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Meek Mill’s ‘Championships’ Debuts at #4 in Australia

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Meek Mill’s fourth studio album Championships recently released on Atlantic Records and Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group has debuted at an impressive #4 in Australia on the official ARIA charts. The highly anticipated 19-track album debuted at #1 in both Canada and America, as well as charting strongly throughout Europe, becoming the prolific Philadelphia rapper’s […]

2018 Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Award Nominees Announced

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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 […]

Australia’s Hilltop Hoods Back to America and Canada

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Australia’s leading Hip-Hop trio Hilltop Hoods are heading back to the U.S. and Canada for a string of shows throughout November and December. After their successful European tour in the middle of the year, they are now playing thirteen shows (seven in America and six in Canada) over the busy sixteen-day period. Having collaborated with […]

A Round Up Of The Latest Hip Hop From Australia

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Last month saw a number of excellent Hip Hop releases from Australia. From heavyweight group the Hilltop Hoods Remix EP, to renowned beatboxer Tom Thum, American-Australian collaborations, One Sixth‘s chilling take on racism in Australia, heavy hitting tracks from REMI and Must Volkoff + Dialect as well as more commercially popular tracks such as Illy‘s current Australian […]

The Top Of This Week’s “Urban” ARIA Charts In Australia

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This week’s “Urban” Album and Single ARIA Charts in Australia show that Drake and Beyoncé continue to sell heavily across both charts, while an interesting album trend in Australia is that there are three relatively old R&B compilation albums in the Top 8 Urban Album Charts again. ScHoolboy Q’s new album Blank Face LP maintains […]

A Look At Last Year’s Top 10 Selling “Urban” Albums In Australia

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The Top 10 Selling Urban Albums from last year on the ARIA Charts (Australian Record Industry Association, Billboard-equivalent) were split between Canadian, UK, Australian and American artists. America came out on top with five of the top 10, two from Canada, two local Australian releases and one from the UK. The Top 5 in particular […]

Are These Australia’s Top 5 Hip Hop Releases From 2015?

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Last year was a big year for Hip Hop in Australia with a stack of quality releases. Here’s a quick Top 5 list from 2015 to familiarize yourself with rap’s leading names down under. Golden Era Records Mixtape 2015 Featuring all artists on Australia’s biggest Hip Hop label (A. B. Original, Adfu, Briggs, Hilltop Hoods, […]

Meet The Hilltop Hoods: Rap Pioneers from Down Under

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Hilltop Hoods are a Hip Hop group from Australia that formed in Adelaide, South Australia consisting of MC Suffa, MC Pressure and DJ Debris. They released their debut album, A Matter of Time, in 1999 and have since released six studio albums, two “restrung” albums with an orchestra and three DVDs. Five of their albums have reached […]