When I first saw the announcement for a new hip hop night, ‘Rap City’ launching in June, I assumed it was going to be another event showcasing the best in local and independent Australian hip hop… That was until I scrolled down and saw the headliners.
DJ Premier (previously of Gang Starr) and The Beatnuts are heading down under to headline the first inaugural event, as well as Masta Ace and Edo G. Suffice to say, this is gonna be an epic night. For the uninitiated, here’s some info on three of the most influential hip hop acts on the planet:
DJ Premier has been a crucial figure in the early development of some of rap music’s modern legends specifically, Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Mos Def and Nas, when all were emerging artists, and went on to collaborate on classic records with each.
The Beatnuts comprise of Latin emcess Psycho Les and Ju-Ju. Formed in 1989, the Queens natives have achieved long lasting success in the industry and have shown the world that they are here to stay by continuing to deliver some of the finest, high energy live shows around.
Two of Hip Hops most respected emcees, Masta Ace & Edo.G, have combined their unique talents to form “Arts & Entertainment”. From his origins as a member of the legendary Juice Crew, Masta Ace has given us numerous classics, from perhaps the greatest posse cuts of all time ‘The Symphony’ and ‘Crooklyn’, to stand out singles from his highly-acclaimed solo LPs. Considered the Godfather of Boston Hip-hop, Edo. G has crafted numerous classics and became his city’s first and only rap artist to ever go Gold.
The massive event will feature over five hours of international and local artist performances, purpose built stage design and audio/visual displays, all backed by high impact graphic design.
TOUR DATES & CITIES:
Friday 11th June
Tickets: www.venuetix.com.au, Clinic 116 & Da Klinic
Saturday 12th June
Melbourne, The Espy
Sunday 13th June
Sydney, The Forum
Tickets are on sale now.