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  • Aus Hip Hop Community Responds To Eso’s Misogynistic Photos
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    Aus Hip Hop Community Responds To Eso’s Misogynistic Photos

    The Australian hip-hop community has come out in force with their reaction to the recent actions of Bliss N Eso‘s Max MacKinnon, who apologised yesterday for publishing a series of misogynistic photos. Many have condemned the MC for his actions, while also acknowledging a wider problem facing the Australian hip-hop scene. MacKinnon, also known as

  • The Delta Riggs, Kirin J.Callinan & Beaches Join The 9th Coopers AMP Longlist
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    The Delta Riggs, Kirin J.Callinan & Beaches Join The 9th Coopers AMP Longlist

    The organisers of The 9th Coopers AMP have added seven more albums to the 2014 longlist, including releases by The Delta Riggs and Kirin J.Callinan. Meanwhile, PPCA have been announced to return as the award’s principal partner. The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited was established in 1969, a national, non-government, not-for-profit organisation, who represent

  • Elefant Traks Present 15: A Celebration Of 15 Years Of Elefant Traks
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    Elefant Traks Present 15: A Celebration Of 15 Years Of Elefant Traks

    Elefant Traks, the legendary Aussie hip hop label is celebrating 15 years worth of glorious business, which has seen them unleash the talents of Urthboy, Horrorshow, Mista Savona and Hemitude (just to name a few) on to the national and global stages, and of course they’re doing it in style. Taking place over two nights,

  • The Tongue Announces ‘Surrender To Victory’ Tour June/July 2013
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    The Tongue Announces ‘Surrender To Victory’ Tour June/July 2013

    Freestyle prodigy The Tongue has just announced a nationwide tour off the back of his third LP Surrender to Victory, which was released on Elefant Traks back in March. Having already toured the festival scene extensively playing at Big Day Out, Groovin The Moo, Good Vibrations and Sydney Festival amongst others, a well practiced live

  • The Tongue – Rhymin’ (Unplugged At Music Feeds Studio)

    The Tongue – Rhymin’ (Unplugged At Music Feeds Studio)

    The Tongue gave Music Feeds a little preview of his upcoming record Surrender To Victory, spitting a verse, a cappella style, from new track Rhymin’. Speaking about the new song, The Tongue said that by writing about nothing in particular, he made some specific points: “On some songs I just wanted to let loose and

  • The Tongue Vs. Chance Waters
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    The Tongue Vs. Chance Waters

    You have most likely heard by now that Sydney-based rappers The Tongue and Chance Waters provided some gripping drama for many of us earlier today. The two went at it following reports that The Tongue had ragged on his peer in an interview, and it soon became obvious that this battle cannot be won by

  • Interview: The Tongue – Chasing The Australian Dream

    Interview: The Tongue – Chasing The Australian Dream

    The Tongue is closing in on putting out his latest LP Surrender To Victory, due out this Good Friday, 29th March. With Surrender To Victory, The Tongue, real name Xannon Shirley, has attempted to tackle the many issues facing Australian society from a more positive, solution-finding angle. A card carrying member of Elefant Traks, The

  • The Tongue Gears Up To Release New Album ‘Surrender To Victory’
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    The Tongue Gears Up To Release New Album ‘Surrender To Victory’

    Having just scratched the surface of what he can do with previous releases, The Tongue has returned with a new album, which is hailed as his finest masterpiece yet. Boasting 15-tracks and an impressive list of guest artists, Surrender To Victory is the best taste of what The Tongue can do so far, and will

  • The Tounge and Spit Syndicate announce tour
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    The Tounge and Spit Syndicate announce tour

    Two of Australia’s most electrifying hip hop acts combine to bring you the Wildside Tour, kicking off in early November. Long time collaborators, The Tongue and Spit Syndicate join forces for a national tour of epic proportions.

  • The Tongue
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    The Tongue

    The Tongue is not a sexual name, Xannon Shirley assures me, despite the connotations. “Everyone reacts to it differently. The name, like I don’t even remember where it came from, that’s what I like about it, it feels natural.” And natural is what The Tongue is all about.

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