Entries in Hip Hop (19)


5 reasons you should go to Big Village’s The Big Vacation Tour 

Not that you need an excuse to go to an event, but we came up with 5 anyway in case you needed an excuse to tell your friends and family. 

1. All your mates in one room

Big Village Records, co-founders Rapaport and P.Smurf have just announced that they will be joined by two of the label’s most prominent signees in Mathas and Omar Musa for ‘The Big Vacation’ national tour.

2. There will be regional shows

Not only do the city slickers get to see this kick-ass show, but regional areas also get to have some fun as well. With shows in Margaret River and Bunbury. 

3. Watch a show and also learn how to rap

They will also feature youth workshops in partnership with Rapaport’s hip hop education organization, School of Rap. Workshops are designed to engage young people from diverse backgrounds and communities through inclusive and innovative hip hop song writing programs.

4. Support the scene

Hip hop is ever-growing her in Australia and we need to support the crew who work so hard to push the scene. 

5. One huge party

The whole event is one huge party, filled with live bands and DJ sets. Not only will the gig be entertaining, but the combination of the workshops will deliver a hip hop message that Big Village Records are here to stay.

The Big Vacation Tour tickets are on sale now from For more information on The Big Vacation Tour and School of Rap youth workshops head to the Big Village Facebook.


The best of the borough - 3 female rappers for your friday.

Written by Bree Stewart

Though I was barely there a day, the borough of Brooklyn changed my soul. Hip Hop has always transformed me. Before exams, presentations and even during breakup woes, various hip hop anthems have made sweet love to my ear-holes and pushed me through adversity. Earlier this year myself and the Mrs strolled through ol’ Brooklyn one warm New York evening; life all around us  - pure movement. Brooklyn is the truest representation of the concept of hustle, the notion of the American dream, or better yet Humanity’s dream.

The borough spans a rich history, and better yet, she’s also the home to some overly inspiring hip hop artists. When you’re on the train to work and Hildi in the button-down shirt emits gas from her bumhole whilst walking past you (could you not hold it one more stop Hildi?), close your eyes and transport yourself to complete empowerment with these three outstanding Brooklyn-based rappers.


Btw they all have vaginas.


1. Junglepussy

Junglepussy’s album Pregnant with Success sends love to the women in her life “It’s an ode to my mother and to all mothers...anyone who ever planted a seed, anyone who ever created something, anyone who ever waited patiently for something to come into fruition."

2. Lil' Kim

Biggie Small mentee Lil’ Kim is arguably one of the better rapper’s to come out of Brooklyn amongst both men and women within the industry. Kim has no time for disingenuous human beings, and as such was one of the first women in Hip Hop to rap with the same explicit lyrics and edgy content as her Male counterparts.


3. T’Nah Apex

T’Nah has been known to rap alongside Joey Bada$$ or Buckshot as an accompanying vocalist, though this new-age MC has a couple of unknown gems on her own, most notably her pro-era, inspirational track XYXX.



J Dilla heads will be excited to know that the highly anticipated 'The Diary' album is due to be released on 15th April. 

The Estate of James Yancey has revived J Dilla's longstanding company PayJay as a functioning imprint to release Dilla's long lost vocal album in conjunction with Mass Appeal Records.

Initially intended for release in 2002The Diary is the final batch of unissued material that Dilla had assembled for release during his lifetime, lending crucial insight into the producer's prowess and thought process in the period leading up to his break with the major label system and the extremely fertile period that followed (which encompassed the making of the canonical classics Ruff DraftJaylib, and Donuts). 

The Diary features vocal performances by J Dilla, Snoop DoggBilalKokaneFrank and DankNottz and Boogie, over production by Dilla,MadlibPete RockHi-tekNottzHouse ShoesSupa Dave WestBink! and Karriem Riggins. The album was announced today in an interview with Nas on Zane Lowe's show on Beats1 with the never-before-heard song "The Introduction."





1. The Introduction
2. The Anthem feat. Frank & Dank
3. Fight Club feat. Nottz & Boogie
4. The Shining Pt. 1 (Diamonds) feat. Kenny Wray
5. The Shining Pt. 2 (Ice)
6. Trucks
7. Gangsta Boogie feat. Snoop Dogg & Kokane
8. Drive Me Wild
9. Give Them What They Want
10. The Creep (The O)
11. The Ex feat. Bilal
12. So Far
13. Fuck The Police
14. The Diary




SYS EP of the week Tai Free ‘Journals’

When Tai Free popped into our inbox we were instantly transfixed on him. This Brooklyn rapper just released his ‘Journals’ EP and it is our pick for EP of the week. 

‘Journals’ is five tracks deep and is full of emotive raps with a little bit soul sprinkled in between. The beats are so soulful it effortlessly flows with Tai Free’s style, and captivates you from the very beginning. 

Our favourite track is Drive which features Francesca. The soulful vocals are on point and Tai Free manages to take us on a road trip journey with his flawless rapping skills. 

The lead single ‘Complications’ is about creating moments for yourself regardless of what life may throw at you. Almost like a self-help track about figuring out who you are is the journey, not the destination.

 Tai Free's brand of hip-hop is a modern take on the frustrations of inner city youth over eclectic, yet soulful beats. He explains love, his dreams, the crushing bitterness of poverty, and everything in between and we’re very excited to see more from this upcoming MC. 

Soundcloud EP:


Kendrick Lamar proves he's the king of hip hop with his Late Show Performance

Kendrick Lamar can do no wrong. It seems every time we see him in the limelight, we see him doing the right thing. 

His recent performance at The Late Show just proves how much hip hop has changed, and how he is the new generation of the scene.

Check the video out.