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Photos: Kendrick Lamar at Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Photos by Averie Harvey

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

Wednesday Night @ GoodGod; Where Were You?

Major Lazer played a Sydney show.

Was it a secret show? I don’t know. The line wrapped around the corner, so if it was a secret, it was poorly kept.

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Diplo or Mike Who? Can’t really tell from this distance…

Who played? Walshy Fire, Jillionaire, Black Chiney and Diplo.

Was it fun? I’m still dancing.

The only low-light of the night was budding videographer and all around nice guy Aiden, got one of his cameras stolen. He was filming the night so that us and the whole world can enjoy it forever in cyber space; until some dickhole decided to pocket something that wasn’t theirs. Not cool. It’d be nice if you gave the camera back. But if you don’t I hope you step in dog poo.

What’d you think of the night? Share if you care.

Download: Major Lazer – Hold Di Line (Skratch Bastard ‘Wipe Out Riddim’ Refix)

Photos: J Boog and Million Stylez at Metro, Sydney


Photos by Andy ‘Moses’ Vermeulen of Hobo

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)

Listen: J Boog – Let’s Do It Again

Listen: J Boog – I’m Falling (Summer Scheme Riddim)

Listen: J Boog – Hawaiian Pakalolo ft Jah Maoli & Spawnbreezie

Podcast: Stolen Records Dancehall Moombahton Mix of Awesomeness ft Nick Toth

Photos: Musica / Tumbalong, Sydney 2011


Photos by: Andy ‘Moses’ Vermeulen of Hobo

In it’s first year, Musica is a smaller scale festival at Darling Harbour’s Tumbalong Park with a really cool line up. Maybe a little to cool to draw a massive festival crowd, it was a refreshingly, easy going, dickhead free day of good music. Rather than fighting crowds of sweaty muscle bound boofheads, dividing your time between 7 stages of the same old acts, Musica was just one stage of smaller amazing new artists. Perfect sunny weather for enjoying the likes of SBTRKT, Lunice, Ghostpoet, Baths, Electic Wire Hustle, Mitzi, Bon Chat Bon Rat, Tiger & Woods and Simon Caldwell. Brilliant day. Let’s hope it becomes a regular fixture in the festival calendar.

Listen: SBTRKT – Nervous ft Jessie Ware from Nervous EP

Listen: SBTRKT – Something Goes Right ft Sampha from SBTRKT

Listen: Lunice – The Name Dunnit ft Troy Dunnit from Stacker Upper EP

Download: Aaliyah – We Need A Resolution (Lunice Remix)

Download: Ghostpoet – Cash and Carry Me Home ft Kano (Remix)

Download: Bon Chat, Bon Rat – Blackbirds

Podcast: SBTRKT Interview and Other Goodies on Stolen Records

The Hip Hoptimist: A Podcast by Levins + Franco!

Levins and Captain Franco at Halfway Crooks
If you are not yet formally acquainted allow me to introduce you to Levins and Captain Franco. Levin’s is your favourite DJs, favourite Australian DJ. If not for his musical selections, definitely for his kangaroo burgers and fine hospitality. Meanwhile, Franco is the DJ of choice for all those untouchably, hot hipster girls that look like they fell out of one of your wank fantasies.

Together with the help of Spruce Lee they do a hip hop night called Halfway Crooks. It earns both the disparagement and envy of ‘true school’ hip hop heads. It is one of the few good hip hop parties in Sydney, which is a ‘party’ and there is a possibility you may go home with a female with all her own teeth.

They have started a new podcast called the Hip Hoptimist. It is basically them giving their review of the latest rap albums, and talking copious amounts of shit. Alternatively, I could just hang out at The Dip or Heaps Decent for this sort of conversation, but today I chose to download it. If they cyphered at the end of each of these episodes I would be a regular listener.

Here they give their two cents on Lil Wanye, Ferrari Boyz, Jay-Z & Kanye, and The Games latest works.

Podcast: Direct Download | Hip Hoptimist Blog

Listen:
Lil Wayne – Up, Up and Away | iTunes

Download:
Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka Flame – So Many Things | iTunes

Download: The Game – Creeping (Revisited) ft Ludacris and Chamillionaire | iTunes

Download: The Game – Gangsta Ride ft Jaz-O | iTunes

Download: The Game – Bang Along | iTunes

Photos: Big Boi at the Enmore Theatre Sydney

Photos by: Andy ‘Moses’ Vermeulen of the infamous Hobo Gestapo

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)

Download: Big Boi – Shine Blockas ft Bun B and Project Pat (Remix) | Buy Me

Download: Lyn Collins ft Outkast – Think vs B.O.B. (Prince Of Ballard Remix)

Download: Outkast – Spottieottie Til Infinity (Locsmif Remix)

Donwload: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Spottieottiedopilscious

Extra: Lil Wayne – Interlude ft. Tech N9ne & Andre 3000 | Buy the Carter IV

Photos: 50 Cent & G-Unit at Winterbeatz, Sydney Entertainment Centre (maybe not the closest).

50 Cent & G-Unit, Lil Kim, Fabolous, Mario, Winter Beatz 2010, Entertainment Centre

50 Cent & G-Unit, Lil Kim, Fabolous, Mario, Winter Beatz 2010, Entertainment Centre

50 Cent & G-Unit, Lil Kim, Fabolous, Mario, Winter Beatz 2010, Entertainment Centre

50 Cent & G-Unit, Lil Kim, Fabolous, Mario, Winter Beatz 2010, Entertainment Centre
Photos by Aaron Girgis. They look best when you click on them.

Q: What did 50 Cent say to his Grandma when she gave him a knitted sweater for christmas?

A: Gee, you knit?

Bahahahahaha… Get it! As in G-Unit! Bahahahaha!

Download: 50 Cent – P.I.M.P. (Prince of Ballards O.G. Edit)

Download: The Bacao Rhythm Steel Band – P.I.M.P (50 Cent Cover)

Download: 50 Cent – Michael Jackson Freestyle

Download: Lloyd Banks ft Sway, Giggs, Kanye West, Swizz Beatz & Ryan Leslie – Start It Up (UK Remix)

Where you there? What did you think? How awesome was the confetti. I like confetti.