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Hip Hop

Aussie Hip Hop is flourishing, from underground battles to major festivals. community radio loves it, and you can catch the latest crews, MCs, and tunes here.


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Esoterik x James Crook - Be Like You feat. ASTA     Hip Hop, Pop, Electronic 18/10/2017
One-third of hip-hop powerhouse Bliss N Eso, Esoterik (aka Eso) has become one of the most recognisable voices and loved personalities in contemporary Australian music.
Esoterik and James Crooks have teamed up to present ‘Be Like You’, a collaborative effort between the two friends, whose similar taste in both music and humour has delivered a song that is honest, raw and undeniably catchy.

Hansaa - Primavera (feat. A.CHAL)     Hip Hop, Electronic, Atmospheric 18/10/2017
Sydney bred Hansaa (Vinay Matta) – has been prevalent in Australia & LA’s underground scene for years now. Drawing inspiration from sample-heavy hip hop, 90s instrumentals and cinematic scores.
Rough textures with a funky, live bassline make for a high-vitality vibe with a driving energy. Produced with A.CHAL’s dulcet tones in mind, the Peruvian’s vocals are woven throughout the very core of the track creating a certain ambience, fusing the very best elements of hip hop, electronica and R&B.

L-FRESH The LION - Our World     Hip Hop 18/10/2017
The new single OUR WORLD touches on issues of xenophobia, hate speech and extremism. OUR WORLD is a reflection of L-FRESH's family's migration story to South West Sydney and his place in the world as he sees it.


2017 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE: Hip-Hop Live Act of the Year (National Awards)

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Sampa the Great - Rhymes to the East     Hip Hop, RnB, African 18/10/2017
Zambian-born & Botswana-raised, singer-songwriter, poet & lyricist, Sampa The Great is poised to have another breakout year. Today, the now Melbourne-based artist share "Rhymes to the East".
Recorded in one take, Sampa explains - "It was a stand out track to me and one of the strongest lyrics I have captured to date. As soon as I heard this beat, I knew exactly what I wanted to say. I was immediately transported to the East.”

2017 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE: Hip-Hop Live Act of the Year (National Awards), Live Voice of the Year (presented by Audio-Technica - People's Choice Awards)

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Cameron Durnsford, PBS FM, Melbourne (VIC)

Justin Laith - Agung     Hip Hop, Rap 17/10/2017
Justin Laith is an Australian raised USA born singer/rapper/actor who has crossed over from vocals in hardcore bands to explore a new expression of himself through electronic music.
In this up-beat and catchy party-track Justin Laith takes you on a journey through his mind and welcomes you into his lifestyle & world. ‘Agung' displays Justin Laith’s unique affinity for rapping and lyrics as well as his ability to write and sing catchy hooks reminiscent of 90s melodies.

Ziggy Ramo - YKWD (You Know We're Done)     Hip Hop, Rap, Australian Indigenous, Pop 13/10/2017
Tipped by many as an exciting new player on the Australian hip hop scene, 22-year-old Ziggy Ramo continues to impress with his scything flow and politically-charged, insightful focus.
Ziggy Ramo aims to shift the dialogue with his new new single ‘YKWD’. Following suit from previously released singles ‘Black Thoughts’ and ‘Same Script’, ‘YKWD’ (‘You Know We’re Done’) is powerful, arresting and thought provoking.

K21 - Rider feat. Rhymefest     Hip Hop 13/10/2017
Adelaide born rapper/ producer
Adelaide born rapper/ producer K21’s new single is “Rider”, featuring Grammy Award winning rapper and songwriter, Rhymefest.

Marksman Lloyd - Gene Simmons (Feat. Anders)     Hip Hop, Dance 12/10/2017
Marksman Lloyd is one of Perth's finest rappers who after building an arsenal of radio singles from three EP's has been touring nationally for the last three years.
Lyrically, Gene Simmons is an affirmation of love and the ridiculousness of the whole dance. The song originally came to Marksman in a dream (a self-confessed rare occurrence) while he was travelling throughout South East Asia and nailed it in the studio as soon as he returned.

Miss Blanks - Skinny Bitches     Hip Hop 12/10/2017
The First Lady of Trench Records is back and she’s wielding damage. Miss Blanks today drops the fire new single ‘Skinny Bitches’ featuring production from her label head honcho Moonbase.
‘Skinny Bitches’ sees Miss Blanks raise the bar again with some of the strongest flow of her fledgling yet ferocious career, all the while floating it atop of Moonbase’s thick beats and gut punch bass lines.

2017 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE: Live Voice of the Year (presented by the Queensland Music Festival - QLD Awards)

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Cameron Durnsford, PBS FM, Melbourne (VIC)

Aislinn Sharp - The Wall (ft Joel Turner)     Pop, Hip Hop 11/10/2017
Aislinn Sharp is a Brisbane singer/songwriter on keyboard. Her music is Pop inspired songs with hints of Dance, R'n'B, and Jazz. Her new single is THE WALL ft JOEL TURNER.
Aislinn's new single THE WALL features World Champ Beat Boxer, JOEL TURNER. This pop/hip-hop collaboration creates great music energy! The parkour music video features running jumps and stunts by the amazing guys from BNE Parkour (e.g., including twins Brodie and Dylan Pawson from Channel 9’s Australian Ninja Warrior).

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Other tracks by Aislinn Sharp:  Alone (Bye, Bye)  -  I Said It Was Alright, But It's Not Okay
Suburban Dark - Supernova ft. Jeswon     Hip Hop, Electronic 07/10/2017
Suburban Dark is a duo hell-bent on keeping things straight and tough. Their analog-synthesizer infused sound is deep, minimal and razor sharp, intended to be played loud.
Fueled by swarming bass, tech-ed out beats and other synthetic combustibles, Supernova marks an expansion of Suburban Dark's beligerant brand of bass music. Traversing harsh reality and the unknowns of deep space, Jeswon's spit fire raps fuse with the volatile beats, skull dragging the listener on a sonic journey

Crump Cake Orchestra - Pink Will Never Go Away     Jazz, Hip Hop, Soul, Funk 06/10/2017
Make Jazz Fun Again. A 20 Piece Jazz Orchestra influenced by modern music styles such as Funk, Rock, Hip-Hop, Electronica.
Heavy Horn, Funk Hip Hop Inspired Track

Other tracks by Crump Cake Orchestra:  Copy Copy  -  Come With Me To Singapore
Jordan De La Cruz - I Wish     Pop, Hip Hop 06/10/2017
Jordan De La Cruz is an Australia recording artist, singer-songwriter and record producer. His EP 'Road to the Valley' released on 05/09/17 and debuted at #1 on the iTunes Charts
'I Wish' is an upbeat, pop-styled urban track that is infectiously fun.

Other tracks by Jordan De La Cruz:  Drama  -  Good Vibes
Mathas, Omar Musa, P Smurf & Rapaport - Be Ready     Hip Hop, Rap 06/10/2017
Big Village Records, co-founders Rapaport and P.Smurf are joined by Mathas and Omar Musa for ‘The Big Vacation’ national tour! 'Be Ready' is the collaborative tour anthem!
Be Ready came from conversations around racism and free speech in Australia. In particular, how the opinions from people like Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Briggs and other diverse voices are shut down by mainstream media, and the general public on social media.

Baker Boy - Marryuna     Hip Hop, Rap, Indigenous 05/10/2017
In Arnhem Land they call Baker Boy the ‘fresh new prince’. His totem is the Olive Python/ Rainbow Serpent, his moiety is Dhuwa and his skin is Burralung/ Gela boy.
Marryuna blows opens with the sound of Yidaki. An anthemic summer song that features Baker Boy’s cousin the musician Yirrmal on its hooky chorus.


2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Independent Artist
2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Independent Single
2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE: Breakthrough Independent Artist Of The Year

BRB - Sharks In The Water     Hip Hop, Pop, Christian 03/10/2017
BRB uses Hip Hop to inspire, encourage and uplift his listeners. He will often shock and entertain a crowd by incorporating his immediate surroundings into freestyle raps.
A metaphorically rich, triple entendre track on the theme of hidden predators beneath the surface. The lyrics refer to jumping in at the deep end, judging others for being in over their head and hidden dangers. With a powerful sung chorus, the song is catchy and powerful.

Indigenoise - Wildfire     Hip Hop 30/09/2017
The newest signing for Hydrofunk Records, INDIGENOISE are an Indigenous Australian Hip Hop act.
Produced by Coedie McCarthy and recorded at Hydrofunk HQ in Byron Bay, ‘Wildfire’ brings the ancient wisdom of the old ways into the new age, drawing a raw and organic imprint of Hip Hop together with inspired conscious lyrics.


Horrorshow - Cherry Blossom     Hip Hop, RnB 29/09/2017
Horrorshow are a hip hop duo, comprised of Solo (Vocals) and Adit (Producer). They've released four studio albums; sold-out tours and cultivated one of the most dedicated fanbases in Australia.
'Cherry Blossom' is the newest instalment from heir 4th studio album, 'Bardo State' and is a Australian love song with a RnB feel to it - a fresh direction again for this Sydney duo.

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Independent Hip Hop Album (Bardo State)

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KG - Mabo Martin Mandela     Hip Hop, Indigenous 29/09/2017
KG has carved out a name for himself as a storyteller and potent lyricist his forthcoming album explores, apartheid in his birth country and the often polarising conversation about racism.
South African born, Australian raised rapper KG is making no apologies with his politically charged anthem ‘Mabo, Martin, Mandela’.

Talakai - Unison     Hip Hop, Electronic, Atmospheric 29/09/2017
Newcastle's own Hip Hop prodigy, Talakai has been active since his teen years continuing to grow and impress with each release. Hard hitting, intricate, new wave hip hop.
Talakai’s sophomore single, Unison from his upcoming release Fire is Free presents a deep and earthy aura. The beat produced by Aus Hip-Hop legend Rahjconkas blends perfectly with Talakai’s paced and emotive flow.