Well… It seems that we have the scoop. The Fosters of oz hip hop (one of our biggest exports, yet rarely consumed at home) is doing her first Australian tour.
According to a comment she made to our very own Shantan Wantan Ichiban on instagram she will be appearing with Nas at Movement Festival in April.
In a short period of time Azelea Banks has become arguable Australia’s popular hip hop artists thousands of followers on social networks, signed to T.I.’s label, and now the world touring with Nas.
If the rumour is true, Azelea will be appearing alongside 2chainz, Joey Badass, Angel Haze, Chiddy Bang, Bliss N Eso, Spit Syndicate and of course Nas, who are also on the line up for Movement Festival.
April 23, Auckland, Vector Arena
April 26, Sydney, Hordern Pavilion
April 27, Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl
April 28, Brisbane, Riverstage
April 30, Perth, Red Hill Auditorium
Out of no where. Sold out shows across the country. No significant radio play. Only now they are starting to catch on. In this post record sales and post radio era, underground hip hop is just as popular as ever with a new generation.
Last night went off. Never have we scene the Enmore bounce like that with a crowd full of dedicated hip hop fans. Kendrick did a mix of both old and new material, which all went down amazingly and then ‘bam’ came out for a third encore. Massssiivvvveeee!
So good to see a young hip hop artist come out here, when they’re career is really popping, rather than wheeling out the same old geriatrics chasing 19 year old girls around the backstage.
Let us know what you think? Highlights? Who else do you want to see come out?
Listen: Kendrick Lamar – The Recipe (Black Hippy Remix)
Listen: Kendrick Lamar – Cartoons and Cereal
Listen: BJ the Chicago Kid – His Pain II ft Kendrick Lamar
Listen: DJ Khaled – They Ready ft J Cole, Kendrick Lamar & Big KRIT
It never rains it pours. So much happening on this show. Mike Who returns after being in Chile for a year. Spit Syndicate do one of their best live performances on the show to date. We talk rugby and 4 Loko adventures with Smoke Dza, then he totally kills it on a Biggie instrumental. All of this smack bang in the middle of supporter drive.
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Shinehead – Jamaican In New York (LP Version)
Busta Rhymes – Woo Star
Sean Paul – Infiltrate
Buju Banton – Beat One
Cecile – Miss Dynamite
Missy Elliot – Get Impeccable (Heatwave Refix)
Urthboy – The Signal
Hell Razah, Talib Kweli And Viktor Vaughn – Project Jazz
Radiohead – Video Tapez (Amp Live Remix ft. Del the Funky Homosapien)
Aesop Rock – Daylight
Jean Grae – Don’t Rush Me
Dead Prez – Walk Like A Warrior (Ft Erykah and Krazie Bone)
Kendick Lamar – Maad City ft MC Eiht
SMOKE DZA INTERVIEW
Smoke Dza – 4 Loko ft ASAP Rocky
SMOKE DZA INTERVIEW AND LIVE FREEEEEE
Smoke Dza – Independence Day ft Al-Doe & Styles P
Beenie Man – Let’s Go To The Beach (DJ Theory Edit)
Popcaan – The System (Loudspeaker Riddim)
Machel Montano – Go Down (Loudspeaker Riddim)
Pipekid – Bionic Ras Riddim Freestyle (Mike Who Special)
SPIT SYNDICATE INTERVIEW
Spit Syndicate – Beauty In the Bricks
SPIT SYNDICATE LIVE FREESTYLE
Spit Syndicate – Set The Record Straight ft Fame
Kendrick Lamar Recipe ft and Dr Dre
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.
I have memories of listening to Paparazzi on rotation on my walkman sharing a headphone with a mate, while we drank in the park. As a long time fan of Xzibit, it totally took me by suprise when he started working with Dre and Eminem and began to blow up on a more commercial level. Now better know for modifying cars than hip hop, Xzibit recently toured Australia hitting every two horse town on the map. Here are some photos from Sydney.
Listen: Xzibit – Plastic Surgery ft Ras Kass & Saafir | Buy Me
Listen: Xzibit – Harder ft Ras Kass & Saafir | Buy Me
Listen: Ras Kass – Wild Pitch ft Xzibit & Jah Skillz | Buy Me
I had a bit of a love hate relationship with the band. Bombs Over Baghdad for instances – not necessary. I just want to hear that kicking, crisp electronic production rather than a wall of noise through which it was sometimes difficult to make out the song. However, on the other hand, Spottieottiedopalicious played with the help of two horn players in matching green Adidas tracksuits – stooooopid fresh to the power of infinity plus one.
Oh did anybody see that hoochie doing her stripper dance between the horn players? Oh dear! Maybe it would work in a place where folks weren’t so rhythmically challenged, but it just seems awkward when they invite the girls on stage in an attempt to turn the encore into the after party.
Nitpicking aside, Big Boi has hits for days, and delivers them with an amazing energy and flow. He played his part of all the Outkast hits as early as ‘Southernplayalisticcadiallacmusic’ taking us through to his more recent ‘Sir Luscious Left Foot’ solo jams. What more can I say? Dude can really rap, and it is just bumping party music.
In addition, Theophilus London was fun. Bringing a little bit of that Andre 3000 element to the tour.
Oh and big ups to Thundamentals who almost got kicked off the tour for stealing chicken backstage. Apparently Big Boi has two tonnes of chicken wings in his rider in every variety from Buffalo Wings to Honey Mustard Wings.
Anyways, here is a mix we did… Vodpod videos no longer available. Download:Outkast and Dungeon Family Tribute Mix on Stolen Records Playlist:
Outkast – Last Call (Feat. Slimm Calhoun, Lil’ Jon & The Eastside Boyz, & Mello)
Big Boi – Shutterbug
Killer Mike ft Sleepy Brown & Big Boi ADIDAS
Cee-Lo Green & Jack Splash – Right Now
Outkast – Player’s Ball (Original)
Outkast – ATLiens
Big Gipp ft Sleepy Brown – Steppin Out
Cool Breeze ft Sleepy’s Theme – Eastpointin’
Sleepy Brown ft Andre 3000 – I Can’t Wait
Big Boi ft Sleepy Brown & Joi – Turns Me On
Andre 3000 – Roses (Kero One Remix)
Dungeon Family – Follow The Light
Sleepy Brown ft Pharrell & Big Boi – Margarita
Outkast – Way You Move
Big Boi – Shine Blockas ft Bun B & Project Pat (Remix)
Outkast – Southernplaylisticcadillacmusick
Rich Boy – Throw Some D’s feat. Andre 3000
Outkast – Git Up, Git Out ft. Goodie Mob
Outkast – So Fresh, So Clean (Locsmif Mix)
Janelle Monáe – Tightrope ft. B.o.B (Wondamix)
Bubba Sparxxx – Ugly
Outkast – B.O.B.
Outkast – Bombs Over Your House (Locsmif Mix)
I know a few of my DJ friends like to hate on Good Vibrations for various reasons, but of the major festivals they have always had a good line up of acts for folks that enjoy their hip hop and soul roots in general.
Over the years, I have some nice memories of seeing a range of artists like Talib Kweli and Jean Grae, Estelle (before American Boy), Lee Scratch Perry & The Mad Professor, DJ Marky, Soul II Soul and Q-Tip. To bigger names like Kayne West, Snoop Dogg and Busta Rhymes who just murdered it last year.
However, this line up is possibly the best ever. I for one am really looking forward to this. Hopefully we can hook up some interviews.
Line Up: Faithless
Nas & Damian Marley
Cee Lo Green
Yolanda Be Cool
Kill The Noise
Tim & Jean
SYDNEY: Centenial Park – Saturday, February 12
MELBOURNE: Flemington Racecourse – Sunday, February 13
GOLD COAST: Parklands – Saturday, February 19
PERTH: Claremont Showground – Sunday, February 20
Tickets Available from Moshtix. So maybe purchase them now, rather than waiting until they sell out to call around in desperation trying to score a ticket. Motherfuckers think I got keys to the city. I can’t do nothing for you man.