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Rappers Tour In Support of Government Campaign

Written by Barnaby Smith on March 18, 2011

Three of Australia’s most promising emerging hip hop stars are banding together for a national tour this May.

Pez, Maya Jupiter and 360 are teaming up for the Change It For The Better tour, presented by The Line, an anti-violence, pro-respect initiative launched by the government at the 2010 Apra Song Summit. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness of violence against women.

Melbourne rapper Pez, perhaps best known for his anthem Festival Song, said, “The Line is about respectful relationships. Positive relationships – that’s what I want to be about in my daily life, and also the music I am making.”

Pez will release new track The Shine in support of The Line.

Fresh from her tour with acclaimed soul singer Aloe Blacc, Maya Jupiter’s new single Phenomenal is from her just-released self-titled new album, and perfectly captures The Line’s message of respect “I want to be a part of the movement that promotes a culture of respectful relationships. No woman should live in fear, that’s why I support The Line.”

Soulmate Records’ 360 will join them on tour. The dates are:

Thursday May 19 – The Bended Elbow, Geelong, VIC

Friday May 20 – The Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC

Saturday May 21 – The Hifi Bar, Melbourne (U-18s), VIC

Saturday May 21 – The Hifi Bar, Melbourne (18+), VIC

Thursday May 26 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC

Friday May 27 – The Loft, Warranamboo, VIC

Saturday May 28 – The Govenor Hindmarsh – Adelaide (Lic/AA), SA

Wednesday June 1 – Anu Bar, Acton, NSW

Thursday June 2 – The Harp Hotel, Wollongong, NSW

Friday June 3 – The Factory Theatre, Sydney (Lic/AA), NSW

Saturday June 4 – CBD Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Wednesday June 8 – Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW

Thursday June 9 – The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba – FREE ENTRY, QLD

Friday June 10 – Neverland Bar, Coolangatt, QLD

Saturday June 11 – The Hifi Bar, Brisbane (18+), QLD

Thursday June 16 – Prince of Wales, Bunbury, WA

Friday June 17 – Rosemount Hotel, Nth Perth, WA

Saturday June 18 – Norfolk Basement, Fremantle, WA

For more info, or to download some free tracks from Pez, Maya and other Aussie artists who support The Line, head to. http://www.theline.gov.au

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