Hip Hop collaborations between Australia and America have a long history going back into the 1990s, and below is a selection of the top collabs across the North Pacific Ocean between the two countries released in 2015.
Guilty Simpson prod. Katalyst (0f Quakers) – ‘The D’
The partnership of Detroit’s Guilty Simpson and Australian super producer Katalyst (of Quakers), both on Stones Throw Records, resulted in Katalyst producing all 17 tracks for Guilty Simpson’s 2015 album, Detroit’s Son.
1200 Techniques feat. Ghostface Killah – ‘Flow Is Trouble’
While Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan was touring Australia in December 2014, he stopped by DJ Peril of 1200 Techniques’ studio to write and record Flow Is Trouble and the head nodding beat not only speaks for itself, but lends perfectly to Ghostface’s talents.
Mantra feat. E-Swift and J-Ro of Tha Alkaholiks – ‘Nowhere To Go’
The lead single to Mantra’s latest release Scenefour EP featured the lead single Nowhere to Go featuring both E-Swift and J-Ro of legendary Californian trio Tha Alkaholiks.
Maundz feat. Timeless Truth – ‘High Noon’
Australian emcee Maundz released his 2015 album Nobody’s Business on Crate Cartel / Golden Era Records, and among featuring a who’s who of Australian artists including Hilltop Hoods, Trials, Rob Shaker and Discourse, it also included the collab with Queens duo Timeless Truth.
Hau feat. Oddisee & Syreney – ‘If I Was The Sun’
Koolism founder, national radio host and above all talented emcee, Hau teamed up with Oddisee on his long-awaited debut 2015 solo album The No End Theory on House Of Beige Records.