Genre Archives: Hip-Hop/Rap

Hilltop Hoods

For fans of Hermitude

DRINKING FROM THE SUN, WALKING UNDER STARS RESTRUNG. IT WAS ALWAYS THE PLAN, ALBEIT ONE THAT WAS LONGER THAN EXPECTED. COMBINE TWO OF THE MOST ECLECTIC AND SUCCESSFUL ALBUMS OF ADELAIDE HIP HOP ACT HILLTOP HOODS’ CAREER AND TOUR THE WORLD SEVERAL TIMES OVER.

Tour some more, then secretly regroup with their old friends at the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra to reinvent and reimagine their much loved tunes.

It’s a courageous step from any band, from any era, but from day one, MCs Pressure, Suffa and DJ Debris have had ambition to burn, which has fuelled the biggest success story in Australian Hip Hop.

Both albums ‘Drinking from the Sun’ and ‘Walking under Stars’ debuted at No. 1, achieved double platinum sales, two ARIA awards and spawned a 4 X platinum & a 1 x platinum single each.

These records were the group’s most personal, intimate and above all – formidable statements yet.

The ending of relationships, the beginning of new life, and the very real possibility of losing it, MCs Suffa, Pressure and DJ Debris grew considerably over the course of these two projects.

That statement is not only indicative of the album’s subject matter, but its sound.

Putting so much of their own heart into the projects took the group into new directions, sprinkling both albums with powerful hip/hop soul evident on the platinum single ‘Won’t Let You Down’ featuring Maverick Sabre and ‘Live and Let Go’ Featuring Brother Ali and Maverick again.

Fans came along on the journey with the new material which sat comfortably alongside the trio’s staples of beat driven Hip Hop like the 4 X platinum ‘I Love it’ featuring pop royalty Sia and 4 X platinum festival anthem ‘Cosby Sweater’.

Now the fans will get to immerse themselves in their favourite songs all over again, in stunning orchestrations helping transform them into sweeping, cinematic Hip Hop laced with the warmth of 52 very accomplished musicians.

Much of the material their 626,000+ Facebook and 70,000+ Twitter followers have fallen in love with on the two number one albums was written for this project in mind, adding further depth to their most expansive body of work to date.

Along with key songs from the ‘Drinking from the Sun’ and ‘Walking Under Stars’ albums, ‘Restrung’ contains several new tracks including the first hit single ‘Higher’ feat. James Chatburn. ‘Higher’ reached number 9 on the charts and was the number one most added to Australia radio – Triple J, HIT, SCA Regional and Nova – while it rockets towards platinum status. New single, ‘1955’ featuring the bright talents of Montaigne and Tom Thum, has smashed itself into top 10 in the first two days of its release.

Along with the 7 ARIA awards and sold out national and international tours under their belt, Hilltop Hoods prolific career has led to the group’s largest Australian shows yet following the release of ‘Restrung’.

It bookends arguably the most extensive project in Australian Hip Hop history, culminating in arena size shows around the nation, performing their most diverse body of work to date with State orchestras to more than 10,000 estimated fans each night.

And with this final chapter in the ‘Drinking from the Sun/Walking Under Stars’ trilogy, they’re not just redesigning Australian Hip Hop – they’re redefining it.

‘Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung’, is out now through their label Golden Era Records/UMA.

2014 WALKING UNDER STARS
2x Platinum status, ARIA #1

2012 DRINKING FROM THE SUN
2x Platinum status, ARIA #1

2009 STATE OF THE ART
2x Platinum status, ARIA #1

2007 THE HARD ROAD RESTRUNG
Gold status

2006 THE HARD ROAD
Platinum status, ARIA # 1

2003 THE CALLING
Platinum status

90S VS 00S HIP HOP EDITION

Due to overwhelming demand and countless victories for the 90s, we’re taking our Old School Hip-Hop Edition into the new millennium……it’s time for the 2000s to shine at our all new 90s VS 00s Hip Hop Edition!  DJs Josh B Kuhl and Landology will take you on a hip-hop journey with all music videos on our massive movie screen that’ll get your booty shaking!  Expect all the classics from the likes of…
SNOOP DOGG / EMINEM / BEASTIE BOYS / JAY Z / DRAKE / OUTKAST / SALT N PEPA / KANYE / A TRIBE CALLED QUEST / DR DRE / WU TANG CLAN / NOTORIOUS BIG / TLC / VANILLA ICE / 2 PAC / FUGEES / DE LA SOUL / BUSTA RHYMES / MISSY ELLIOT / BONE THUGS / LUDACRIS / USHER …. and LOTS more!
Will the 90s be de-throned as the greatest hip-hop decade by the new challenger, the 2000s?  Bust out your phattest threads and hit the dance floor to find out!  This is 90s VS 00s Old School Hip Hop Edition!

MADEINTYO

For fans of Lil Yachty, DRAM, and Big Sean

Madeintyo does not have your typical rapper backstory – the son of a Naval Officer, he moved around frequently until his family landed in Tokyo for his high school years. Influenced by the foreign culture around him and inspired by his brother 24hrs (a successful artist in his own right) Madeintyo began to take music seriously. He uploaded a song to his brother’s SoundCloud page and a movement was born – named The Private Club. His bass-heavy production influenced a new genre of rap music with a playful approach to lyrics. He was the first artist in his lane to break at radio, opening the doors for many new artists.

His debut single “Uber Everywhere” was certified RIAA Platinum, shifted radio & the culture.  His second single, “Skateboard P,” hit #8 at urban radio.  With an anticipated debut album to drop later this year, Madeintyo is planning for his collective The Private Club to inspire the masses to become part of this inner circle. Every fan is a member, every member is family.

GoldLink

For fans of: Vic Mensa, Mick Jenkins, Isaiah Rashad

Where the intersections of the DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia) collide, 24-year old GoldLink is a direct product. The DC metropolitan area has long been treated like a musical Rubik’s cube—there are bursting, technicolor patches of musical brilliance, but the components never line up in a way that made sense to those on the outside. GoldLink aims to synthesize his environment’s litany of influences and inspirations into something unique, singular, and all together his own.

With his latest album, At What Cost, releasing in March 2017 (Squaaash Club/RCA), he’s done just that. By merging the essence of go-go with the African diaspora, he’s done what hip-hop has done from its inception: repurpose what’s available into something magical.

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