w/ Soul Benefits and DJ Krystel Diola
The Lansdowne Hotel, Broadway
Scott Undertow with his "Finer Things" single launch supported by Mighty Ash, 612, Bigredcap, and Adam Rex. It's like a second Vent for the month! Put on by Izzy and DJ Maniak, we've finally got hip-hop back at the Annandale!
Annandale Hotel, Annandale
Nas Doco Premier
Unbelievably it has been 30 years now since the release of the album that has taken it's rightful place in Hip Hop history. It has become a bench mark by which all other hip-hop releases are judged to this day. It paints the young Nas' life in Queensbridge like a movie and it has held Nas up as one of the true Legends of Hip Hop culture to this day. This film takes an in-depth look at the album and the conditions surrounding it's conception. It interviews everyone close to Nas and follows him through the old neighbourhood, so we can visually see what he has already so incredibly described. It has already been deemed a classic film.
The Time is Illmatic will show on both the 12th and 13th and it WILL sell out, so be quick!
Golden Age Cinema and Bar, Surry Hills
9pm Fri 12th
630pm Sat 13th
Tickets $22 ($17 concession)
It's Spook's birthday and you know what that means- psychedelic visuals to some old school hip hop jams. That's because for his birthday Spook brings us the present of a peek into the depths of his own mind- and it's going to get wild. This is a new monthly night which celebrates the relatively rare craft of the VJ. If you don't know him yet, VJ Spook has been in the business since the turn of the century, lending his skills to the likes of Mix Master Mike, De La Soul, and Swollen Members to name a few. Together with Raine Supreme they formed the AVDJ group NTSC opening for Def Wish Cast, Jurassic 5, Afrika Bambaataa, and Pharoahe Monch among others. What a resume! Not only that but he has been resident tour VJ for Bliss n Eso since 2008. Not only that but he is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. This birthday extravaganza will includes DJ sets from some of Sydney's best hip hop, funk, and soul DJs- Adverse, Makoto, Nick Carotgold, and Juzzlikedat.
Play Bar, Surry Hills
Pre- Xmas HipHop Mass
Celebrate the start of your end of year holidays with a massive party. In fact it's 15 acts for $10!! I'll let you do the math on that one but let me tell you - bargain! I'll just run through this massive line up with you and you can decide if it's worth it to miss!
Cooked Rookie, Sub'z Daniel, Deseeva and Nihilist, MC Skhitlz and 2Slie SubC, T-Wrecks, Sub and Creep, DJ Jimmy New and Hard Evidence, Danny Double & Michael Myth SubC Double & Myth4, Benji PK and DJ Skae, Boody B (Carnage Kings) & Hyst, Izzy n Profit with DJManiak, Tryumph, Decypher Us, Jah Tung, and SMACKTOWN.
Hosted by MC Knect of Hip Hop KNECT Radio
The Valve Bar (upstairs Agincourt Hotel), Ultimo
Tickets $10 on the door
Hosted by FDK entertainment, everyone invited
Gough Whitlam Park, Tempe
Hip Hop Summer Jam
SYD DEF Jam
It's all about all the elements of Hip Hop coming together as a community for a relaxing day in the sun. We can build relationships, catch up with old friends, network, and just generally enjoy the thriving Hip Hop community that has been built in our beautiful city. It's not about crews or beefs or who is who- it's about everyone coming together to create something that is more than the sum of it's parts. So leave your negative attitudes at home, bring a smile, and even bring the kids along if you have them! It's open to anyone and everyone who likes to have a good time and enjoy Hip Hop in all forms.
Sydney Park, Newtown (across from St. Peters station)
It's not hip-hop, but it's beautiful Neo-Soul music from a local Melbourne band that people of any background would enjoy. This night is meant to be a blending of different genres of music from upcoming Australian artists that share the same vibe and ideologies. Also on the night, Australian hip hop's star player of the moment, Remi along with Kirkus and Silent Jay. It should prove to be a beautiful blending of sounds with each group doing an hour set.
The Metro Theatre, City
Hip Hop, Lyricism and Beats
Benny D, Defocus, Double and Myth 4, Revella, Comedier, the Junacious Trio and much more. The night will finish off with a live jam session any singer, emcees, beatboxers, musos, and breakers are encouraged to participate.
The Captain Cook Hotel, Paddington
Tickets $10 (on the door)
De La Soul
This ultimate summer garden party will be headlined by De La's unique brand of hip hop. Also featured on the night- Miracle, Joyride, Samauri & A-Tonez, Mo Funk, Fingers, DJ Just1, and King Lee.
Chinese Laundry Bar, Sydney
Block Party #2
We are blessed to have a huge number of international acts on in the coming months but it can't be good for anyone's wallets for them to all come at once. Wait, I think I'm starting to see a pattern here... you don't think they are all just trying to take advantage of our summer weather do you? Those winters can be long and rough! Either way, they are both legends that you know and love Ghostface Killah and Pharoahe Monch will joined on stage by locals the Tongue and Soul Benefits, what an achievement to put on the resume! And what a killer show that you don't want to miss.
The Metro Theatre, City
Christmas party! Free shot if you're wearing a Santa hat!! Featuring sets by 2Face/Jason Matts, Nhostic, High Noon, DJ Prolifik, DJ Gold Class, Tubz, and more.
BRKLYN Bar, Manly
Big Village Xmas Party
BAM! I really do look forward to this one all year! For me, this is the only Christmas party I need! Screw a work party (unless of course there is free booze, but even then...) and I haven't got family around so all I have to do is get "Christmas wasted" with friends and listen to extremely awesome music which is preformed by my awesome friends! Winning!! This year is the first year that the Xmas party is heading down to Melbourne. It happens the week before so let's not let them show us up. No way can you beat a hometown crowd and vibe. This will be a special show as well because as it takes place in the same venue where the label was started (The Sando) 4 years ago!
Daily Meds, True Vibenation, Suburban Dark, Loose Change and hosted by Jeswon
Newtown Social Club, Newtown
Tickets presale $20 (door $25)
Western Sydney Hip Hop Launch Party
Finally we will see the exciting launch of Western Sydney's own radio show, hosted by Adam Spinz. The line up is explosive and exciting with a mix of well known acts and new players on the scene.
Line up- Xplosive Flowrical, Riff MC, Cosmic Kulture, Hijak, Jah Tung, DJ Victor Lopez, DJ Skae, That Guy Dave, Brothablack, Nihilist, Harjot Singh, and MORE! MASSIVE!!!
Hosted by Brothablack . The event will also be streamed live on the website if you can't make it down! There are tons of surprises in store including prize packs, a FREE Aussie hip hop CD for every attendant and special guests galore, it will be an awesome night for HipHop.
Hustle n Flow, Redfern
Can you believe it's been a year already!? A year of celebrating the skills of Sydney's finest beatmakers. This month Boogie Blind will be featured as a special guest! Yes, that's Pharaohe Monch's DJ! Alongside that will be Mumbles and Ink Stain with the live beats and Raine Supreme and Benny Hinn on the decks.
Play Bar, Surry Hills
Syd Def Jam featuring CoolHandLuke
Back at it again, the SYD DEF JAM DJs will bring us a club night that the bboys and bgirls can really get down to. I love these DJs and I love this venue, what else would you be doing in the week between Christmas and New Years? It's time to party!
Play Bar, Surry Hills
There is so much more to come, you could say we've only just begun!
Stay cool all you cool cats.
Peace and Love