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Posted 11 Mar 2014 @ 1:44pm

1. Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

Every couple of years a collective comes out and people compare them to the Wu, but they never get close. 36 Chambers was the only album my rock friends and my hip hop friends could agree on listening to when we were drinking, they are pure badass-ness.

 

2. Outkast - Aquemini

I could have just chosen five Outkast...

Posted 3 Feb 2014 @ 5:47pm

Let's all agree that the times of Aussie rappers bouncing onstage and drilling you to “put your mother-fucking hands in the mother-fucking air” are pretty much over. In their place is the arrival of a genre-bending, modern breed of Aussie hip hop that smacks you with thoughtful lyrics and melts faces at gigs and festivals worldwide. Championing this change are Kai Tan and Raph Dixon, the...

Posted 4 Jul 2013 @ 8:26am

Matt Zull, Darren Nichol and Marshall Ferguson are Melbourne hip hop crew The D.Y.E. The D.Y.E is the flagship act for the crew Street Credit Productions who have been putting on parties around Melbourne since 2011. Zull, Nichol and Ferguson took the time to catch up with Beats to explain the history of Melbourne's newest party starters, punch-ons in Sydney's west and to talk about the...

Posted 20 Jun 2013 @ 4:31pm

Emerging Melbourne hip hop artist REMi has announced the release of his free mixtape and his Free Sangria tour.

 

REMi’s incredibly catchy tribute to days off and drinks with friends, Sangria has not only been well received by fans but has racked up 20,000 video views and constant play on triple j. With a brand new mixtape, FYG :: ACT 1 Remi is heading on his first national...

Posted 11 Jun 2013 @ 1:27pm

After two years of bringing the ruckus in Brisbane, the country's biggest local hip hop festival has announced its Melbourne debut.

 

The Sprung Festival will hit Melbourne with headliner 360, plus an all-star roster of Australian hip hop talent.

 

Rounding out the very tasty lineup will be Seth Sentry, The Funkoars, Horrorshow, Thundamentals, Diafrix, Brad Strut,...

Posted 2 May 2013 @ 10:42pm

South East Queensland-based hip hop collective, Kings Konekted have bounced the boards of the live scene for years with only a mix tape under their belt. They’ve gigged extensively, have been consistently in the studio and their crew has slowly grown but tight, almost obsessive, quality control have meant that their fans have waited since 2009 for a release. EP The Campaign is out now and a...

Posted 18 Feb 2013 @ 4:40pm

One of raps hottest properties has announced his debut Australian tour.

 

Released last month his top #10 ARIA debut album - LongLiveA$AP - is blurry mix of lyricism, slowed down rave synths and featuring a star studded lineup of guests including Florence Welch, Santigold, Skrillex and rap contemporaries Kendrick Lamar, Drake, 2 Chainz and more.

 

Update: due to...

Posted 1 Feb 2013 @ 9:05am

A selection of hip hop heavyweights will come together for the inaugural Movement festival.

 

The festival, a collaboration between Live Nation and Niche Productions, is intended to fill the apparent void of hip hop events in Australia.

 

Leading the charge is American legend Nas, along with other internationals 2 Chainz, Chiddy Bang, Joey Bada$$ and Angel Haze....

Posted 19 Dec 2012 @ 1:26pm

Slaughterhouse are coming to Australia for the first time ever.

 

Slaughterhouse herald from all over American boasting the talent of Royce da 5'9, Joe Budden, Californian Crooked I and Joeel Ortiz. Despite their individual successes, Slaughterhouse has met its own Billboard success with their debut, welcome to: Our House, peaking at #2...

Posted 3 Dec 2012 @ 2:49pm

Comprised of vocalist Stefan Burnett and drummer Zach Hill (Hella, Boredoms), experimental hip hop crew Death Grips have announced a headline show in Melbourne.

 

Defying both genre and convention, the Sacramento duo will showcase their hardcore, innovative tracks from their latest record, No Love Deep Web. The album is famous not only for its musical brilliance, but because the...

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