Recently caught up with the Melbourne vet Dvate!
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Recently caught up with the Melbourne vet Dvate!
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Had the chance to chat to Rainman this week about his New release ‘Bigger Pictures’ and a few other bits and pieces.
Chekitouuuut here yo!
You’ve just dropped an album that’s set to be a classic, and you have to wake up at sparrows fart for work in the morning; what do you do?
Well if your Maundz you get drunk as fuck in the studio, throw together a sample mix of the album, and try and narrate the tracks in between slurs and belching…
What more can I say that he already hasn’t?
Jump the fuck on this shit, you’ll be kicking yourself if you don’t.
Excuse me while I shit my pants here for a second.
Right, done… For now.
This has to be one of the fucking meanest tracks to ever emerge from Australia, let alone the pits of Preston.
It will make children cry blood and animals eat their young - be afraid, be very afriad.
Taken from Maundz - Zero (dropping on the 25th of May)
Sorry for the gap in posts; I’ve been a slack motherfucker over the last few, unmotivated + doing interviews and other internet shit (keep an eye peeled for two or three dropping over the next few weeks)
BUT I’m back at this very moment with an enraged mind, telling you that as I sit here, fingers to black plastic keyboard writing this, we’ve fallen victim to the gross atrocities of the ABC network, in particular Triple J.
Yes, once again, Richard Kingsmill and his super radio presenting team of knee high sock and boat shoe wearing, soft spoken, pushed fringed, ivory tower sitting, ‘I knew them before they were on the radio’ saying, fashion world FUCKUPS have decided fuck our ears with this aids infested ‘hipster hop’ act - Featuring them as their Unearthed Feature Artist
Okay, I’ll go in to a few things here:
1. We’ll start off on a (the only) good note - C1 is a dope producer, and the beat is pretty cool.
Though dressing up with a wolf mask on your head is strictly hipster territory.
Don’t get it twisted, Wolfs are fucking cool; but you’re not a wolf.
Maybe if you were like half wolf, or raised by wolves, or had over-grown toenails that looked like claws or something, then maybe it would be okay to dress as a wolf, but you don’t.
Flaunt your human-ness.
2. Right - so this Allday dude has been rocking around the scene what, one year, possibly two at the absolute most?
Dude has no concept of where hip hop came from in this country, he’d probably struggle to name two pre 2000 Australian Hip Hop releases.
He’s strictly got air play by catering to the happy, poppy 360-esq sound that Triple J spew out with nearly every ‘hip hop’ song they spin on air.
Now, that is what it is, he’s smart and knew how to get his shit air play - but when you do this, you don’t go out having a go at people who call you out on this ‘haters’ - they’re telling you the truth.
If someone doesn’t like it because it’s the same re-hashed shit that every man and his dog is putting out right now; then pull up your cotton socks and learn to deal with that shit, becasue it’s the truth and it won’t be the last time you hear it.
3. HE IS A FUCKING SHITHOUSE COMEDIAN
Now, this video tells me two things:
ONE: He’s a biter; I’ve heard the majority of those jokes a hundred times over
TWO: Dude probably jumps from scene to scene depending on what’s hot at the time - no heart in it, just doing it to get popular.
I could go on, but I’m pretty sure you’re sick and tired of hearing my jaded hate rant by now, so I’ll leave it at that.
If this is what is getting radio play, and will eventually be what influences our future hip hop artists, then it’s looking like a fucking grim future for our scene.
Jay Dee - Rebirth Of Detroit
Well this was just the best video to wake up to on a miserable, hungover-ass day like today; shit perked me right up!
Rebirth Of Detroit is a posthumous project from the late, great Jay Dilla; arguably the finest producer out of detroit, and top 5 in the game, period.
It’s set to feature the likes of Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson, Danny Brown, plus more, over 25 unreleased tracks, and unheard beats from Dilla’s vault.
“This will bring together artists that have drifted away from one another and haven’t been able to work with each other lately. It’s a healing process for the city. For individuals, it’s going to bring back the love and the passion for the music and for what hip-hop has to offer.” - MaDukes
Rebirth drops on the 12th of June 2012
Getting sick of Drinking From The Sun?
Yeah, me too, I mean shit bangs, don’t get me wrong - but with Triple J smashing the fuck out of a select few songs over the last year it’s getting a bit old.
Like I love my Grandad too, but I can only hear him jabber on about the same repetitive shit a certain amount times before I get in to his wine and just tune the fuck out.
‘Yeah grandad, I know, goddam Nazi’s; yes, burying your beloved possesions in the back yard was the best thing to do at that point in time’
God bless his cotton socks.
Anyway, this right here is a refreshing official remix EP of Drinking From The Sun; Strictly Suffa behind the boards on the whole project; released to celebrate the kick off of the ‘Speaking In Tongues’ nation wide tour.
Shit’s free so get the fuck on it - Click here right now
The album artwork and track/guestlist for this monster of a release dropped over the weekend, but I was too incapasitated to do a write up on it; so here it is, the belated, half assed write up on an album that deserves so much more effort from me.
Maundz’s popularity has skyrocketed in the year since his debut album ‘Mr. Nobody’ - but I’m still not sure how to classify dude.
He could still easily fit in to the ‘Underground’ catagory, but every cunt seems to know who the fuck he is, and loves what he’s doing; so thanks, thanks for fucking me up and not knowing what to write right here.
On the real though, Maundz is easily one of, if not the hardest working MC in Melbourne, possibly even Australia at the moment - and it shows.
Classical debut album with replay quality - he’s got it on lock
Live shows that are like going on safari; wild - Uh, yep, tick that too.
Guest spots on some of the dopest albums in Oz over the last few - Yezzir
Gully as fuck abusive Facebook posts - You know it; possibly my favorite thing about the man
Check the tracklisting and guest appearances, I was going to tell you how dope it is, but it really speaks for itself:
04. All Quotes ft. Brad Strut & Action Bronson
06. Take it Back ft. Bias B
07. Traveling Lady
08. Toys (skit)
09. C U Next Tuesday ft. Drapht
10. Agent 86
11. Zero’s Theme
12. Homicide ft. Vents & Sesta
13. How ‘Bout a Drink (skit)
14. The Flipside ft. Alyson Murray
15. Slang Rap
16. March the 10th
17. Letters and Numbers ft. Crate Cartel
18. Wik’s Theme
19. Then Till Now
20. 3 and 3 Noughts
Jump on the signed pre-orders NOW
“I’m young, I’m hungry, I want respect. I’ve worked extremely hard over the last ten years to try and carve out my own sound, and stand out from the rest. Coz I’m Maundz and nobody else is.” - Maundz
I recently caught up with one half of the Vegas Aces and had a chat about all things hip hop.
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RAINMAN - BIGGER PICTURES
This shit right here just dropped today with Obese Distro!
Cash your dole checks, sell your firstborn, do whatever you need to do to support Ray’s hustle!
01. Welcome (Intro) Production: Cam Bluff
02. Can’t See You (Feat. Laneous) Production: by Chasm
03. A 1000 Words (Feat. Muph) Production: Rainman & Sammsonite
04. WTF (Feat. Kel on Earth & Yuin Huzami) Production: Sammsonite & Rainman
05. Duck Face (Feat. Kel on Earth) Production: Rainman & Sammsonite
06. Muse Sick (Feat. Laneous) Production: Sammsonite
07. Big Night (Feat. Tommy Illfigga) Production: Rainman & Sammsonite
08. The Valley Production: Rainman & Sammsonite, Cuts: DJ Butcher
09. Everything Ain’t (Feat. Leah Carr) Production: Chasm, Cuts: DJ Butcher
10. Count Blessings Production: Count Bounce
11. The Buzz (Feat. pear) Production: Cam Bluff
12. Darlin’ (Feat. Calski) Production: Calski
13. Move! (Feat. Seven & 4TH) Production: Calski
14. Too Much (Feat. Youka) Production: Mangohig
15. The Bigger Picture Cuts & Production: DJ Bonez