Illy – Then What – Official Music Video

‘Then What’ is out now: http://smarturl.it/ILLY.ThenWhat

Follow Illy online: Website – http://illyal.com/
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Director: Ryan Sauer
Produced by: HAUS PARTY
Cinematographer: Steven Abdilla
Production Designer: Nikki Barba
Editor: Ryan Sauer

#ThenWhat #illyal #illy

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Conseps Comes Full Circle On Upcoming Album

Adelaide’s own journeyman delivers his best work to date.

Spirit Kitchen Recordings is proud to release the debut album by Adelaide emcee, Conseps, entitled ‘Full Circle’. The project features guest appearances from Adelaide emcees Patti, Beats, Alerts, Social Change, Evolve, Subliminal and others. The album is produced by local hitmaker Ash Wednesday and features beats by Gas Gangrene, Conseps and Simplex, with DJ Dymes on the cuts.

Conseps got his feet wet performing various live shows and radio appearances around Adelaide in the 2000s. He featured on two 12-inch records with the crew Adroit Effusive (‘Part A’ and ‘Part E’) and had success on local radio with heavy-rotation of the track ‘Moeshzilla & King Kongseps’, alongside fellow Adroit Effusive crew member, Motion. Since then Conseps has released the underground classic ‘The Ice Breaker’ with friends Patti and DJ Kansel and featured heavily on the debut LP ‘The Album’ with long-time crew Adroit Effusive. Conseps has gone on to record and perform alongside some of Australia’s best underground emcees.

Full Circle features the banging tracks ‘SoufLyfe’, ‘Trust The Process’, ‘Knock Knock’  and the soon-to-be classic posse cut ‘Deadly Dose’. Atop hard-hitting beats with a mix of dark and upbeat production, Conseps tackles various subjects, with often topical rhymes, touching on personal issues, life and death, with a good blend of introspection drawn from everyday experiences. Without a doubt, Conseps is back representing Adelaide to the fullest.

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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‘THE AUSSIE BBQ’ Set to Hit NYC Saturday with Tkay Maidza, A. B. Original and More

For the previous ten years, THE AUSSIE BBQ event has been bringing the cream of new Australian music to new international and American audiences, with this year’s free marque showcase event to be held at SummerStage in NYC for the very first time. Among the acts this year include the Zimbabwean-born Tkay Maidza (worked with Killer Mike of Run The Jewels, Duckwrth, French super-producer Martin Solveig), rap duo A. B. Original (first US show) as well as production duo Hermitude and will be the first time this signature event is held in NYC since 2015.

Tkay Maidza

The electric Tkay Maidza was born in Zimbabwe before moving to Australia with her family when she was 5-years- old. Living throughout Western Australian and South Australia before settling in Adelaide, she graduated from high school two years early at 16 and like a young Ice Cube, studied architecture at university before concentrating full-time on music.

Tkay Maidza story is an intriguing one and one that demonstrates just how much she has achieved already and most certainly has a very bright future ahead of her. She recently scored a BET Awards nomination for Best New International Act, catapulting the 23-year-old further onto the world stage and capping off an impressive and rapid rise over the last couple of years. Tkay was the second Australian to be nominated for a BET award after Iggy Azalea, and received a hearty glowing endorsement from a then stranger in Killer Mike last year during a lecture at MIT, in reference to Tkay being the female rapper that Americans should know about instead of Iggy.

A.B. Original

A. B. Original sound has been described as rough and tough around the edges, deliberately brash and aggressive somewhat in the spirit of N.W.A. and Westside Connection, providing a much needed honest account of race relations in Australia today as well as delving into Australia’s dark colonial past through a traditional sound away from the fashion of today. The ironic title of the album, Reclaim Australia, strikes a strong accord locally in Australia as there is a small, misinformed group protesting immigration to Australia also called Reclaim Australia (a group fearful that “their” country is being taken away from them which is satirical, to say the least when understanding British colonialization history of Indigenous Australia).

A.B. Original provide a very much needed refreshing, traditional hip hop sound in Australia that has largely been missing from recent years within a more commercially geared hip hop market of today. Their live show with DJ Total Eclipse of The X-Ecutioners has taken the all-around package to another level nationwide.

Head on down to Central Park this Saturday to catch a glimpse of what hip hop from Australia has to offer from 2 pm.

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NEW ARTIST SIGNING – KOBIE DEE WITH NEW SINGLE – “JODY”




Today, upcoming Gamilaroi artist Kobie Dee shares his latest track, “Jody”. As one of the most exciting new voices emerging in the Australian hip hop scene, today’s release arrives alongside the news that Kobie joins the nation’s leading label for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, Bad Apples Music. 

At just 21-years-old, Kobie Dee has an innate gift for story-telling and connecting with young people, and in “Jody” he delivers yet another powerful track. Pairing fiercely tight rhymes with a natural flow, the MC’s raw, honest and effortless lyrical talent is strikingly captivating. Guided by a strong but gentle beat, “Jody” puts the singer/songwriter under his own spotlight, drawing the nation’s attention to the Bad Apples signee as an undisputed rising star. A career highlight to date, Kobie stepped into the booth for triple j’s Bars Of Steel, which not only inspired the track itself but also saw a surge of support from the industry and fans alike as it became one of the most successful episodes to date, with over 320k views and counting. Kobie Dee on the single:

“Jody is a story about three boys who were brought up in broken homes which led them down the wrong path. Dealt a bad hand in life they are easily persuaded to make some bad decisions. I wrote this song to highlight some of the things that go on in this city.”

Alongside the release of “Jody”, Kobie excitedly shares that he will join the roster at Australia’s most prolific Aboriginal record label, Bad Apples Music. Founded by Briggs, the label maintains a foundational objective in using music as a platform for social change, educating and fostering the talent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Also providing guidance through high level production and navigating the cultural and social issues that fuel their inspiring art, the signing is a seamless match with Kobie Dee, who has been putting pen to paper since age 9. Briggs on the signing:

“He is an exciting young artist. He shows amazing skill in the fundamentals of hip-hop, especially story telling which I feel is a big part missing in hip-hop and music at the moment. We are excited to see Kobie’s growth and to help him achieve what’s next in his career. “

With just a couple of tracks released and a handful of freestyle videos floating around, Kobie has found a loyal following, with an accumulated 700k views across Facebook and Youtube. Generating a buzz from day one, his first two official singles “Right Now” and “This Life” captured the attention of fans and industry heavyweights alike. As an artist, Kobie Dee is deeply engaged with his community through live performance and youth mentoring programs, where his passion for his culture and people is inspiring new generations.

Focused on creating new music to further cement his hip-hop career, todays release sees Kobie continue to impress and exceed expectations. With an appearance at Briggs’ Bad Apples House Partyand an already solid fan-base across Australia, “Jody” is just the beginning for Kobie Dee as he sets out to make his mark on 2019 with Bad Apples Music backing him along the way.

“JODY” OUT FRIDAY MAY 24 VIA BAD APPLES MUSIC

KOBIE DEE
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Check out Kobie performing JODY live on triple j’s Bars Of Steele

Source: BadApplesMusic.com

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Adelaide Artist Claz Releases Long-Awaited Sophomore Album

Adelaide’s own celebrated son, Claz returns for the long-awaited and much-anticipated sophomore album release entitled “Before I Forget”.

This 7 track manifesto reflects on a young man’s mind, travelling through physical and mental states of bliss, pain and hope. The listener is presented with a transparent perspective on Claz’s mental health and outlook on life, with an extended invitation to take a seat next to him on a journey of extreme equilibrium.

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Claz may ring the bells of familiarity from his sonic cult classics on youtube such as ‘Visions Of Happiness’ and ‘Living In The Meantime’ that date back to 2011, yet he still remains stubborn in being a prominent figure in the Australian hip-hop scene. Although a lot of his music stems from the beginning of the decade, Claz’s debut album came to fruition in 2017.

‘The Beautiful Distraction’ was released on all digital platforms, refurbishing listener’s memories and gaining a large handful of new fans, with the album itself claiming feature album of the week of it’s release on ‘The Hip Hop Show’ on Triple J.

Claz’s sound would best be described as butter on raisin toast, smooth with a generous sprinkle of soul and wit, leaving you with a bittersweet aftertaste that will have you reflecting on the future, past and present.

Once a very productive musician, an involuntary hiatus imposed itself upon Claz. The epitome and almost ‘nail in the coffin’ of this hiatus came in May 2018, in the form of an ironically unlucky and unfortunate diagnosis of hyperacusis, an extreme sensitivity to sound, particularly in the high and low-end frequency sound range. In short, every musician’s worst nightmare. This brought not only Claz’s musical aspirations but an entire life to a complete halt. An incurable condition with no promise of recovery, at first was depicted by Claz as an omen that a career in music was not meant for him.

“Not only did I face the thought that I’d never make music again, but I saw that this was the end of my social life, and essentially life itself”, Claz explains.

Months passed as Claz attempted to adapt to life with these new restrictions, and it seemed that time in a studio was no longer a tangible option. But as they say, time gradually heals all. In Claz’s situation however it wasn’t physical healing, yet a mental one. Knowing his limitations he eventually found ways of adaptation. Whether it was lowering the volume level in the headphones, or finding appropriate methods of coping, Claz slowly started to get back into the process of creating.

This progress of healing and adaptation was given a large boost when he endeavoured on a month long trip from the bottom of Australia in Adelaide to the top of it in the Daintree rainforest, an hour or so north of Cairns. Seeking inspiration, the distraction of being on the road, and living outside of a suitcase whilst exposing one’s self to beautiful scenery and experiences, Claz returned back home with a long lost hunger back in his belly.

“Hailing from Adelaide, at one point his local notoriety was so great that you couldn’t walk down Hindley Street without seeing a Claz sticker plastered to a stobie pole. And with his 2017 debut album The Beautiful Distraction culminating in a packed out launch at Adelaide’s Rocket Bar, it seemed that the hills of his hometown couldn’t contain the buzz much longer. The Claz that sits in front of me, however, is a different man. After that launch, life enforced an involuntary hiatus that saw him go through a flurry of mental and physical health problems. But after some much-needed soul searching on a bus-based voyage through Australia, he’s returned with his upcoming album Before I Forget.” Explained in a recent Acclaim Magazine write up.

Having recorded three tracks prior to encountering problems with his ears, Claz returned back to the studio to complete a project that had once seemed lost. The three songs that had been recorded previously, detailed the man’s philosophies on life and flirted with the unknown whilst attempting to find understanding within it, along with pondering on past memories before his conscious mind lets them go. The following four tracks that were created post trip outlay the tribulations experienced, lingering dark thoughts, all the while projecting newfound wisdom and outlook on life.

Against all odds, Claz has proven time and time again his dedication to his craft, and this is showcased throughout the whole album. Distributed through Sydney record label Low Key Source, take the extended open invitation into his mind and listen to the album. Before I forget…

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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Lil Mosey Announces Extended International Tour

Seventeen-year-old rapper Lil Mosey has announced a tour of Australia and New Zealand to finish off his extensive Northsbest World Tour, which will continue to spread across America before venturing back to Canada and then off to Europe.

It represents a whirlwind nine months since his major breakthrough of his single “Noticed” directed by Cole Bennet on Lyrical Lemonade. Lil Mosey made his initial breakthrough in November 2016 in his home town of Seattle as a then 14-year old and releasing his first music to significant success via Soundcloud and YouTube, quickly amassing tens of millions of plays.

He has since released his debut 11-track studio album “Northsbest” last October on Interscope Records featuring Memphis’s BlocBoy JB and features the hit singles “Noticed” and “Yoppa” – both produced by Royce David. The album which charted strongly in America as well as widely throughout Europe acted as a follow up to his 2017 mixtape NorthsBest. Lil Mosey has toured with the likes of Smooky MarGielaa, Lil Tjay, Juice Wrld, YBN Cordae and Smokepurpp as well as the festival circuit.

The post Lil Mosey Announces Extended International Tour appeared first on The Source.

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Splendour In The Grass Sideshows Announced For Childish Gambino, SZA & Russ

With Splendour in the Grass now completely sold out, Live Nation is pleased to announce that this year’s festival headliners CHILDISH GAMBINO and SZA, alongside fellow Atlanta hip-hop sensation RUSS, will each play a run of headline sideshows across the country. With the annual Byron Bay festival selling out within a matter of hours, fans will need to move swiftly to secure tickets to some of this year’s most anticipated festival sideshows.

Childish Gambino Confirms Return To Australia In 2019
Announces Splendour In The Grass Sideshows
RAC Arena, Perth – Sunday July 14
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne – Wednesday July 17
Spin Off Festival, Adelaide – Friday July 19
Splendour In The Grass – Saturday July 20
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – Wednesday July 24
Tickets on sale now – For complete tour, ticket and VIP Experience information, visit:
childishgambino.com & livenation.com.au

SZA – The American R&B Star Announces Splendour Sideshows
HBF Stadium, Perth – Wednesday July 17
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – Friday July 19
Splendour In The Grass – Sunday July 21
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne – Tuesday July 23
Tickets on sale now – For complete tour, ticket and VIP Experience information, visit:
livenation.com.au

Russ – The Atlanta Hip-Hop Sensation Announces Splendour Sideshows
Festival Hall, Melbourne – Monday July 15
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – Tuesday July 16
Splendour In The Grass – Friday July 19
Tickets on sale now – For complete tour, ticket and VIP Experience information, visit:
theresreallyawolf.com & livenation.com.au

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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Calski feat Lazy Grey & Jake Biz 12” vinyl single ‘All Coming Back’ / ‘Larry Sengstock’

After a two-year sabbatical following the birth of his daughter, Brisbane Producer/MC Calski has returned with the release of ‘All Coming Back’. Featuring fellow veteran Brisbanites, Jake Biz and Lazy Grey, ‘All Coming Back’ is a heavy soul-infused boom bap reflection on times past, appreciation of the present delivered with staunch ambition.

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‘All Coming Back’ will be released on 12” vinyl, complete with clean edit, a Capella and instrumental, through OG Australian Hip Hop label Hydrofunk Records. The single is out on Saturday April 13 to co-incide with Australian Record Store Day and includes the banging B-side track ‘Larry Sengstock’. Calski doubles down with Jake Biz and Lazy Grey on features. Both tracks will be available on the forthcoming album set for release later this year – stay tuned for details.

 

 

“Both tracks were written during late 2017 early 2018 after the birth of my first child. With Jake and Lazy already being Fathers there was plenty of heavy conversation, advice and stories being shared and the gravity of the situation led to the theme of All Coming Back, where these guys could share some insight into themselves and their lives beyond being Hip Hop artists. B side Larry Sengstock is some straight up Brisbane represent shit! Lazy and Jake just brought in a book of back and forth bars they’d written together over the demo beat I sent. No chorus, no hooks, just a banging beat with some iron heavy bars. It’s a good way to compliment the A side which is a more serious track with the standard 16 bar verse, chorus, 16 bar verse, chorus, 16 bar verse, chorus format”. – Calski

Calski has been a consistent presence in the Hip Hop community in Australia since the early 2000’s. Known for his unmistakable production and thoughtful lyricism, Calski is also a mix engineer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist, playing bass, keys and guitar.

The lyric video combines both tracks. The first two verses of All Coming Back with the first part of Larry Sengstock.

Having supported the likes of Ghostface Killah (USA), Public Enemy (USA), Total Eclipse (USA), The Herd, Urthboy, Mantra, Spit Syndicate and Joelistics, Calski has long been considered a peer amongst Australian Hip Hop greats and attributes his style to the influences of Pete Rock, 9th Wonder, DJ Premier, Black Milk, Apollo Brown and more.

Calski Feat Lazy Grey & Jake Biz 12” vinyl single ‘All Coming Back’ / ‘Larry Sengstock’ available now in limited numbers here

fb: @calskibeats IG: @calskipics Twitter: @calskibeats Soundcloud: calskibeats

 

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YBN Nahmir Announces Debut Australian and New Zealand Tour

Founder of the YBN collective YBN Nahmir makes his way down to Australia and New Zealand next month for the very first time to play a string of headline shows after a whirlwind 18 months. Performing across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and then Auckland represents another major international move for the still teenage superstar from Alabama who has already managed two Platinum-selling singles, as well as a Top 20 charting mixtape with fellow YBN core members YBN Almighty Jay and YBN Cordae.

Influenced by West Coast legends including E-40, Eazy-E, Tupac, and Bone Thugs N Harmony, YBN Nahmir come up was unique in that he largely developed the early stages of his music career through online video games and social media. Currently signed to Atlantic Records, YBN Nahmir has since collaborated with the likes of Yo Gotti, G-Eazy, Wiz Khalifa, G Herbo, Blac Youngsta, Wifisfuneral, Chris Brown, Gucci Mane, Machine Gun Kelly and Cuban Doll amongst many others.

Currently, on tour with the infamous Bhad Bhabie throughout America before heading down for his Australasian tour, YBN Nahmir then turns back home to America and has a Canadian tour already scheduled for later this year. Eager to prove he is more than just a one or two hit wonder.

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OMPH – Drapht & Marksman Lloyd

New track with my bro Marksman Lloyd is now live on all platforms!

Subscribe to my Youtube channel and watch the video below –

Hope you dig it,

Draphto

The post OMPH – Drapht & Marksman Lloyd appeared first on Drapht.

Source: Drapht.com.au

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