category will finally be split into two separate categories in Best Hip Hop Release and Best Soul/R&B Release. The lack of a category for Best Funk Release, Best Folk Release, Best World Release further makes it difficult for artists in these genres to also break through and win an ARIA award.

– Kerser “Engraved In The Game” on the independent ABK Records (Album).

Kerser’s 15-track “Engraved In The Game” album is his seventh solo studio album self-released in seven years and features his ABK Records label mates RATES and Jay UF, long-time collaborator Fortay (of At Large Productions) as well as talented singer Alicia Renee. The album was produced by Allrounda.

The past year has shown Kerser remains consistently strong and also spawned arguably the biggest American – Australian hip-hop single collaboration ever with “Total Concentration” featuring Future, Young Buck of G-Unit and Kerser all dropping verses over a Ghosts In The Room beat. Officially Australia’s most viewed rapper on YouTube at nearly 200 million, next year promises to be even bigger than this year with his eighth album set to drop in February, a national tour set for March/April and further potential for Kerser to develop in international markets in New Zealand, Europe, America and the UK all on the horizon. Kerser and 360 with strong album releases appear to be the two clear standout favorites to battle for this year’s award and it appears we may see a new 10th ARIA award winner for this category.

Only once has a single song won the ARIA award for Best Urban Release, in Melbourne R&B singer Daniel Merriweather’s “She’s Got Me” second non-album single off his debut Promotional EP “Merriweather” back in 2005. An EP has never been nominated previously and a single has not been nominated since Bliss N Eso’s 2006 “Up Jump The Boogie” produced by LA’s DJ Hoppa that was the lead single to their second studio album “Day Of The Dog” on Illusive Sounds. Despite dozens of nominations from New South Wales and Sydney artists over the last 14 years, only Bliss N Eso (2008) has managed to take out the top prize with their third album “Flying Colours” a decade ago.

Last year’s ARIA winners were A.B. Original (Briggs and Trials of Funkoars) with their excellent debut album “Reclaim Australia” on Golden Era Records / Bad Apples Music, fending off tough competition from Tkay Maidza, Remi, Thundamentals, and Illy. The other eight different winners for Best Urban Release since its inception in 2004 include Drapht (x2), Seth Sentry, Hilltop Hoods (5 wins from five nominations), Illy, M-Phazes, Bliss N Eso, Daniel Merriweather, and Koolism. Before there was an exclusive Best Urban Release or Best Urban Album Categories, Melbourne hip-hop legends 1200 Techniques in 2002 won the ARIA award for “Best Independent Release” with the lead single “Karma” from their debut studio album “Choose One”. 1200 Techniques were hugely influential in being the first hip-hop act in Australia to win an ARIA and subsequently broke down many barriers for hip-hop in Australia.

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Eminem, Lil Wayne, Logic, Hilltop Hoods and Thundamentals Dominating Album Charts in Australia http://thesource.com/2018/10/12/eminem-lil-wayne-logic-hilltop-hoods-and-thundamentals-dominating-album-charts-in-australia/ http://thesource.com/2018/10/12/eminem-lil-wayne-logic-hilltop-hoods-and-thundamentals-dominating-album-charts-in-australia/#respond Fri, 12 Oct 2018 13:51:13 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=469706 Strong album debuts on the Australian Urban Album Chart by both Lil Wayne and Logic were not enough to knock Eminem’s Kamikaze off the top spot, which he has occupied since debuting their five weeks ago. Tha Carter V debuted at #2, just ahead of Logic’s YSIV at #3 and represents a re-entry for both […]

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Strong album debuts on the Australian Urban Album Chart by both Lil Wayne and Logic were not enough to knock Eminem’s Kamikaze off the top spot, which he has occupied since debuting their five weeks ago. Tha Carter V debuted at #2, just ahead of Logic’s YSIV at #3 and represents a re-entry for both of them into the Australian charts. Wayne also has six songs from Tha Carter V currently in the Single Charts, a feat only matched by Eminem and Drake.

Eminem continues to reign supreme, with a further four albums on this Top 40 Album chart demonstrating his continued longevity down under. His 2002 classic The Eminem Show is the highest selling Hip-Hop album ever in Australia, being one of the only rap albums to achieve Diamond certification locally as well. The Eminem Show is the highest selling hip-hop album worldwide with over 27 million units sold, ahead of his The Marshall Mathers LP album at 21+ million copies sold since 2000. Eminem also has the two top-selling hip-hop albums of all-time in America with these two landmark releases as well.

On the domestic front, Thundamentals remain in the top 30 after their new fifth studio album “I Love Songs” debuted impressively at #5 last week and features the talents of Eves Karydas and the rising superstar that is Adrian Eagle. With ten years deep in the game now, Thundamentals continue to hit their stride and show no signs of slowing up with an ongoing packed touring schedule that has helped them develop such a wide fan base.

Australia’s hip-hop kings Hilltop Hoods also remain in the top 30 with solid sales of their latest Platinum-certified album release Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung continuing despite being on the album charts for over the last two and a half years – a testament to the legacy they have built for themselves over the years.

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Australian Hip-Hop Icon Pegz Releases New Album ‘Equilibrium’ with Silent Titan http://thesource.com/2018/10/08/australian-hip-hop-icon-pegz-releases-new-album-equilibrium-with-silent-titan/ http://thesource.com/2018/10/08/australian-hip-hop-icon-pegz-releases-new-album-equilibrium-with-silent-titan/#respond Mon, 08 Oct 2018 13:23:49 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=468923 Melbourne’s Pegz has released a long-awaited new 9-track album with producer Silent Titan titled Equilibrium last week. The impressive 38-minute offering released on Brisbane’s legendary Hydrofunk Records (Resin Dogs, Blunted Stylus) features Jace XL, DJ Cost was long in the making and a somewhat unexpected release when it finally dropped. Silent Titan is a well-established, […]

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Melbourne’s Pegz has released a long-awaited new 9-track album with producer Silent Titan titled Equilibrium last week. The impressive 38-minute offering released on Brisbane’s legendary Hydrofunk Records (Resin Dogs, Blunted Stylus) features Jace XL, DJ Cost was long in the making and a somewhat unexpected release when it finally dropped. Silent Titan is a well-established, talented producer / DJ from Australia having worked with Thundamentals, Prince Po of Organized Konfusion while Pegz is one of the most important figures in hip-hop to emerge from Australia yet.

Coming up as a young graffiti artist before beginning to rap in the early 90’s, Pegz then known as Pegasus had an early track featured on a release from the hugely influential Melbourne hip-hop label Nuffsaid Recordings. Upon starting to work at a then-emerging hip hop shop/record label called “Obese Records”, Pegz released his debut self-titled EP Pegasus in 2001 that really kick-started a prolific next decade that had not been seen before on such a scale.

Before Pegz released his classic debut album Capricorn Cat back in 2003, he had purchased the Obese Records shop he was working at and had continued to significantly develop the release side of the emerging business. With landmark, early releases from the likes of Brad Strut (Lyrical Commission / Unkut Recordings), Hilltop Hoods, Reason, Funkoars, Bias B, Hunter & Dazastah as well as the Culture of Kings compilation releases, Obese Records had positioned itself nationally as having a significant market reach at the time. Local Australian-made hip-hop at the time was just beginning to find a larger market audience and commercial acceptance off the back of Resin Dogs, Downsyde and 1200 Techniques influential local releases / festival appearances, and the Obese Records releases of Culture of Kings Volume 2 compilation and especially Hilltop Hoods’ The Calling smashed through the glass ceiling that appeared to exist then.

With Obese Records now on fire throughout the mid-2000’s with a string of quality releases, Pegz released his own acclaimed albums in “Axis” (2005) and “Burn City” (2007) to great success. The 14-track Axis features Hilltop Hoods, Hyjak N Torcha, Oregon’s Debaser, was largely produced by Plutonic Lab and certainly cemented Pegz in the scene as a talented emcee. His latter Burn City released in late-2007 featured Vents, Drapht, The Funkoars, Illy, Muph and Cali’s Planet Asia and proved to be commercially more successful peaking at #70 on the ARIA Album Chart, #10 on the ARIA Urban Album Chart and #4 on the ARIA Hitseekers Albums chart as the audience widened.

Following Burn City, Pegz developed a trio group called “Gully Platoon” with Joe New and Dialectrix (both formerly of Down Under Beats Crew). They dropped a 14-track album in mid-2009 on Obese Records called “The Great Divide” featuring DJ 2 Buck, Plutonic Lab, future members of the current award-winning group Remi and reached #5 on the local independent Top 20 Album charts and #18 on the ARIA Top 40 Urban Album charts. This period continued a string of successful and critically acclaimed releases on his Obese Records including Drapht “Brothers Grimm” (2008), Muph & Plutonic “…And Then Tomorrow Came” (2008), M-Phazes “Good Gracious” (2010), Mantra “Power Of The Spoken (2010) and Bias B “Biaslife” (2011) amongst others.

By the time Pegz’s fourth solo album perfectly titled as “Drama” dropped in 2011, Obese Records in retrospect had somewhat hit a high watermark. The leading group from Obese Records in Hilltop Hoods had left and gone independent forming Golden Era Records, the physical record pressing arm of the business had closed down and his large influence had led to some concerns of Obese monopolizing the rapidly developing local hip-hop market. “Drama” largely marked Pegz exit from hip-hop as an active rapper, leading him to focus more on the label aspect, management and distribution arms of Obese Records.

Pegz legacy as both an emcee and through Obese Records is of incredible importance to hip hop’s development and wider embracement it now enjoys throughout Australia. This recent EP drop with Silent Titan was more than a welcomed surprise and re-opens the door to continuing the Pegz story – or closes it again. Time will tell, but the messages touched on throughout Equilibrium are timely in a musical landscape that has changed so much in recent years. Stay tuned to The Source for an upcoming article on Obese Records – Australia’s most influential hip-hop record label to date.

Thanks Pegz.

Pegz & Silent Titan’s new Equilibrium album out now.

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Pat Stay to Battle Tay Roc on URL’s Summer Madness 8 in London http://thesource.com/2018/10/08/pat-stay-to-battle-tay-roc-on-urls-summer-madness-8-in-london/ http://thesource.com/2018/10/08/pat-stay-to-battle-tay-roc-on-urls-summer-madness-8-in-london/#respond Mon, 08 Oct 2018 13:20:22 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=468920 Canada’s talented and imposing yet hilarious Pat Stay is set to battle URL’s top gunner, Tay Roc on SMACK/ URL’s Summer Madness 8. This card will be the league’s first ever abroad event held in London on Saturday, November 10th. Since the Don’t Flop (UK’s most dominant battle rap platform) hit a low a couple […]

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Canada’s talented and imposing yet hilarious Pat Stay is set to battle URL’s top gunner, Tay Roc on SMACK/ URL’s Summer Madness 8. This card will be the league’s first ever abroad event held in London on Saturday, November 10th. Since the Don’t Flop (UK’s most dominant battle rap platform) hit a low a couple of years ago, leaving the British battle climate ripe to have other platforms emerge. One example is Canadian league King Of The Dot (KOTD), who has teamed up with Chalked Out to fill this gap. You know who is else looking to at least test the waters? SMACK/URL, the #1 English speaking league in the world.

Pat Stay ascension to the URL has been a long, patient road. Many believe it is overdue because he has put the work in. Stay has had classic battles on KOTD with many of the top battlers in the culture: Arsonal, Hollow Da Don, Dizaster, Head I.C.E, Math Hoffa, Charlie Clips, Daylyt, Bigg K, Serius Jones and a heated encounter with Calicoe. He has battled DNA on UDUBB, Aye Verb and Danny Myers on RBE, and both  John John Da Don and Tony D on the UK’s Don’t Flop. Battling artists that have been known to win on URL should give him insight on what to expect that Summer Madness stage (albeit a different dynamic as no one knows if the URL European fanbase differs across the pond).

If Pat Stay is able to have a strong performance versus Tay Roc next month, the demand for him to make his URL debut in America will be hard to ignore. And perhaps, we could expect to see him on a URL New York stage early next year. Pat Stay’s comedic ability is likely to play in his favor in England, but if Roc is able to get in his bag and rebuttal with unexpected jokes of his own it could hit twice as hard and turn the battle around possibly.

Anything can happen with these two.

While Tay Roc has proven over the years to be nearly unbeatable on URL in New York (having battled nearly every top name), some would say he has been less convincing on the road. His battle against Dizaster in LA was not his best performance. Also, despite being booed by an attentive and at times hostile Houston crowd when he battled Goodz, he still took away a 2-1 debatable win. Those domestic battles have done little to alter how anyone looks at Roc as a champion. But his battle against the Canadian born, Charron is one that people are pointing to as caution for The Gun Bar King. Tay Roc had a very difficult battle versus the KOTD/Wild ’N Out’s star on UDUBB.  Fans will look at Pat Stay and Charron as similar types of opponents. That would be pedestrian, as both emcees bring entirely different swag to the table. The only things that are similar is that they are funny, white and from Canada.

Another thing to note is that this will be his first ever international battle for Roc. And to go against the seasoned traveler Pat Stay will prove to be a difficult match-up, particularly in front of the much more neutral London crowd.

Salute to Tay Roc for taking a challenging and possibly awkward battle here. Roc has been developing his pen and pushing himself to be more than just the Gun Bar King. This battle represents a real opportunity for Roc to showcase the creative writing ability and personality.  Real Talk: despite his age, Roc is a bonafide vet, seasoned over the last 14+ years. Fans and critics need to remember that, as Roc’s superpower tends to make people cast him as the underdog. If Tay Roc is able to overcome what he has called himself his “biggest challenge yet” in a multi-faceted and adaptable Pat Stay in London, the case for Roc to be etched on Battle Rap’s Mt. Rushmore increases.

The announcement comes on the back of the Battle of Da Don’s headliner for Summer Madness 8, with Hollow Da Don set to face his name-sake nemesis in John John Da Don in what is sure to be a heated encounter and is long awaited. With only two battles announced to date for SM8, the card is already looking fire and has sent battle rap fans into a frenzy. It will be interesting to see how all the battle emcees adapt to an away URL crowd in London – now a long, long way away from New York’s home.

London fans, tickets available now from here to support the culture and allow battle rap to continue to develop. The Pay Per View is available as usual from http://www.watchbattlelive.com/

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Afrobeats is the Furthering the Music Landscape of Nigeria http://thesource.com/2018/10/05/afrobeats-is-the-future-of-furthering-the-music-landscape-of-nigeria/ http://thesource.com/2018/10/05/afrobeats-is-the-future-of-furthering-the-music-landscape-of-nigeria/#respond Fri, 05 Oct 2018 21:14:46 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=468844 Afrobeats music is becoming insanely popular and the support behind the genre can assist in bringing resources for the music industry that it derives. Quartz Africa details the Nigerian stars such as Wizkid and Davido have extended them beyond Africa into parts of Europe and North America. Evident of the expansion, WizKid has worked with […]

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Afrobeats music is becoming insanely popular and the support behind the genre can assist in bringing resources for the music industry that it derives. Quartz Africa details the Nigerian stars such as Wizkid and Davido have extended them beyond Africa into parts of Europe and North America.

Evident of the expansion, WizKid has worked with some of North America’s biggest stars such as Drake, Wale and more, notching high charting singles and large sales.

The belief of the take-off of the sound is the spread of Nigerian culture across the world and in turn showing that the African country is a hub for talent and desirable sound. The demand and interest have led to the headquarters of major music corporations.

For a full breakdown on the impact of Nigerian culture and Afrobeats music, along with a playlist visit Quartz Africa here.

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Interpol Chief Meng Hongwei Disappears After Trip to China http://thesource.com/2018/10/05/interpol-chief-meng-hongwei-disappears-after-trip-to-china/ http://thesource.com/2018/10/05/interpol-chief-meng-hongwei-disappears-after-trip-to-china/#respond Fri, 05 Oct 2018 15:29:18 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=468679 The head of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, has reportedly been missing since a visit to China last week. Meng has not been seen or heard from since his trip at the end of September and French authorities have now opened an investigation into his whereabouts, according to German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle. Meng Hongwei’s wife reported […]

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The head of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, has reportedly been missing since a visit to China last week.

Meng has not been seen or heard from since his trip at the end of September and French authorities have now opened an investigation into his whereabouts, according to German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

Meng Hongwei’s wife reported Friday that she had not heard from her 64-year-old husband since he left Lyon, France, where Interpol is based, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to provide details of an ongoing investigation.

The French official said Meng did arrive in China. There was no further word on Meng’s schedule in China or what prompted his wife to wait until now to report his absence.

Meng was elected president of Interpol in November 2016. His term runs until 2020.

Interpol is yet to comment on the reported disappearance.

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Pussy Riot Member Released From Hospital Following Poisoning http://thesource.com/2018/09/27/pussy-riot-member-released-from-hospital-following-poisoning/ http://thesource.com/2018/09/27/pussy-riot-member-released-from-hospital-following-poisoning/#respond Thu, 27 Sep 2018 04:21:31 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=467201 Pussy Riot member Peter Verzilov has been released from a German hospital following two weeks of treatment for poisoning. The activist was hospitalized in a critical condition after falling ill in Russia earlier this month. His friends and family, including fellow Pussy Riot members, suspected he had been poisoned. Doctors later confirmed their suspicions. Pussy […]

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Pussy Riot member Peter Verzilov has been released from a German hospital following two weeks of treatment for poisoning.

The activist was hospitalized in a critical condition after falling ill in Russia earlier this month. His friends and family, including fellow Pussy Riot members, suspected he had been poisoned. Doctors later confirmed their suspicions.

Pussy Riot took to Twitter today to announce that Verzilov has now left the hospital.

Verzilov fell ill after attending a court hearing for the group’s Veronika Nikulshina. He passed out and felt like he was losing his eyesight when he regained consciousness.

According to a statement issued by Pussy Riot, doctors from the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin hospital confirmed that it was their medical belief that Verzilov had been poisoned in Moscow.

Verzilov was one of four Pussy Riot members jailed after invading the pitch during the World Cup Final in July. They were sentenced to 15-days in prison and banned from attending sporting events for three years.

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Going International: Jhené Aiko On Tour in New Zealand and Australia http://thesource.com/2018/09/21/going-international-jhene-aiko-on-tour-in-new-zealand-and-australia/ http://thesource.com/2018/09/21/going-international-jhene-aiko-on-tour-in-new-zealand-and-australia/#respond Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:41:00 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=466035 Talented LA singer-songwriter Jhené Aiko has made her way down to New Zealand and Australia this week for a string of major shows. Having collaborated extensively with the likes of YG, Kendrick, J.Cole, Vince Staples, Logic, Common, Drake, Childish Gambino,  2 Chainz amongst many others, Jhené hits Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney. She took the musical […]

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Talented LA singer-songwriter Jhené Aiko has made her way down to New Zealand and Australia this week for a string of major shows. Having collaborated extensively with the likes of YG, Kendrick, J.Cole, Vince Staples, Logic, Common, Drake, Childish Gambino,  2 Chainz amongst many others, Jhené hits Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney.

She took the musical world by storm with the release of her #1 charting debut studio solo EP Sail Out on Def Jam in late 2013 that went Gold. It contained the two hit singles “Bed Peace” featuring Childish Gambino that went Gold itself and the widely highly charting “The Worst” which went Platinum. She has since gone on to produce a string of successful album including 2014 “Souled Out” the collaboration project with Big Sean titled Twenty88 and most recently the solo “Trip” that dropped a year ago. She has steadily featured on many hugely successful and diverse singles in recent years, opening her up to various audiences and cementing her as one of the most exciting artists to watch. A solidified star home and abroad now.

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On Tour: Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko Hit Australia http://thesource.com/2018/09/09/on-tour-tech-n9ne-and-krizz-kaliko-hit-australia/ Mon, 10 Sep 2018 03:12:02 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=463802 This week Strange Music Inc’s Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko make their way to Australia yet again for a string of shows across all major capital cities. Just last week both of their New Zealand shows were sold out in advance, highlighting just how popular Tech has remained throughout the years internationally. Tech N9ne is […]

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This week Strange Music Inc’s Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko make their way to Australia yet again for a string of shows across all major capital cities. Just last week both of their New Zealand shows were sold out in advance, highlighting just how popular Tech has remained throughout the years internationally.

Tech N9ne is widely ranked as one 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 with Strange Music Inc. He most recently released 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.

Immediately following their Australian tour, Tech and Krizz make their way to Hawaii before they both embark on their extensive “Independent Grind 2018” tour with Futuristic, Dizzy Wright and Mackenzie Nicole (selected dates). The 49-date tour starts October 6 and runs almost back-to-back throughout America until its culmination on December 1. Tech may have announced plans for retiring in the coming years, but he certainly shows no signs of slowing up as he continues his jam-packed touring schedule which is almost second to none with well over 120+ shows this year alone. Technicians be ready – he’s most certainly coming to a city near you soon.

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Bow Wow Set to Tour New Zealand and Australia http://thesource.com/2018/09/09/bow-wow-set-to-tour-new-zealand-and-australia/ Mon, 10 Sep 2018 03:07:42 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=463804 Rapper / Actor Bow Wow aka Shad Moss is about to embark on an extensive 13-date tour of Australia and New Zealand, taking in all major cities and many regional centers over September and early October with Lucky URBN. Bow Wow has previously toured Australia on multiple occasions including in 2017, 2015, 2012 and in […]

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Rapper / Actor Bow Wow aka Shad Moss is about to embark on an extensive 13-date tour of Australia and New Zealand, taking in all major cities and many regional centers over September and early October with Lucky URBN. Bow Wow has previously toured Australia on multiple occasions including in 2017, 2015, 2012 and in 2011 (w/ Snoop Dogg, The Game, Nelly, Busta Rhymes, DJ Nino Brown, Fat Joe plus more for the Supafest concert to ur). Well and truly out of rap retirement, Bow Wow has released a string of new music film clips in recent months – watch below.

Bow Wow then returns back to America for the 11-date arena So So Def 25th Anniversary CULTURAL CURREN$Y Tour w/ Jermaine Dupri, Xscape, Da Brat, Jagged Edge, Anthony Hamilton, Bone Crusher, Youngbloodz, Dem Franchize Boyz and J-Kwon throughout October and early November. This anniversary tour builds off the back of the recently released compilation, “Jermaine Dupri Presents So So Def 25”.

Bow Wow recently released the song “Too Real” with Sydney DJ / producer DJ Williwith the film clip filmed on location in Sydney – check it out below.

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HOT 97’s On The Reggae And Soca Tip 2018 Featuring Elephant Man, Konshens, Kranium And More http://thesource.com/2018/08/28/hot-97s-on-the-reggae-and-soca-tip-2018-featuring-elephant-man-konshens-kranium-and-more/ Tue, 28 Aug 2018 18:52:02 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=461951 HOT 97’s On Da Reggae & Soca Tip is back on Friday, August 31st at The Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island! New York’s biggest reggae, dancehall and soca party of the year for 20 years running! Featuring performances from Dovey Magnum, Tifa, Masicka, Kranium, Nailah Blackman, Shal Marshall, Ding Dong, Aidonia, Konshens and Elephant Man! […]

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HOT 97’s On Da Reggae & Soca Tip is back on Friday, August 31st at The Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island!

New York’s biggest reggae, dancehall and soca party of the year for 20 years running! Featuring performances from Dovey Magnum, Tifa, Masicka, Kranium, Nailah Blackman, Shal Marshall, Ding Dong, Aidonia, Konshens and Elephant Man!

Also, on the 1s and 2s will be HOT 97’s DJ Young Chow, Bobby & Jabba, Shani Kulture and the entire HOT 97 family.

This monumental event will take place in Coney Island, Brooklyn on August 31 at the Ford Amphitheater.

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Red Bull’s Culture Clash 2018: Kranium Anticipates And Achieves Win With DJ Self And His Frequent Flyers Crew http://thesource.com/2018/08/26/red-bulls-culture-clash-2018-kranium-anticipates-and-achieves-win-with-dj-self-and-his-frequent-flyers-crew/ Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:52:42 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=461450 With reality show regular DJ Self and web series star/comedian Majah Hype on your team, is losing even an option? Red Bull reggae sensation Kranium thinks not. As a matter of fact, the Frequent Flyers crew pulled off an upsetting victory against hometown favorite Zaytoven and his Zaytown Global crew in the Red Bull’s 2018 […]

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With reality show regular DJ Self and web series star/comedian Majah Hype on your team, is losing even an option? Red Bull reggae sensation Kranium thinks not.

As a matter of fact, the Frequent Flyers crew pulled off an upsetting victory against hometown favorite Zaytoven and his Zaytown Global crew in the Red Bull’s 2018 Culture Clash this weekend in Atlanta.

This year’s crews included Zaytoven with Zaytown Global, Mija & Kenny Beats with Don’t Think, Kranium with Frequent Flyers, and Fuego with Fireboy Sound.

While sitting in the Atlanta’s Clermont Lounge with his seven-year-old daughter Harmony, the “Nobody Has To Know’ crooner knew the importance of getting the ‘W’ this year, since the dancehall scene is based in the “sound clash” culture and no matter the industry, everybody loves a winner.

“Clashing is all about being ahead of them,” the 27-year-old entertainer says. “This whole this is going in there and…it’s war. Once it’s on, it’s on after we talk about what we talk about.’ Kranium also admits that he was very careful when choosing his crew. “I go by aggressiveness and people I know that’s sharp and very quick. They’re all trash talkers.”

Sitting to Kranium’s right is comic and Money And Violence star, who knows his role in “Team Kranium” and asserts that comedy is necessary to win over the capacity crowd expected at 787 Windsor Street. His funnyman persona kept the crowd’s attention while Kranium, DJ Polish, Noah and Power 105 DJ Self each brought their own flavor that was more than enough to bring the trophy back to NYC. “Being an authentic Caribbean person, that’s what we wanted here. No Luke Cage business going on here, so we linked up and made it happen. We just unstoppable. And we’re from New York. That’s it.” He adds, “This whole Red Bull thing. There’s so many entities to it. Like with DJ Self of Power 105…”

Self swiftly, but jokingly interjects, saying that “they just need one token Yankee..” as everyone added on their laughter.

The most visible of the Rotten Apple-based squad is Love And Hip Hop New York reality star DJ Self. While he jokes about a friend’s R. Kelly-like sexual experience, His mere appearance on the corner stage with the Jamaican flag backdrop sent the fans from the five boroughs into a frenzy. He explains how the Voltron concept is what brought the Frequent Flyers clan the victory in one of the most eclectic music events of 2018. “I think Kranium wanted to form a Voltron, so he just got great elements from all around the city and put us all together and I think that’s where I fit. I would call myself the right leg.”

Culture Clash is more than a competition. it is a fusion of urban cultural genres of music, that serves each fan’s unique audible palette. The Red Bull Music powered sound clash is unprecedented in its concept, only to be rivaled by large music festivals such as Afro Punk sans the competitive aspect.

Several of ATL’s most legendary rappers and personalities stopped by throughout the night, including Pastor Troy, Derez Deshon, Gorilla Zoe, Trillville, TJ Kravitz, Mavado and Archie Eversole.

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