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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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Shares New Music Video For Look Back At It + Announces Fan Signing At Melbourne Laneway

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie today shares his music video for single Look Back At It, taken from his Billboard #1 sophomore album HOODIE SZN. Watch it BELOW.

Earlier this month he made his late-night TV debut with a performance of Look Back At It on the Late Night with Seth Meyers. Upon its release, the single sprung to the top of several charts while peaking in the top 10 on the iTunes Top 200 Hip-Hop/Rap Singles along with Spotify Australia’s Top 40 Songs and Apple Music AU Top 200 charts.

 

 

Melbourne fans will have a rare opportunity to meet A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie at Laneway when he signs posters at the Polyester Records tent, with all proceeds going to the Heaps Decent charity.

Catch A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Playing Laneway Nationally This Feb 2019
Friday, 8th February – Hart’s Mill, Port Adelaide
Saturday, 9th February – Footscray Park, Melbourne
Sunday, 10th February – Esplanade Reserve and West End, Fremantle

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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Manaz Ill elevates with the release of new single “Level Up”

The Adelaide Hip-Hop mainstay sets the stage for the release of his long-awaited album ‘Braille’ with the Hamley produced lead single “Level Up”.

Featuring an infectious hook over ominous production, the energetic lead single sees Manaz flexing his signature brand of lyricism, openly challenging his contemporaries to step their game up.

“The song is meant to serve as motivation, both to my listeners and myself. It’s the soundtrack for anyone striving to better themselves” says Manaz, real name Rian Kavanagh.

Diagnosed with a degenerative vision impairment at a young age, the former Port Lincoln local forged a name for himself as one of Australia’s most prolific battle MC’s, amassing over a million YouTube views before going on to establish himself as an equally talented recording artist.

Boasting collaborations with artists such as U.S. heavyweight Young Buck (50 Cent/G-Unit), Manaz has also shared stages with local and international acts, the likes of which include Hopsin, Merkules and Kerser.

With the album slated for release March 15th and a nationwide tour to be announced, it’s safe to say things are only looking up for Manaz Ill.

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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Baker Boy Releases New Single ‘Cool As Hell’

January 25th 2019 turned out to be quite a day for Danzal Baker aka Baker Boy. Since ‘Cloud 9’, the Fresh Prince of Arnhem Land has played over 70 gigs and collected 23 key awards. His feet don’t look like touching the ground anytime soon with the release of his first track for Island Records Australia/ Universal Music titled ‘Cool As Hell’. The date coincides with the announcement of Young Australian of the Year 2019 for which Danzal Baker has been nominated.unnamed-1

‘Cool As Hell’ was written by Baker Boy, along with Hip Hop greats Thundamentals and writer/producer Carl Dimataga; and is a fresh new style. With hooks galore, sprinklings of disco and a dancefloor bass-line, ’Cool As Hell’ proves “fun” is infectious. Working with Thundamentals pushed Baker Boy to build on his arsenal and embrace his singing nature. He rose to the challenge with ‘Cool As Hell’ where we get to witness another side of this brothaboy who has the innate ability to keep the element of fun and positive vibes burning bright.

Baker Boy knew he had to bring his hallmark positivity packed message and Thundamentals imagined a song Baker Boy and his crew dancing to. It didn’t need to be clever, it didn’t need to pull on the heart-strings, it just needed to be fun.

“I just came up with a loose concept of celebrating the way that music makes us all feel good”, says Baker Boy.

“Everyone latched on to the concept from the first few notes of the bassline and the song morphed really quickly and seamlessly from there,” says Carl, “basically we all had fun making this, and I think that’s come through in the finished song.”

They continue to write more songs for a forthcoming album in August.

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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