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Australian Hip-Hop Icon Pegz Releases New Album ‘Equilibrium’ with Silent Titan

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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, […]

Five Places Kendrick Lamar Should Visit On His Australian Tour

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Kendrick Lamar will be playing seven shows over two weeks in the land Down Under this coming July in support of his critically acclaimed, quadruple platinum-selling album DAMN. Having previously made the trip in 2012 with his own good kid, m.A.A.d. city promotional tour, Kung Fu Kenny is definitely no stranger to touring overseas. In […]

How Fraksha Helping The UK Grime Movement Go International

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Grime music has gained increased international attention in recent years through the significant mainstream successes from the likes of the UK’s Skepta, Dizzee Rascal, Wiley and Stormzy. Talented Grime artist Fraksha has taken his UK-developed Grime skills down under to Australia and has helped to significantly spread the international interest for Grime, which is developing rapidly […]

All Eyes on Ben Simmons

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Philadelphia 76ers’ 21-year-old Ben Simmons has began his NBA career to critical acclaim after his third straight double-double and a near triple-double in his most recent game. The 6”10’, 240lb PG/Forward has already drawn comparisons to LeBron James, Magic Johnson and Tracy McGrady. Simmons is currently already averaging 15.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 6.0 assists per […]

Burn: Australia’s Original Street Brand

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Established in 1988 in Melbourne (aka Melburn), Burn is Australia’s original street clothing and apparel brand and is an ongoing strong supporter of Hip-Hop and graffiti down under. Burn has long established itself as a brand of immense quality and sporting the iconic Burn logo/brand has spread well beyond its original home of Melbourne to […]

Australian Group Remi Score BET Nomination

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Australian group Remi have scored a BET Awards nomination for Best New International Act, catapulting the group further onto the world stage and capping off an impressive and rapid rise over the last couple of years. Remi are the third Australians to be nominated for a BET Award after Iggy Azalea in 2015 and Tkay Maidza in 2016. Remi are nominated against […]

Meet DJ J-Red: Australia’s Only World DJ Champion

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DJ J-Red is Australia’s only World DJ Champion, earning his prestigious title by taking out the World 2005 ITF Experimental Category in Prague in 2005. The road to the coveted world championship was a long and well fought one, forged through countless sets, battles, performances and routines. DJ J-Red was introduced to the decks at an […]

Prowla: One of Australia’s First Great Emcee / Producers

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Few people in Hip Hop in Australia command such respect off name alone as emcee / producer Prowla. His name represents quality over everything else and is a testament to itself that he is still being talked about until today. Not only one of Australia’s first great solo emcees out of Melbourne, Prowla has over […]

Bias B: From Beezwax And Aerosol Era To Today

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When it comes to legendary status and skills in hip hop from Australia, few can come close to Melbourne emcee Bias B. Originally a Bboy, then a graffiti artist, Bias B began writing lyrics since the late 1980’s, performing since the early 1990’s and was ever present and highly influential in the formative years of […]

Australian Producer Discourse Releases ‘Megalomaniac’ Album With A.G., Tragedy Khadafi + More

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Australian Hip Hop producer Discourse has recently released his highly anticipated debut album Megalomaniac featuring a mixture of American emcees (A.G. of D.I.T.C., Tragedy Khadafi, Starvin B, Agallah), UK emcees (Cappo, Ramson Badbonez) and Australians (Geko, Maundz, Raven, Tornts, Lazy Grey, Flu). The production album follows in a similar vein from previous Australian Hip Hop […]

How 1200 Techniques Helped Make Hip Hop Mainstream In Australia

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1200 Techniques is an Australian Hip Hop group that formed in 1997, consisting of the old school 80s aerosol artist and founder DJ Peril (producer/percussionist/dj), N’fa on mic duties and Kemstar (Guitarist / Keys). The group has widely been credited as an important player in transitioning Hip Hop to more commercial acceptance in Australia, through their old […]

Australian Rapper Brad Strut Is One Of The Country’s Best

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Few emcees from Australia have created such a justified reputation for top quality releases than Brad Strut. Known for his intricate rhyme patterns, diverse subject manner and story telling ability, Strut has proved himself as a rare talent who consistently delivers on every track he touches, always leaving the listener wanting more. Coming to national attention […]

Australian Production Wiz M-Phazes Prepares New Album

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Australian producer M-Phazes originally hails from the Gold Coast (Queensland) and now calls Melbourne home. His style is best described as a combination of neo-soul and boom bap with a modern twist. Drawing inspiration from the likes of J Dilla, DJ Premier and Kanye West, M-Phazes has created an original sound that is uniquely his own. […]

Is Trem One Australia’s Best Lyricist?

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Trem One is a rapper (as well as producer and DJ) based in Melbourne, Australia and a founding member of Hip Hop heavyweight group, Lyrical Commission. In the ongoing conversation of who’s the most skilled emcee from Down Under, the quality of Trem’s music continues to speak for itself over time. In the late 90s, […]