Sam - @thewriterau

Sam is the Producer of The Lesson w/ DJ Sanchez (hip-hop radio show & TV show based in Melbourne, Australia). We cover Hip Hop music and culture from Australia, NZ and beyond + Battle Rap for The Source. IG- @thewriterau

Lil Wayne Drops Reworked ‘Free Weezy Album’

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Lil Wayne has just dropped a new version of his 2015 Free Weezy Album on all major streaming services via Young Money Records Inc. featuring 12 of the original 16-tracks from the initial release for its fifth anniversary. Its’ now thirteenth and final track is a new release titled ‘We Livin’ Like That’ which features […]

New Nas Music Coming Produced By Hit-Boy

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The one and only King of Queens’ Nas has announced that he is currently working on new music with Californian super producer Hit-Boy in a recent interview with legendary Brooklyn DJ/VJ Ralph McDaniels during Universal Hip Hop Museum and Mass Appeal’s Hip-Hop Loves NY benefit event. Nas also reveals he is also working on another […]

‘Beastie Boys Story’ Documentary Released On Apple TV Today

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Legendary New York group the Beastie Boys have today released their long-awaited live documentary directed by Spike Jonze on Apple TV titled Beastie Boys Story. The innovate near 2-hour stage performance of Mike D and Ad-Rock runs through the iconic groups’ pre-history from the early 1980s until today from their original Hardcore punk roots to […]

Math Hoffa Comes to Drink Champs w/ N.O.R.E and DJ EFN

Brooklyn battle rap legend Math Hoffa passed through N.O.R.E and DJ EFN’s popular Drink Champs podcast a few weeks ago, with the episode just dropping on all platforms yesterday. A very first for the ever increasingly popular Drink Champs podcast, Hoffa is the first battle rapper to make an appearance on the coveted video podcast […]

Westside Gunn Releases New Album ‘Pray For Paris’

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Buffalo, New York rapper Westside Gunn on Roc Nation x Shady Records has today released his new album Pray For Paris on Griselda Records, affiliated with Eminem’s Shady Records. This solo project features 13-tracks with a host of vocal guest features including his older brother Conway the Machine, Joey Bada$$ of Pro Era, his younger […]

Naughty By Nature Release ‘Forgotten Quarantined Archives’ EP

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Legendary New Jersey group Naughty By Nature has released a surprise new 7-track EP titled Forgotten Quarantined Archives. The 29-minute offering additional features both Tah G Ali and Anthony Hamilton with production from Brooklyn duo Da Beatminerz, Terence “Tramp Baby” Abney, Bink! along with the group’s DJ Kay Gee. Opening up their musical vault, these […]

Knxwledge’s New Album ‘1988’ Out This Friday on Stones Throw Records

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Grammy-award winning super-producer Knxwledge has announced that his new album 1988 is being released this Friday, March 27 on eminent independent hip-hop label Stones Throw Records. The new 22-track album from the ever-prolific, now LA-based producer features long-time NxWorries collaborator and Grammy Award-winning rapper Anderson .Paak, Durand Bernarr, and Rose Gold. The esteemed beatmaker who […]

Joyner Lucas Set to Drop New Album ‘ADHD’ Next Friday

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After a year and a half since the first announcement in October 2018, Joyner Lucas is finally set to drop his debut solo studio album ADHD next Friday, March 27, on his own Twenty Nine Music Group label. Lucas has already released five mixtapes, with the latest being a 16-track 508-507-2209 mixtape released three years […]

Jadakiss Set to Drop New Album ‘Ignatius’ This Friday

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NYC rap legend Jadakiss is set to drop his fifth solo studio album Ignatius this Friday on Def Jam/Roc Nation/D-Block. The album is named after his former manager, Ruff Ryder producer/A&R and long-time friend Ignatius “Ice Pick Jay” Jackson who unfortunately passed away from cancer in June 2017 (RIP). This release is set to be […]

Royce Da 5’9″ Announces New Album ‘The Allegory’

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Legendary Detroit wordsmith Royce da 5’ 9″ has recently announced that his new album titled The Allegory will drop later this month. The extensive 22-track project is set to feature the likes of T.I., KXNG Crooked, Westside Gunn, Benny The Butcher, YBN Cordae, G Perico, CyHi The Prynce, Conway The Machine, Kid Vishis amongst others […]

Australia’s Top 10 in 2019

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With another year come and gone full of great releases, we take a quick look back at the year for hip-hop down under in Australia. It proved to be an exceptionally strong one and perhaps the year that hip hop from Australia truly broke out to significant mainstream recognition internationally. Below are ten of the […]

Fabolous Drops ‘Summertime Shootout 3: Coldest Summer Ever’

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Brooklyn legend Fabolous today drops his latest project Summertime Shootout 3: Coldest Summer Ever, his first major release in two years since the critically acclaimed collaborative album Friday on Elm Street with Jadakiss. In typical Fab fashion, his new release is packed heavily with quality features from the likes of Meek Mill, Lil Durk, A […]

Digable Planets Set For Debut Australian Tour

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Legendary Hip-Hop trio Digable Planets make their way down to Australia and New Zealand for the very time next month for a string of highly anticipated shows. Consisting of Butter Fly, Ladybug Mecca, and Doodlebug, Digable Planets are of course most notable for the two classic albums they released in the 90s – the successful […]

BET Champion DNA vs Aye Verb Announced For Volume Card

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Announced yesterday via URLTV’s own dedicated App, Queens’ DNA is set to take on St. Louis’ Aye Verb in a small room setting on Saturday 14 December as the main event for SMACK/URLTV’s newly announced Volume 5 event. The announcement of potentially SMACK / URLTV’s final major small room event for 2019 has two experienced […]

Dave East Gets “Real” With Bronx MC, Goodz Da Animal

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Harlem’s Dave East has teamed up with battle rap icon and Bronx recording artist Goodz for their new track “Real.” East and Goodz’ in-studio chemistry was evident when we got a glimpse of them earlier this year in the studio. Following the now infamous battle between Cassidy vs. Goodz  at SMACK/URLTV’s late April “Resolution”  card, […]