Old man rap. The Beatnuts and The Liks join forced together to create one super old group. They also checked Onyx out of their nursing home to join them on tour of Australia. Here is some pictures from their Sydney show.
Listen: The Liknuts – Bang
Listen: Dead Prez & Onyx – Last Dayz Reloaded | Buy Me
When you were thinking all we get in Australia is has been 50 year old rappers. Kendrick Lamar gets announced. It is rare we get hip hop artists out here while their career is really popping. Maybe Australia is an after thought. Maybe it is too pricey and risky for promoters who find it hard to judge how popular they really are with no record sales and no national radio play. This one is definitely paying off though. Kendrick selling out his Sydney and Melbourne concert with in a number of hours and moving to a bigger venue. Here are the new dates.
Originally known as DJ Haircut, Mayer Hawthorne was a little side project that he was working on in his spare time. He never took himself as a serious singer, until one day he showed it to Peanut Butter Wolf and the rest is history.
As amazing as his show was the first time I saw him. I did think Mayer Hawthorne was the sort of artist, whose strength was more in the studio than as a super awesome live singer. How things have changed.
Mayer Hawthorne’s voice has really developed, as has his live show. So good.
From Stockholm to Compton, this was a night showcasing some very unique styles of reggae music from two different parts of the globe. Hailing from Compton Los Angeles, of Hawaiian and Samoan heritage, J Boog brings the island vibes with a very laid back Polynesian soul influenced style of roots reggae. In support of J Boog was Million Stylez. Million was born and raised in Stolkholm, Sweden, and is half Japanese and French. Growing up among mostly migrants he learned to respect different cultures and started experimenting with hip hop at a young age. A little later he discovered reggae music and is now one of the number one dancehall artists in Europe. Together they put on an amazing show, highlighting different sides of reggae music.
Listen: Million Stylez & Joey Fever – Young Guns (Come Down Riddim)
Listen: Million Stylez – So Di Ting Set (Costra Nostra Riddim)