In saying that HIP HOP means so many different things to so many people around the world.
It's revolution, it's expression, it's struggle. It's pain but also beauty and love. Although it was born out of oppression, it has the ability to connect people of every race and culture.
I love it and believe in it. This movement and this culture can and will change the world.
That being said, I don't profess to know everything about hip hop. I'm not a hip hop encyclopaedia like some people that I know (and am impressed by). There's always more to learn and honestly I came in late so I have a LOT more to learn then some, but I'm always open to that knowledge.
I write about the people and the things that I know best. Because I live in Sydney and have gotten myself intertwined in the hip hop community here a lot of what I write about is based around those people. But I am open to and interested in hip hop from all over the world.
I moved to Sydney in 2012 and before that lived in many places around Australia including- far north QLD, Canberra, and the south coast of NSW. I first came to Australia in 2002 as an exchange student which is when I first became aware of Australian hip hop and also when I became more deeply aware of and interested in hip hop in a wider sense. I was very into Atmosphere at that time because of the sense of poetry in the lyrics. But there was also a lot of Immortal Technique, OutKast, Snoop Dogg, the Streets, DJ Dangermouse and Gemini, and Jurassic 5.
I hope you enjoy reading about my opinions and stories. I run the monthly gig guide as a service to Sydney residents who love hip hop and have a hard time keeping up on all the shows. I will look to expand to covering other cities as well. I also do a weekly gig guide on the radio show Hardcore Classic which is the BEST hip hop show in the country (no bias) and is on the station 2ser (107.3FM) every Friday night from 8-10pm, you can also catch me on the live chat at www.hardcoreclassic.com.
I welcome any comment and feedback so please get in touch!