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?
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Congo Tardis is the love triangle of Melbourne Tastemakers, Producers and Dj’s Ms Butt, Paz and Lewis CanCut. Together they throw rad parties in Melbourne that serve up a hot plate of left of centre sounds rooted in tropical goodness. Their first EP has just been released to the masses and features three extremely big tunes ready for open minded Dancefloors.
Get acquainted below and follow the buy link on this tropical heat.
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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.
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Inspired by our excitement regarding the upcoming A Tribe Called Quest tour of Australia, we invited one of our favourite DJ’s Mr Naiki San to play a Native Tongue Tribute set. We were also joined by a selection of very skilled freestlye rapping folk, Hau of Koolism, Rapaport of Loose Change and MC Gabi, for some freestyle games. Woo! Listen back to the show in it’s fullness below.
My Little Razor Blade – Get Busy Committee
Witness The Flava – DJ Shepdog
Weapon of Choice – Spit Syndicate
Neva Again – Kam
I Like It – Cee-Lo
Ladies ft. Lee Fields and the Expressions – J. Cole
Sunny – Boney M.
Ooh Wee – Mark Ronson Ft Nate Dogg, Ghostface Killah, Trife & Saigon
Turn It Up (The Pimp Tones Remix) – Ty
She’s Gotta Have It – Ozi Batla
DJ NAIKI A TRIBE CALLED QUEST TRIBUTE SET
Can I kick It Intro – A Tribe Called Quest
Dirty Old Bassa Nova – Howard Roberts Quartet
Jam – A Tribe Called Quest
Jazz…(We’ve Got) – A Tribe Called Quest
Love Your Life – Average White Band
Check The Rhime – A Tribe Called Quest
Award Tour – A Tribe Called Quest
Oh My God – A Tribe Called Quest
Who’s Gonna Take the Weight – Kool & The Gang
Buggin Out – A Tribe Called Quest
Can I kick It – A Tribe Called Quest
Hot Sex – A Tribe Called Quest
Scenario – A Tribe Called Quest
Daylight – Ramp
Bonita Applebum – A Tribe Called Quest
Technova – Towa Tei
Find A Way – A Tribe Called Quest
On The Road Again feat. Q-Tip (Remix) – Jungle Brothers
Wrath Of My Madness – Queen Latifah
Straight out the Jungle – Jungle Brothers
The Choice is Yours (Revisited) – Black Sheep
Buddy (12″ Remix) – De La Soul
Because I got it like that – Jungle Brothers
You Can Make It If You Try – Sly & The Family Stone –
Crossword Puzzle – Sly & The Family Stone
Say No Go – De La Soul
It’s A Shame – Spinners
It’s A Shame – Monie Love
40days – Billy Brooks
Can’t Stand It – Koolism
El Gusto Theme ft Spikey T – Hermitude
Call Me – Loose Change
FREESTYLE SESSION WITH MC GABI, HAU AND RAPAPORT
I’m In Love (Cotti Remix) – Dub Pistols
Holy moly! Didn’t expect this one. Today it has been announced that A Tribe Called Quest will be touring Australia in August.
To celebrate 20 years since their debut album, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, the tribe will be setting out on a global award tour starting in Queens and ending in El Segundo (maybe).