Discover something new in Aussie hip hop

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Discover something new in Aussie hip hop


Hip hop fans should watch out for fierce newcomer Tazzy. Fuelled by ambition and attitude, the sassy R&B queen from Sydney is ready to take the Australian hip hop scene by storm. The young rapper just released her debut single ‘Honest Rap Song’accompanied by wacky visuals that will leave you wanting more. The trap track is layered with hard 808s and synths and Tazzy’s husky vocals and badass bars are reminiscent of Rihanna’s rapping style. ‘Honest Rap Song’is a playful tongue-in-cheek commentary on the superiority complex put on by many modern-day rappers. Tazzy embraces her insecurities and accepts her reality, refusing to rap about riches or success – “I’m just a real bitch in a fake world”. The haunting song is accompanied by a trippy colourful music video, which follows the rap queen as she causes havoc in the streets of Sydney. I’m excited to see a strong independent female artist like Tazzy on the scene and will keep an eye out for future releases.

Born and raised in Newcastle, Soa is an Aussie rapper of mixed Tongan and European descent. Offering a unique perspective on life, the storyteller has dropped his intimate debut EP Everything We Could Be.  Formerly known as Relevent, he released a mixtape called Words for the People back in 2014. After a short hiatus, it’s safe to say the rapper has grown as an artist and his five-track EP proves this. Drawing upon real experiences, the project is a personal journey, taking listeners through Soa’s happiness and hardships. With features by Voli K, Belle Badi and Olivia Kolo, the EP is filled with slow jams and vivid lyricism, and this is where Soa’s honesty really shines through.

Looking for more hip-hop to add to your playlist this week? Got you covered. Support emerging Aussie artists and check out ‘Level Up’by Burn City’s Kae, ‘Cellular’by Nico Ghost and ‘Buss It Down’ by WVS signee Vic August.

Nasty Mars continues to make his mark on the music scene with a unique soul sound that continues to captivate audiences. His latest groove track ‘Heaven’ is an emotionally powerful piece laced with poetic lyricism and optimism, sporting high-end production and stunning instrumentation. Nasty Mars & The Martians will present acoustic renditions of songs from their upcoming EP later this month. The performance will be accompanied by visual art installations by Melbourne’s creative Isaiah Morris. Witness the intimate night of music and art at Blender Projekt Space in Docklands on Saturday May 12. This is an all ages event.

Laundry Bar brings you another fantastic lineup of Melbourne’s upcoming hip hop talent. This week witness the lyricism of local rappers Elapidae, Lui, ORRA, Brandon Stone, QRF Malway and Mike the Artiste. As always it’s free entry, so head on down to Laundry Bar this Thursday May 10.