Source: Emcee Kerser Youtube
Shouts to my bro Nooky for putting this on for his hometown, and getting around South Coast fam affected by fires.
Music is healing, it’s not just about money. We’re on the South Coast to take music to the people.
You can help by donating a ticket to someone struggling in the local area. Your actions mean a lot so click on the link 🙏
Source: Urthboy on Facebook
Lives have been lost. So many homes incinerated. 😞
Environmental disasters are abstract until your family and friends are being evacuated and ash is falling from the sky. My heart is in the Blue Mountains as one of the biggest megafires on record bears down. But it’s also with all of NSW, from the North to the Central and South Coasts. We’ve all been burning and breathing hazardous smoke for a month now.
And SA… We’re watching those flames roar so close to your streets and homes. Terrifying.
Smoke had drifted 1000kms from NSW bushfires to hit Melbourne. What the hell. Memories of terrible Victorian fires must hang heavy and the threat is rising. The whole country is experiencing record temperatures and we’re seeing heatmaps of the whole country inked deep red.
Crazy to think about the courage and sacrifice of all the fire services standing between us and the burning chaos. It may be a job or a personal commitment but the levels of crazybrave that you’d need to stare it down and wade into the smoke is so deeply, profoundly appreciated. I read reports of RFS workers queuing up at Bunnings and paying for fire fighting gear out of their own pocket. Unfathomable that our gov’t seem so completely out of step with circumstances on the ground. Beyond appalled. And the worst seems yet to come, today is dangerous.
The environment should never have been an ideological battleground for humans to have a culture war. For too long we’ve been buried in debates about what is real rather than getting on with preparing for everyone’s future. It takes my breath away how casual govt has been these last few weeks and these things are clearly connected.
It’s a hard time for a lot of ppl on the eve of christmas.
It’s a good time to be with people you love.
Hoping you see this through 👊🏻💜
Source: Urthboy on Facebook
I hope Sampa the Great wins best hip hop at arias tonight. She’s done extraordinary things with this record, here and internationally. Respect to the Hoods, they’re icons and they win this every year they have music out (and will probably again). Big respect to Tkay, Baker Boy and also my fam Horrorshow, B Wise, Homeward Bound, Okenyo, Nooky and Tasman Keith.
Too many artists have sacrificed years of their lives and sanity to create their art and may never get a nomination, so take em with a big grain of salt. Awards will never sum up your value.
With the speed that hip hop is moving in this country, I feel like things will change forever from here on and I’m pumped about it.
Source: Urthboy on Facebook
Production by Stay Nice
Someone once told us the definition of “magic” is changing the world by first changing your own perception, then using that to affect everything else.
This track is 5 different forms of hypnosis rolled into one super potent, perception changing music burrito. Like a dream that reminds you what life is really about, this song is a fresh breeze blowing off the ocean of possibilities.
Featuring Grammy award-winning, purple velvet tuxedo wearing family funk phenomenon, Secret Agent 23 (USA). Who’s opened up for MOS DEF, RUN DMC, and The P-Funk All-Stars. Playing festivals like Woodford (AUS) and Lollapalooza (USA). The track also features Melbourne made DJ/Producer/MC Mista Monk, of afro-jazz outfit Black Jesus Experience. From live organic hip-hop roots with Culture Connect to performing with Ethio-Jazz legend Mulatu Astake, Monk has also collaborated with Inkswel, Mista Savona, Ganga Giri, Illuminati Congo and Digital Afrika amongst many others. Holding it down at festivals like Glastonbury and Big Chill Festivals in the UK, Azgo (Mozambique) and Rainbow Serpent (AUS).
On vocals and a verse is Melbourne raised, GoldCoast based Meiken, who can be seen on tour with Freestyle Mafia across Aus. Playing festivals like Subsonic, Rainbow Serp, Earth Freq, Island Vibes, and touring across Europe and Aus with their music and stand-up comedy also. Collaborating with artists like Mad Professor, Mista Savona and a list of talent longer than your nan’s pension payouts. Soul sister on the hook with Meiken is Debrissa McKinney (USA), seasoned performer, proud vegan and touring artist, with roots in North Carolina.
On the beat, we have underground Australian music scene slayer Stay Nice, who’s production flashes a unique style of dreamy soul moving melodies, sprinkled delicately over-head, with sexy drum kits and face-melting bass-lines. His worldwide influence and soulful beats blend between reggae, dub, jazz, funk and hip-hop. Stay Nice has performed in venues and festivals across Australia which has lead him to produce music for artists all over the country as well as overseas.
All the artists met on stage freestyling at the Beach Hotel’s 420 Sound, in Byron Bay this year, not long after Woodford. It was fyah and love at first cypher, Stay Nice took them right into the studio, and the rest, as they say, is history.
This song is purely a reminder. Don’t give up on your dreams folks, you got this. Artist instagrams: @mistamonkmc / @_meiken / @secretagent23skidoo / @debrissa1 / @stay_nice_
With thanks to:
Director & Editor: Maximus Retro
1st Assistant Director: Carina Böhm
2nd Assistant Director: Jag Brar
Dancers: Natasha Adeola, Nahla Dean, Nasrin Khalifa Dichak, Daichi Meno, BombG, Mael Noutsa and friends.