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Hip Hop: The Push announce PushIt! Cyphers, K21 releases debut album, and So.Crates to play intimate show

The Push is looking for young rappers, singers, beatboxers and beatmakers to take part in an exciting new project titled PushIt! Cyphers. Inspired by New York’s legendary cyphers, the project will host a series of live rap cyphers throughout the City of Moreland in February and March. Supported by YouthWorx and Amped Up Productions, aspiring emcees are encouraged to register and show the Melbourne hip hop music scene their rap freestyle skills. For the finale in Coburg, competitors will be joined by some of the most promising new voices in hip hop including Fresh Violet, Yung Philly, Muma, Doesa, Emerald, Boy Graduate, and Sadiva. Don’t miss your chance to step into the limelight and register today. Applicants must be aged between 12 and 25 years old. Registrations close 5pm Thursday 15 February. See The Push website for more details.
 
Adelaide rapper K21 has released his long-awaited debut studio album, Any Given D-Day. The album was developed across Chicago and Australia and features Grammy award-winning emcee Rhymefest and Australian hip hop kings Hilltop Hoods, Funkoars and Remi. Years in the making, the 12-track album was released through Golden Era Records,and to celebrate K21 has announced a national tour. The young emcee will head to Melbourne to perform at Grumpy’s on Friday May 4. Make sure to buy the new album and learn all the lyrics before you head to the show.
 
Hip hop duo So.Crates are celebrating the launch of their Static Methods LP Vinyl re-issue will an all-ages performance at Northside Records alongside Pataphysics. Since their festival debut back in 2016 at Strawberry Fields, the rap group has made a mark on the music industry supporting the likes of Black Milk, Brother Ali, Cool Out Sun and other industry icons. The double LP features collaborations with Allysha Joy, Matt On the Moon and Mike Thesis. Catch the intimate instore performance at Northside Records on Saturday February 17.
 
Lyricist YAYA and producer Professor Kaos have come together to form Melbourne rap group, Juo Jual. With their unique mesh of old and new school music and funky rap sounds the team is best known for their hard-hitting singles ‘Jump’, ‘Watch Out’ and ‘One Too’.Juo Jual will take to the stage at the first Next Crop showcase of the year, performing alongside Melbourne emcee Kyso, and artists Neezy, TheAmbiguousOne and LD. Support the local music industry and witness a range of talent at Laundry Bar this Thursday February 8. This is a free event.