Hip Hop: August Alsina, Mick Jenkins, and Smino are all set to take over Australian stages this year
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Hip Hop: August Alsina, Mick Jenkins, and Smino are all set to take over Australian stages this year

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R&B superstar August Alsina is set to woo crowds with his sensual songs and cheeky lyrics when he visits Australia for the very first time early next month. With a huge reputation as a live performer, the ‘Testimony’ singer is eager to jump onstage and give us a taste of his newest album, set to be released later this year. Supported by upcoming R&B duo Donnell Lewis and Kennyon Brown, you can catch August Alsina when he performs at Festival Hall on Thursday April 12. Tickets are on sale now.

Mick Jenkins returns to Australia after a successful 2017 tour and this time he is partnering up with New York duo The Underachievers for a massive night of hip hop. Mick Jenkins has become an important voice in the hip hop community with his heartfelt lyrics and political rhymes. Fresh off the release of his debut studio album The Healing Component, he is expected to sell out seats at his Melbourne show, held at The Prince Ballroom on Tuesday March 27. Emerging local artist Baro will be support for all shows.

Chicago based hip hop artist Smino is ready to bring his soulful sound Down Under. One of the most promising rappers on the scene, the St-Louis native is excited to perform for his loyal Australian fans. His latest album blkswn is magnificent, with infectious beats and catchy tracks ‘Anita’, ‘Netflix & Dusse’ and ‘Maraca’. The young talent will be joined by his producer Monte Booker who draws influences from the likes of The Neptunes and Kanye West. Don’t miss the chance to let these two artists blow your mind and see them on stage live at The Corner Hotel on Tuesday April 17.

Melbourne-based artist Mac Eleven has been making his mark on the local hip hop scene for the last five years. The rapper-producer is known for his lyrical wordplay and versatile flow evident in his tracks ‘Usual Suspect’and ‘Elevate Basketball’. To celebrate the release of his highly anticipated mixtape Better Late Than Never, Mac-Eleven will perform his first headline show at Laundry Bar on Thursday March 22. The show will be accompanied by an impressive lineup including the likes of Titan Debirioun, Krown, Devarn Kir, Petero Thony, Lordholani. Tickets are only $10 at the door so catch the newest faces of Australian hip hop and show your support for the culture.