Three of Sydney’s most exciting independent hip hop crews will come together to launch Rapaport’s debut album, Laughing On The Inside, and the True Vibenation Sampler at the Annandale Hotel on Thursday, 19 February. Freestyle lyricist Rapaport and old school style twins True Vibenation will be joined by energetic rappers Reverse Polarities for a night of proudly local beats and rhymes.
Both headlining acts will be bringing a fresh musical approach to their live show, with Rapaport performing in front of a live band, and True Vibenation MCs playing saxophone and trumpet during their set. Soul singer Billie Rose, recently crowned ‘Miss Rock Australia’, will also feature in the Rapaport and Reverse Polarities sets.
The night will culminate with all three crews joining forces to perform a number of songs together with the live band. Opening the night will be Sketch the Rhyme, a multi-media/visual arts show created by Rapaport that incorporates freestyle rapping and speed drawing into exciting games. Six artists draw on paper which is filmed live and projected onto a large screen. The rappers freestyle about what is being drawn through a number of improvised games influenced by Pictionary, Mr Squiggle, graffiti art and animation.
Rappers include members of Thundamentals, Rapaport and Reverse Polarities.
This event showcases Sydney’s next wave of quality rappers and producers, and is a celebration of two great new independently funded, home-grown hip hop releases.
To promote the show, all three crews are offering the following songs from their upcoming releases for free download…
Rapaport – ‘Mess Me Round’, ‘Humming the Blues’ and ‘Dope MC’ from http://www.rapaport.com.au
True Vibenation – ‘Check it Out’ from http://www.myspace.com/themessageaustralia
Reverse Polarities – ‘Sunglasses’ from http://www.myspace.com/reversepolarities
The Annandale Hotel – 19th February, 2009
Price: $12 on the door