Smiley kicks in the door on new track ‘Stick Up Kids’

Anything you need to know about Smiley you can find out from his lyrics. The Perth emcee has always let his music do the talking; communicating in crystal clear, brutally honest terms. From his philosophies to his politics – from how he feels about cops, to how he feels about the community – it’s all there.

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Produced by multi platinum, multi Juno Award winner Rob The Viking, Stick Up Kids is quintessential Smiley – viciously up-tempo and relentless – giving him all the room he needs to spit with precision and impunity. Dark and shady as only Smiley can do it, Stick Up Kids is raw, real and sinister. But versatility is the key to Smiley’s successes.

Colliding skill and tenacity, Smiley has always been a legit contender. Proudly carrying the torch passed down from exalted artists like Downsyde and late icon Hunter, Smiley is the next heir to the throne in Perth’s hip hop lineage – a challenge he has risen to with gusto. Brash, free-thinking and relatable, Smiley typifies the wave of new artists that are currently ushering in an exciting new era of the genre.

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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UK to AUS – Yizzy Releases the video for ‘Yeah’ RMX feat. Shadow and Nerve

Keeping the international Grime momentum moving: Yizzy, Shadow and Nerve are releasing the slick visual for ‘YEAH’ RMX.Set against a monochrome filter, the 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’ RMX is 4 minutes of unrelenting power. Shadow and Nerve’s respective verses embrace the 140BPM energy whilst giving it their own unique Aussie flair – musically and visually.

Yizzy is an MC demanding attention. A massive 2018 for the artist saw him release the critically acclaimed EP: ‘SOS’ – stacking up several million Spotify streams, and numerous end of year lists.

Both Shadow and Nerve are known figures on the Australian hip hop scene and are now emerging onto the global grime scene with features on the Triple J show and 100’s of live shows under their belt.

Pushing for international grime to be more than a passing trend – this collaboration is defining the evolving scope of what it might look like.

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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Post Malone Announces Special Guests For Upcoming Australian Tour

Post Malone Will Be Joined By Special Guests Jaden Smith & Tyla Yaweh Tour Kicks Off Later This Month!

In less than one month’s time American megastar, POST MALONE will commence his whopping big 10-date Australian arena tour, starting off at Perth’s RAC Arena on Friday, April 26 before making his way to Adelaide’s AEC Arena, followed by three nights at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, two shows at Brisbane Entertainment Centre and three final performances at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on May 7, 8 and 9.

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In preparation, our dearly beloved “Posty”, the Grammy nominated, history-making, multi-platinum selling superstar, has today confirmed that JADEN SMITH and TYLA YAWEH will join him across all Australian tour dates – taking the excitement levels of fans right across the country up a notch, or two.

Final tickets for all shows are on sale now.
For complete tour, ticket and VIP Experience information, visit: livenation.com.au

Last spotted ringing up customers groceries at Woolies in Melbourne just last month, fashion icon, talented actor and musician, JADEN SMITH, returns down under to join Post Malone on his Australian tour dates. Making his big screen acting debut in “The Pursuit of Happyness” in 2006 starring opposite his father, Smith’s performance won him an MTV Movie Award in 2007 for “Breakthrough Performance” and gathered universal acclaim for his nuanced and heartwarming performance. In November 2017, Smith released his album “SYRE” via his own MSFTS Music/Roc Nation label. The album debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Rap Chart, Hip Hop / R&B Chart and as #23 on the Billboard 200 and recently surpassed 100 million streams on Spotify worldwide. Smith was named one of TIME’s ‘Top 30 Influential Teens’ of 2017 and one of Pandora’s Artists to Watch of 2018. Smith dropped his album “Cool Tapes Vol. 2” in November 2014 exclusively on his app; Jaden Experience.

The app is the first to be released in a new platform that allows artists to distribute their music directly to their fans creating an album-like experience through a dedicated platform. Next up Smith will release his latest album ERYS in the top of Q2. Serving as the face of Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection, Smith’s greatest endeavor has been his own clothing/lifestyle brand, MSFTSrep. Smith is a passionate advocate for a cleaner world and has been honored for his leadership and action on environmental issues, which includes cofounding ‘JUST Water’, the most environmentally conscious, commercially sold water bottle.

With a rockstar attitude and a creative wingspan that encompasses pop, rap and R&B, TYLA YAWEH has rocketed to ubiquity in a relatively short period of time, bringing his diverse spate of tracks to life with Post Malone while on tour with him across the UK and USA. His debut project “Heart Full of Rage”, released February 2019, was the culmination of bottling up emotions while on the road and capturing those sentiments on a 10-track collection of songs that are introspective and insightful, matched by a club-ready sound. His recent success may be a blur, but it’s been a gradual ascent for Yaweh. Growing up in Florida, his family life exposed him to everything from church music to area rappers like Lil Boosie and Trick Daddy. He began performing at only 14 years of age and after his first track ‘Alone’ took flight on a file-sharing site “Hulkshare” Yaweh was tasting the beginnings of where is career might be headed. After moving to California on a dollar and a dream, nineteen year old Yaweh caught the attention of managers Tes Siyoum and Bobby Greenleaf, as well as Post Malone’s manager Dre London, setting his career on a slingshot path ever since.

Post Malone stirs hip-hop, R&B, and alternative into his own sonic “sauce” that’s both intoxicating and invigorating. His recipe has yielded massive success so far. The Dallas native grew up listening to his dad’s Metallica, Johnny Cash, UGK, and The Notorious B.I.G. records before trading his Guitar Hero controller for an electric guitar at eleven-years-old. After releasing his first mixtape as a recent high school graduate, he packed up and headed west to Los Angeles.

Then came “White Iverson”. The response proved overwhelming and before he knew it, the budding star had Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller tweeting him, Complex, Noisey, The Fader, and Hypebeast singing his praises, 14 incendiary SXSW performances under his belt, and major labels knocking at his door. His uncanny ability to cook up a 21st century “sauce” of genres transformed the multi-platinum Dallas, TX maverick into the “#1 Debut Hip-Hop Artist of 2016,” following the release of his RIAA double-platinum certified full-length debut album, “Stoney”.

His sophomore release “beerbongs & bentleys” arrived in early 2018 and broke Spotify’s streaming records, clocking up more than 78.7 million streams on its release day – crushing the previous mark set by Drake’s “More Life” with a comparable 61.3 million hits – and consequently set fire to chart records everywhere, including one held by The Beatles since 1964. With “beerbongs & bentleys” string of bonafide hits including ‘Psycho’ and ‘Rockstar’, the latter of which hit No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart, went four-times platinum and accumulated over 1 billion streams on Spotify.

Posty has captivated and totally infatuated Australian fans, proven further by the overwhelming response for tickets and the five additional tour dates added shortly after initially going on sale – this is set to be one of the biggest hip-hop tours of 2019 and one not to be missed!

Post Malone Australia 2019
RAC Arena, Perth
Friday April 26

AEC Arena, Adelaide
Sunday April 28

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Tuesday April 30
Wednesday May 1
Thursday May 2

Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Saturday May 4
Sunday May 5

Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Tuesday May 7
Wednesday May 8
Thursday May 9

Final Tickets For All Shows Are On Sale Now

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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Talakai Enters 2019 With A Heavy Release

“Dream big, chase that, dig deep ‘cause I live for the lottery.” Talakai enters 2019 on the same high he left 2018, with a huge and heavy release.

Lottery, features dirty, dense production and heavy lyrics however, in Lottery Talakai brings the bounce, with an echoing, resonating hook which carries an underlying message of persistence and positivity. Renowned for heavy bars, razor flows and pine point delivery Talakai is at the forefront of the Australian Grime scene. After touring late 2017 off the back of the “Get Bodied” viral video series Talakai has been on the come up, playing sold out shows around the country and making cheeky appearances on Triple J’s Hip Hop show.

Far from the young kid coming up locally in the Newcastle scene Talakai has taken the movement nationally, oozing bravado and lyricism to rival the countries best. Gearing up for a huge 2019, Talakai sets his sights on the top with his debut EP in the works. With 2019 off to a blazing start, you can catch Talakai supporting ChillinIt on his sold out  The Ashes “Women Weed and Wordplay” Tour throughout March, April and May.

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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Internet Sensation Yung Gravy Announces First Ever Australia And New Zealand Tour

Internet sensation Yung Gravy is set to make bring the Gravy Train Down Under for its maiden voyage this April. Splash!

Following on from multiple sell-out tours across North America, millions of streams, topping the Indify chart, collaborating with DRAM, UGLY GOD and LIL BABY, and acquiring a loyal following of Gravy faithful, Yung Gravy aka “Lil Steamer” aka “Mr. Butter” aka “The Young Steve Harvey” is set to hit Australia and New Zealand playing a string of clubs for what will be an up close and personal affair with Gravy himself.

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The artist behind the viral songs ‘Karen’, ‘Mr. Clean’, ‘1 Thot 2 Thot Red Thot Blue Thot’ and so many more will be arriving on Australian shores this April, fresh from wrapping up his biggest North American tour yet. 2018 saw Yung Gravy release his highly-anticipated Snow Cougar record which went onto to amass millions of streams and thousands of downloads, showing that the man can really rap with some hilarious lines floating over smooth production, deep bass lines and jazzy flourishes.

Shaping up to be some unforgettable shows, Yung Gravy delivers an unpredictable and wild show that he’s spent the last three years finessing. Proving to be an unstoppable force, the Gravy Train is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down any time soon, with Australia and New Zealand about to be all aboard. Find tickets here.

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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Perth duo Otiuh are back with old-school vibes on smooth new single, ‘Move’

Perth duo Otiuh are back with their trademark funk and soul-infused hip hop and a single that is guaranteed to keep you moving all summer long. On ‘Move’, Cesare Papa and Jahmeil Baker trade spitfire verses over tripped out and eclectic production, creating a toe-tapping, head bopping, infectious jam about never taking things too seriously and never caring about what others might think. Just let go and ‘Move’.

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Fresh from having its first spin on FBi Radio’s Sunsets with Dobby & Diola as well as premiering on Purple Sneakers, Otiuh offer up a slice of something different in the Australian hip hop landscape with ‘Move’. Combining their golden age lyricism with futuristic production, marrying the influences of A Tribe Called Quest with Outkast as their poetic roots add the final flourish.

After nabbing some national radio play on triple j for their first two singles, Otiuh continues to carve out their own space on the national radar. Laidback and never taking things too seriously, Otiuh’s music is for those who want to be taken somewhere else far away, if only for a few moments. Of their new bop, the duo said, “When you’re on the dance floor, put your phone down. Dance for yourself. You don’t have anything to prove to others.”

Thanks to its driving bass line, synth flutes and exotic percussion laying down a smooth foundation for the pair to go back and forth with their rapid rhymes, ‘Move’ is one track that gets into your bones and makes you feel good from the inside out.

Otiuh enter a new chapter with ‘Move’ – one that will see them bring their alternative hip hop sounds to the fore, and have a great time while doing it.

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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