Brisbane based emcee Prophet Rayza returns with his long awaited debut LP Year Of The Rayza out nation-wide April 4th 2014. The album follows the release of Rayza‘s previous works the Six Books EP, as well as his Spits & Pieces mixtape series.

One of this Australia’s most promising lyricists, Prophet Rayza has worked tirelessly at his craft to master the art of language and story telling through music.Year Of The Rayza is testament to this. The album’s lyrical content is themed around astrology and the zodiac, and has been inspired by eastern and western philosophies. The production is ridden with heavy drums, haunting melodies and sharp stanzas.

Watch Prophet Rayza‘s new music video for ‘Year of the Rayza’ :

Purchase Year of the Rayza from iTunes or Soul Clap Records.

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Nekta has risen from the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne. His journey began with the Street Science program run by Solomon ThetaJ-Red Son-Zu. It’s there he began to hone his skills on the mic and with a spray can. He would also connect there with future members of Window Down crew. 

Some difficult times in Nekta‘s personal life were channeled into the writing of Dear Diary, his debut solo release. It was written and recorded over a 6 month period at the Pang Productions studio. The result is a personal journey of self discovery, life lessons learned and an appreciation for hip-hop that still burns strong over 10 years later.

Purchase Dear Diary from iTunes here.

Nekta will be making a return to the stage for the first time in a while. Performing with partner in crime Celphysh at The Laundry Bar in Melbourne this Saturday 29th for the ESKAPISM Tour.

The OFFICIAL LAUNCH for Dear Diary will be held at Boney (58 Little Collins st, Melbourne) Friday 9th of May with supports to be announced shortly.

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Paulie P: Until That Time, out 14.03.2014

Known for his willingness to explore new territory, Paulie P is currently putting the finishing touches on his forthcoming debut record Until That Time which is due for release in March 2014.

Self-produced, Until That Time is a double-disc showcasing of  Paulie P’s ability to push the boundaries of the ever evolving hip hop scene.


Working with a seven-piece band and incorporating live drums and triggers  the record oozes funk and soul, layered with breezy dub rhythms and slick jazz undertones, adding to his fresh hip hop sound.

“It’s taken a lot longer than expected so I’m hoping this gets the ball rolling so I can release another soon!” -Paulie P

Purchase Until That Time from iTunes.

Rawthentic Records: The Rawthentic Roster, out 07.03.2014

Rawthentic Records is a small independent label which was formed early 2012 by Melbourne emcee P.Link. In the short time since, the label’s growing roster has been represented at an international & local level throughout Australia supporting the likes of Ultra Magnetic MC’s, Trem One, Brad Strut, Funkoars, Maundz & Jake Biz, just to name a few.

In between shows the label has released 3 solo EP’s from label stalwarts – P.Link, J.Mac & DownPat. Also with spots on the Obesecity 2 & White Russian compilations. All the while enlisting fresh young talent in the form of Eazy MC, Jestar Dharma, & DJ T-Nuc.

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Now after a solid year of shows and studio sessions and a bit of recruiting, Rawthentic Records is proud to present THE ROSTER LP. A collection of new solo & crew tracks with no guest features, straight from the Rawthentic Fam – The Aphilliates (P.Link, J.Mac, DownPat, DJ Rellik), Eazy, Jestar Dahmer, DJ Metaphor & DJ T-Nuc.

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Pre-order your copy now from Soul Clap Records

Thundamentals: New Single ‘Something I Said’ featuring Thom Crawford + Album Tour Dates

Thundamentals have just announced, in a triple j exclusive, a massive run of dates to celebrate the [seriously] long-awaited release of third album So We Can Remember, out Fri 2 May through Obese Records. To kick things off, the much-loved Blue Mountains via Newtown hip hop trio will be dropping second single ‘Something I Said’ this Friday. Featuring vocals by Oscar nominee Thom Crawford, the track is destined to be a crowd favourite on the album tour.

Getting across as much of the country as possible, Thundamentals are touring So We Can Remember as part of the national, regional Groovin The Moo festival juggernaut, as well as playing their own major city launches.

Fri 25 Apr @ Groovin The Moo, Oakland SA

Sat 26 Apr @ Groovin The Moo, Maitland NSW

Sun 27 Apr @ Groovin The Moo, Canberra ACT

Sat 3 May @ Groovin The Moo, Bendigo VIC

Sun 4 May @ Groovin The Moo, Townsville QLD

Sat 10 May @ Groovin The Moo, Bunbury WA

New single ‘Something I Said’ is out now via iTunes.

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7’6: Organic Synthesis, Out 28.02.2014

UK import 7’6 presents debut album Organic Synthesis, a body of work which breathes new life into hip hop as we know it.

Citing acts such as J DillaBonoboFlying LotusHermitude, and Rudimental as his inspirations. 7‘6 prides himself on having an eclectic and unique sound selection spanning across genres. What sets a 7’6 release apart is his ability to set the scene via soundscape.

A dexterous musician, 7’6 has composed the album so that each instrument tells its own story to form a cohesive whole. Having either produced for or recorded many recognized artists previously, 7’6 felt that it was time to step out from behind the boards and into the forefront with a new sound.

Organic Synthesis features acclaimed guests such as veteran WA native emcee N’Fa Jones,the dulcet vocals of Jace Excell, divine soul songstress Ginger Van Handley, the beautiful tones of Melanie Rutherford, the talented Screamy, the masterful lyric stylings of emcee 1/6, and drums by Mercury Award winning producer Plutonic Lab for the track ‘Launch’.

Synth-heavy ‘Comic Books’ featuring N’Fa Jones and Jace Excell, is the direct response to the question and theme posed by 7’6“if you had superpowers, what would they be?” With a smooth soul vibe, the track is decorated by sparkling keys and gentle boom bap.

‘Listen’ is the first single off Organic Synthesis. The ethereal track features vocals from Detroit artist Melanie Rutherford. As the production slowly builds, the lyrics ask nothing of you but to meditate on the soundwaves.

Opened by tribal chants and percussion, ‘Nomad’ is a meeting of the modern and traditional. Featuring Melbourne artists 1/6 and Ginger Van Handley, lyrical themes of time and circumstance are explored with eloquence.

After many years in the game, and many more to come, 7’6 has brought you an album from the heart.

“When I first set out in the creation of this album, I just wanted to do an album, so I could finally say after all my years in the game, I did it, but the deeper I got the more effort I put in, and ended up creating something that I am extremely proud of, something I just want to share with the world.” 7’6

Purchase Organic Synthesis from iTunes here.


Delta is a living hip hop legend. Known globally for his razor-sharp rhymes, allegiance to hip hop culture and perfectionism, Delta has been honing his craft for over 20 years.

On the 14th of February 2014 Delta will be releasing his third album Pyramid Schemes, five years after sophomore album The Second Story was released.

Demonstrative of his formidable creative flair, Pyramid Schemes is an opus to behold for any hip hop enthusiast. For listeners less familiar with the genre, Deltaepitomises what hip hop is about; intelligent lyricism, selection and structure of quality beats, and honouring the genre in its purest form.

Pyramid Schemes showcases Delta’s expansive musical understanding combining elements of jazz, rock, funk, and soul served with a large side of hip hop. The majority of the beats have been produced by Delta, with the additional guest producers being his long time partner in crime Mark B (UK), and Amed of the all mighty DITC /Wildlife family (USA).

Vocal guests include Melbourne soul songstress Candice Monique, Brisbane king Lazy GreyPeter Tilbrook of the legendary band the Masters Apprentices, the unstoppable Mojo the Cinematic and Milano Constantine (USA) and forewords by scene pioneer Kool Herc (USA).

‘Still Kings’ is a sequel to Delta’s oz hip hop anthem ‘For the Kings’, which was the title track on Culture of Kings 2 in 2002. The compilation was the first oz hip hop album to achieve triple j’s album of the week, and for many, ‘For the Kings’ is the first Australian hip hop song they had ever heard.

Another shining moment on Pyramid Schemes is ‘A Mad Man Roams Tonight’. The track samples a long forgotten single from 1971 by Australian rock stalwart Peter Tilbrook of the band The Masters ApprenticesDelta had heard about this famous vinyl rarity for years, and after decades of searching he found a copy. Deltarang Peter to ask if he could sample the song shortly after the two had met at a garage sale at Peter’s home! Not only did Peter agree, but offered to hit the studio and record his original chorus to seal the deal.

Delta prides himself on creating classic hip hop; sample-heavy and lyrical with “no filler and no scams”. As a writer he is famous for delivering songs with a crucial element of sentimentality and cultural nostalgia, evoking emotion in his listeners and inviting them to lose themselves within his lyrical themes, and concepts.Pyramid Schemes is a pinnacle release for hip hop worldwide, and another master achievement for Delta.

“It is great to see Obese distribution making sure that my music reaches Australian listeners who may not be familiar with my music until now. It has all come full circle after my song ‘For the Kings’ was put in record stores by Obese 12 years ago.”

Track List



3. ALIEN (Foreword by KOOL HERC)

4. MISSING LINK (Produced by AMED (DITC)





9. CARRY ON (Produced by MARK B)




Purchase Pyramid Schemes from JB Hi-Fi or Soul Clap Records



Thundas have recently dropped a brand new promo track and accompanying video for ‘Noodle Soup’, an album track taken from their upcoming 3rd LP So We Can Remember.

Watch ‘Noodle Soup’ here

Purchase Thundamentals most recent album Foreverlution from iTunes or JB Hi-Fi.

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CHASM: ‘Summer’ single featuring Blak Twang, Ozi Batla and Hau

‘Summer’, the new single from Chasm features world renowned UK rap legend Blak Twang, and Australian Kings of hip hop Ozi Batla (The Herd/Astronomy Class) and Hau (Koolism/triple j hip hop show). ‘Summer’ is an insight from Chasm’s upcoming fourth EP which is to be released in early 2014.

A chilled out track; ‘Summer’ is set alight by its warm strings and laid back beats. The three emcees trade verses on their Summer vibes, complementing each other with differing styles.

“‘The Summer’ was written one night at my studio, earlier in the year. From memory Blak Twang was just vibing on being out here; the Sydney women and beaches. So that really ended up guiding the track. The fellas chose the beat and wrote it all on the spot. Each emcee took a different angle on the topic. A bottle of Hennessy later….”  – Chasm

Purchase ‘Summer’ from iTunes.


Tornts: Street Visions, out 18.11.2013

Australia’s hardest hitting rap aficionado Tornts, of Hired Goons Crew and Broken Tooth Entertainment, drops his latest and greatest release Street Visions on October 18th 2013.

The sixth album of his illustrious career, Street Visions, as its title suggests, is a cinematic soundtrack to life around the streets of Melbourne city and the stories of its many characters. Full of  first-hand experiences, descriptive rap narratives mixed over big world standard production.

Lead single and video ‘I Do This’, produced by Dutch producer Ciph Barker, is a personal track in which Tornts writes of his own life and struggles as well as those of others. The listener can tell they are in for an album that stands out on it’s own in terms of it’s depth and descriptive wordplay over world class beats.

The second single and video is the street anthem ‘This Place’ produced by Tornts himself, features rising dancehall/reggae artist Apprentice. For the first time, vehement Melbourne street rap is combined with underground dancehall/reggae to produce genre-redefining results.

“We ain’t living on the beach in Home and Away, there’s poverty, homeless and strays” Tornts - ‘This Place’  
Other standout tracks on the album include trap single ‘Dirty Town’, which stars Melbourne beatmaker Kharnivor on production.

“Lost memories, bottle shop key rings, Lacoste crocodiles snap in a sea of sin” – Tornts - ‘Dirty Town

Fellow HG crew member and crowd favourite Diem shares the spotlight on the captivating song ‘Dark Days’ which contains an unmatched visual intensity that describes claustrophobic life in troubled times. Over a powerful, synth-packed beat, Tornts delivers his trademark powerful visual.

“In the abyss watch the vertigo, tortured souls like Guantanamo, ordered cold, that’s the city bro, whore to hold, one fifty dough”Tornts – ‘Dark Days’

Famed UK producer Beat Butcha (Lloyd Banks, Prodigy) helps to deliver the monster track ‘Life’, which Tornts‘ aggressive yet steady flow complements perfectly. Beat Butcha also provides the production for ‘Killin’ It’, which sees BTE’s newest inductee Dr. Flea stepping up to the mic alongside Tornts.

QLD dons Kings Konekted step up to smash guest verses on ‘Out Here’, rapping over slow Tornts melody driven trap production.

“Rough little Conans, hating their old man’s, and wishing for gold hands” - Tornts – ‘Out Here’

Tornts‘ crew, Hired Goons also feature on an epic banger called ‘This is HG’ cementing their status one of the most respected underground rap groups in the country.

The entire album is brutally honest and as visual as a motion picture, standing out on its own with internationally credible production, highly original content and that unique style only Tornts‘ can deliver.

Street Visions reaffirms that as an artist, Tornts never has, and never will be afraid to speak the truth about his life and the darker sides of society, while pushing boundaries with every release.

Track List:

01 – Dirty Town (Produced by Kharnivor)

02 – This Place Ft Apprentice (Produced by Tornts)

03 – I Do This (Produced by Ciph Barker)

04 – Out Here Ft Kings Konekted (Produced by Tornts)

05 – Crush All The Hype (Produced by Tornts)

06 – Dark Days Ft Diem & Murky (Produced by Kharnivor)

07 – Scimitar (Produced by Tornts)

08 – Killin’ It (Ft Dr Flea (Produced by Beat Butcha)

09 – Say Nothing (Produced by Tornts)

10 – Life (Produced by Beat Butcha)

11 – This Is HG Ft Bigfoot, Ciecmate, Billy Bunks, Murky & Diem (Produced by Tornts)

12 – Fire (Produced by Tornts)

Pre-order Street Visions from JB Hi-Fi here.