Red Bull Music Continues ’64 Bars’ Rap Series, Shares Second Episode With B Wise

Red Bull Music continues its studio rap series ‘64 Bars’, sharing a second Australian episode with South West Sydney rapper, B Wise. The series showcases 64 bars of razor-sharp raps – no bells, no whistles, no hooks from trailblazing artists.

First created at Red Bull Studios, Auckland, ‘64 Bars’ recently launched in Australia with an episode from Brisbane independent artist, Jesswar. Grounded and deep-thinking, B Wise jumps into the ‘64 Bars’ booth to deliver sharp-witted verses with a meaningful message. Following last year’s acclaimed debut album Area Famous, that was recently named FBi SMAC Record of the Year – B Wise has leapt from strength to strength, sitting at the forefront of the local hip-hop landscape with hard-earned perspective and experience.

The 64 Bars project was first founded at Red Bull Studios Auckland with David Dallas, as a simple method of having handpicked MCs hit the booth and lay down 64 bars. The series launched to critical acclaim with Brooklyn-based world-renowned rapper Talib Kweli and has since travelled the globe with regular episodes from Japan and now Australia. Taking rap back to basics, 64 Bars gives audiences the chance to hear their favourite artists flex the skills that launched their careers, and places a firm eye on rap’s upcoming best voices.

Tune in to Red Bull Music & Culture for the latest episodes of 64 Bars.

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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Resin Dogs ‘Pack Your Bags’ wins best Hip Hop / Rap song at the QMA’s

Celebrating what was a great return to the music scene for the band in 2018, Resin Dogs picked up the best Hip Hop / Rap song with ‘Pack Your Bags’ at the 7th annual Queensland Music Awards in Brisbane last night.

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Awarded the win by the event’s panel of national and international industry judges, the track features long-time collaborator Abstract Rude, who returned to the studio with the band on ‘Pack Your Bags’ for Resin Dogs critically acclaimed 2018 ‘NOTORIOUS D.O.G’ Album.

The band performed the track live at the QMA’s, along with surprise guest Abstract Rude who flew in from LA to join the band on stage for this very special event.

10 years in the making, the 14 track album ‘NOTORIOUS D.O.G’ featured an array of artists from across the globe and locally who were a part of the record, and featured singles ‘Como No’ Feat Essa, ‘Activate The Soul’ Feat Mantra, and ‘So Long’ Feat Kel On Earth.

‘Pack Your Bags’ is the latest single to be lifted from the album and is a song telling tales of touring stories throughout the years with the Dogs.  The song will also be the lead track for the album release in Europe where the band have recently signed to Tokyo Dawn Records.
‘NOTORIOUS D.O.G’ album is out now through Hydrofunk Records & MGM

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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Interview: Mitchos Da Menace Breaks His ‘SILENCE’

aahh: Compared to your previous two releases, how do you see ‘silence’ the album representing your evolution as an artist?
Menace: Brother, I was hoping that the fans could answer that question for me. Since you’re asking me though, you listen to the first album, the second album and then the third one. From that, you can see the evolution. It’s maturity bro. I had to mature with my life experiences and what’s going on at the moment and that is portrayed in my music. I’m the MENACE and you all know it now! MGR.

aahh: On the title track SILENCE you state that “you like silence but can’t stand it” can you elaborate further on the ideas behind this track and the title of the album?
Menace: It’s me saying I like to be alone but it’s going be the death of me… I self destruct in different terms, it means a lot on a personal level. I actually got a beat from Oagz called “Serenade Of Silence”. I made the album from that beat and that idea.

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aahh: How do you see independent artists such as yourself shaping the future of hip hop in this country?
Menace: We are the future of Aus Hip-Hop. We have so many talented artists making moves. From Manu Crooks heading to the USA and us collaborating with UK artists. We have helped shape it whether people accept/or like it or not! We carve lanes and inspire people in the local scene!

aahh: There have been numerous positive comments we’ve read about the beat selection on the new LP. What was your process for choosing the beats on the album?
Menace: I’ve been in a dark place over the last year Jim. This includes stuff with my family and myself. I needed to get a lot off my chest. The beats I picked touched me, to be honest. Deep dark and melodic.

aahh: You’ve opened silence with a small intro, can you tell us more about this and how it relates to the wider concepts on the album?
Menace: In simpler terms, it means “We stay silent, if a problem arises, me and my family take care of it, we don’t speak out to others, stay silent” – Mitchos The Menace!

aahh: What’s next for Menace?
Menace: I have a really big year ahead. 2019 will change a lot of lives, I’ll be giving 100% in everything I do! Keep your eyes peeled, you might even catch us overseas! MG201L7 .

You can purchase the latest LP from Menace – ‘Silence’ here. You can also cop the latest merch here.

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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UK To Australia: UK Grime Artist Yizzy Release’s ‘YEAH’ Remix feat. Nerve & Shadow

Traditionally rooted heavily in London culture, Yizzy is making pioneering moves to bring together the global grime talent base starting by teaming up with two of Australia’s best: ‘Shadow’ and ‘Nerve’, for the first major international Grime collaboration on this remix of his high octane banger – ‘YEAH’.0N1A2794.jpgThe track kicks off with striking cinematic horn samples moving straight through to Yizzy’s high energy chorus -throwing back to the old school call and response Grime bars, juxtaposed with the choral samples that legendary producer Mr Virgo has become well known for. One for the club and for the car, YEAH is 4 minutes of unrelenting power. Shadow and Nerve’s respective verses embrace the 140BPM energy whilst giving it their own unique Aussie flair.Yizzy is an MC who demands attention, his rapid rise in the scene proves that he is a force to be reckoned with. A massive 2018 with the critically acclaimed ‘SOS’ EP saw Yizzy stack up several million Spotify streams and numerous end of year lists. Causing serious heat in the underground, previously collaborating with Terror Danjah, Treble Clef and Skengdo and AM, it seems there is no stopping him for 2019.

Both Shadow and Nerve are known figures on the Australian scene and recently emerging onto the global grime scene with features on the triple j show and 100’s of live shows under their belt. One of the front runners of the next generation of grime, Yizzy is pioneering not only the sound but also the changing scope of what next generation grime means.

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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Turquoise Prince Releases Brand New Single ‘Some Nights’

“Turquoise Prince is fast gaining notoriety for his irreverent humour, irresistible charm, and explosive live show” – All Aussie Hip Hop

Turquoise Prince is back with a stellar new single titled Some Nights. The upbeat track, which premiered on Triple J’s Home & Hosed program, is the first official offering since the much-celebrated release of Lighter, however in the interim the Canberra-bred MC/rapper (who was recently named as one of YouTube’s Artists To Watch in 2019) has successfully kept his growing legion of fans satisfied; releasing the cheeky banger Eric Banas and the hard-hitting street track Concussed a special collaboration with buzzing rapper ChillinIt.

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Some Nights offers something different. The dreamy yet club-ready garage beat provides a canvas for Turquoise to lay himself bare with musings on a lost love. “It’s a song that’s close to my heart, I wrote it when I was in a sad place, everyone’s been there.” Introspective and vulnerable, this is a side of Turquoise that is always there, often hidden behind a tough exterior, but never forgotten.

His music journey started with a diss track about his Year 7 teacher Mrs Gupta, eventually graduating to rap battles against his Canberra classmates. And whether those early battles resulted in praise or punch-ons, Turquoise was addicted to showmanship. Today, Turquoise Prince is an artist that critics still find impossible to categorise, and one who thrives on unpredictability with catchy, colourful results.

His breakout single Like Your Friends is upbeat R&B at its best, while the mesmerising Lighter takes things down to a lounging tempo. Hard-headed bangers alongside underground stars (ChillinIt, Mitchos Da Menace) feature Turquoise rapping with a Tongan warrior mentality, and collaborations with local hip-hop heroes (Horrorshow, Hau) have proven that this young shark can easily swim with the veterans.

Turquoise is steadily carving out a name for himself as a live performer, having already tackled some of the biggest stages on offer (Groovin’ The Moo, BIGSOUND and Spilt Milk) and taking on national tours with electronica stars Boo Seeka and rap staples Spit Syndicate. March 2nd will see him headline the One Day event One Day in the Capital on his home soil in Canberra alongside Sophiegrophy and Joyride.

2019 looks to be Turquoise’s biggest year yet, with a handful of singles, big-name collaborations and gigs in the works; and he’s determined to keep everyone on their toes. “I might drop some R&B tracks, I might drop some hard tracks,” he says. “I don’t know, I can’t even tell you what I’m having for lunch.” No matter which route he takes, it’s easy to see that Turquoise Prince is quickly working his way into Australian music royalty.

Catch Turquoise Prince Live:
Sat 2 March – One Day In The Capital, Canberra
W/ Joyride, Sophiegrophie & More
Event Info Here

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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PREMIERE: Masked Wolf Delivers Fiery New Single, ‘Vibin’

After making a last-minute debut in 2018 with ‘Speed Racer’, Masked Wolf gave new fans a hint of the nocturnal, trap-tinged hip hop he’s been busy crafting. Now, ready to make 2019 his, Masked Wolf is straight out of the gates with his strongest release yet in ‘Vibin’.

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As Australian hip hop continues to transform and as the New Wave continues to assume a new identity, the stories coming out from emerging artists are getting closer and closer to the streets. So many different sounds all thriving within the same genre makes for a crowded space in which new artists are trying to be heard, so it really takes something else to separate from the masses.

For Masked Wolf, it’s all about paying tribute to his influences which are so prevalent in his music, but still sounding unique, and it’s through his storytelling that he maintains this. “I want to tell my own stories in a way that remains true to who I am,” Masked Wolf said.

Dedicated to the hustle and being true to yourself, ‘Vibin’ is complete with huge drops, booming bass and eccentric synths to lay down the perfect foundation for his rapidfire verses to float above. Masked Wolf sounds positively untouchable on ‘Vibin’, pushing forward his ethos of “I do me, you do you.”

Teaming up once again with internationally acclaimed producer Tyron Hapi for production duties, Masked Wolf strips back the dark side we heard on ‘Speed Racer’ while still focussing on his ambition and drive, opening himself right up for all to see on ‘Vibin’.

Assuring fans there’s a whole lot more still to come, ‘Vibin’ marks the start of what is set to be one hell of a year for the fresh-faced Sydney producer. A new member of the Teamwrk roster, Masked Wolf’s 2018 single, ‘Speed Racer’ amassed over 150K streams in just a few weeks, and now he’s ready to really unleash with ‘Vibin’.

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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Kerser Set To Release New Album ‘Lifestyle’ On March 8

LifestyleKerser’s 8th album release in as many years is set for release on March 8th . The Campbelltown-bred emcee hit the studio and worked alongside acclaimed Sydney producer Open Till L8. The pair put their heads together to craft all of the beats and Kerser describes this process as returning to his roots – the last time he worked in this way was on album number 4, King.

On working alongside Open Till L8 to create the 15 tracks that would become Lifestyle, Kerser enthuses, “We were both in the studio at once and we were vibin’. Straight away we were on the same page.”

Kerser was in search of “a real modern sound” for ‘Lifestyle’ and found exactly what he was looking for in Open Till L8’s beats. “Staying relevant with the times, that’s always been a mission, ’cause this is album 8 in 8 years so I gotta make sure the albums don’t sound too repetitive,” The lead single Da Kers Effect exemplifies this with its minimal intro of distorted vocal phrases making way for thunderous, vibrating bass. “I just wanna hear it through a massive venue system,Kerser confesses. “Hopefully the whole venue shakes!”

Kerser fans will already have digested Exceptional, an album teaser/promo track from Lifestyle that dropped last month. A haunting, melodic intro is interrupted by a siren before Kerser announces, “I’m about to bring that real shit back/Shit’s turned into a fashion show“.

And of course it wouldn’t be an ABK Records release without a feature from one of Kerser’s label mates: Jay UF trades verses on What Ya Day Brings Part 2, a playful continuation of their previous collab track What Ya Day Brings.

Renewed vigour permeates all the way through album number 8 and Kerser admits, “When my voice came back it really inspired me to get back into the studio – once the tour was finished – and do as much recording as I can.

At the beginning of 2018, just 2 weeks before he was due to head out on tour off the back of his 7th album, the ARIA-nominated Engraved In The Game, Kerser lost his voice. What was initially believed to be laryngitis was later diagnosed as a paralysed vocal cord. Tour dates were pushed back and Kerser was booked in for surgery. “They weren’t 100% on whether my voice would come back so I was full freakin’, thinkin’ I’d never be able to talk again,Kerser recalls. “It was like, ‘Give me a broken arm or a broken leg, but don’t take my vocal cord!”

In 2017 the Ghosts In The Room-produced standalone single Total Concentration, featuring Kerser alongside Future and Young Buck – was released on Kerser’s own ABK Records via ADA/Warner Music Australia and it certainly helped place the Sydney emcee on the world stage. A YouTube mixtape that opened with Total Concentration attracted 3 million views and Kerser chuckles, “I think a lot of Americans would’ve been like, ‘Well who’s the Aussie rappin’ on it?‘”

You can pre-order Lifestyle HERE

See below for Kerser’s AUS tour dates. Tickets can be purchased HERE

FRIDAY 12 APRIL – PRINCE BANDROOM, VIC (18+)
SATURDAY 13 APRIL – PRINCE BANDROOM, VIC (U18)
SATURDAY 27 APRIL – THE METRO THEATRE, NSW (AA)
FRIDAY 3 MAY – HQ COMPLEX, SA (AA)
SATURDAY 11 MAY – CAPITOL, WA (18+)
SATURDAY 18 MAY – MODE BAR & NIGHTCLUB, LAUNCESTEN, TAS (18+)
FRIDAY 24 MAY – EATONS HILL HOTEL, BRISBANE, QLD (AA)
FRIDAY 31 MAY – THE JACK, QLD (18+)

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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Traz x Phil Gektor – Three Sheets to the Wind

2019 is here and CC is jumping in early with “Three Sheets to the Wind”. Phil Gektor is back, showcasing his diverse production range with a brooding soundscape for Traz to effortlessly flow over.

Check out the new music video for ‘Three Sheets to the Wind’ below.

 

 

Filmed & edited by Discourse.

A super limited pressing of “Three Sheets to the Wind” will be available to pre-order featuring gatefold artwork from the video.

Tracklisting:
Side A – Vocal
Side B – Instrumental

150 Copies, 45 RPM + Digital download

Produced, mixed & recorded, by Phil Gektor at Philsville Sanctuary. Written & performed by Traz.  Mastered by Duncan Stanbury. Online pre-orders go live on Wednesday 23th January 2019 at 7:00pm AEDT from: http://www.cratecartel.com

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Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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Due To Overwhelming Demand J.I.D Announces Second Melbourne Show

Having sold out his debut Australian headline show in just a matter of hours the East Atlanta rapper J.I.D has confirmed a second and final show at Melbourne’s Max Watts on Friday, March 1 due to overwhelming demand!

Final tickets go on sale at 12pm Friday, January 18. For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au.

Growing up on a mix of his parents’ collection of classic funk and soul LPs, J.I.D first appeared on the Atlanta hip-hop scene with his debut EP “Dicaprio” in 2015. After a stint at Hampton University playing football, J.I.D hooked up with fellow MCs as part of the Spillage Village collective – eventually making the move to drop out of college and focus solely on music. In 2014 he set off on tour with EarthGang, Bas, and Ab-Soul – this allowed J.I.D to craft his skills, and a year later he recorded and dropped the “DiCaprio” EP, which saw him team up with a host of producers, as well as EarthGang.

Following up as a sequel to his 2015 SoundCloud EP, J.I.D’s sophomore album “Dicaprio 2” features a star-studded list of collaborators and producers, including 6LACK, A$AP Ferg, Joey Bada$$, Ella Mai, J.Cole and even features one of the last tracks ever produced by Mac Miller – out now on J. Cole’s label, Dreamville. Bringing back the three-verse structure, the mixtape structured album is a sheer skill-display – showing off how far his songwriting skill has grown since his debut album, “The Never Story” in 2017.

Last seen touring Australia in 2017 on J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only tour, this will be your only chance to catch a glimpse of J.I.D’s dexterous, fired-up flow while on tour for Perth’s recently expanded rap and bass-heavy Hidden festival.

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Catch Me If You Can Tour – Australia
Max Watts, Melbourne
Wednesday February 27 – Sold Out

Friday March 1 – New Show!
TICKETS ON SALE 12PM FRIDAY, JANUARY 18
For complete tour and ticket information, visit: jidsv.com & livenation.com.au

Original Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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HUSKii teams up with Kashtwins on new track ‘wrong move’

201 issa cult!We are only a few weeks into 2019 and the takeover from 201 continues. Today we are sharing the brand new track from HUSKii and Kashtwins titled ‘wrong move’. The new track has been lifted from the highly anticipated BRAINUMB Playlist. Which is set to be released at some stage in the coming months, maybe sooner.

Sonically the track builds a strong contrast between the firey raps of HUSKii and the strong vibe Kashtwins bring to the table. Production perfectly weaves throughout the vocals, reinforcing their place in the mix.

If 2018 is anything to go by, HUSKii has big things on the horizon.

Original Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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