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  • Gazing at the Hilltop

    11 août 2007, 23h01m par greggant

    Hilltop Hoods recently released a reworked version of Hard Road, the Hard Road Restrung. Its a response to the incredible live performance at the ARIAs. I looked long and hard for a version of this song higher quality than YouTube as The Hard Road translates to classical extremely well. As if my wishes were answered, not only did Hilltop come through with Hard Road, the made an studio album.

    The album is just beautiful, it makes my brain hurt to think Hilltop Hoods doesn't get any acknowledgement stateside as they're one of the most exciting hip hop groups, anywhere, under any classification.

    Australian hip hop largely has been ignored by the US. I started thinking about that. Both Butterfingers and Hilltop hoods have mass appeal and well worthy of any hip hop head's ears. However, the relative isolation has allowed Australia to cultivate hip hop without being interfered. It parallels the better parts of American hip hop and seems somehow to have dodged some of the trends that have been hurting hip hop…
  • J Zone - Roll through the ghetto pumpin Ice Ice Baby, Think I give a fuck? it's…

    25 avr. 2007, 13h17m par glassandahalf

    Was madcore.

    Sure, we had to suffer a typical aussie hip hop show performance... Strayf and Shystie B or whatever the fuck they were called were warming up the stage to little to no applause when we arrived at 11:30, and an hour of The Optimen, who were better - mpc, 3 mcs, dj and a fair bit of funk... Still, the main act shouldnt be coming on at 1am, the venue was way too big, and yeah...

    Luckily J-Zone is like the best rapper in the world, ever. His show was mad. He came out in a fur coat with Aussie $20 notes in his headband... Did his own version of Ice Ice Baby, did a song which payed homage to Bushwick Bill's verse in a Ghetto Boys track, dropping to his knees to do it as Bushwick Bill was a midget... did an entire track with globetrotter style basketball dribbling and rapping AT THE SAME TIME, and overall delivering a set of brilliant resilence. He raps about having a crap car, his girl earning more money than him, about being ugly, but none of this sappy Slug shite... …