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WVS Next Gen 2018 InFocus: Jose Halftime

Written by on 20 January 2018

Artist Name: Jose Halftime Growing up, what drew you to hip hop? Where there any artists or aspects of the scene which inspired you? The sound and culture first ran into hip hop through graffiti which I delved into in early high school, and hip hop was the soundtrack behind the art. One of the [...]

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WVS Next Gen 2018 InFocus: Figuero Jones

Written by on 19 January 2018

Name: Figuero Jones Growing up, what drew you to hip hop? Where there any artists or aspects of the scene which inspired you?  I was born in Sri Lanka and moved to Singapore, Kuwait, Jordan and now Australia, Perth. I consider myself to be somewhat of a nomad, and growing up all over the world has me [...]

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WVS Next Gen 2018 InFocus: Jessica Jade

Written by on 18 January 2018

Name: Jessica Jade Growing up, what drew you to hip hop? Where there any artists or aspects of the scene which inspired you? I've always been a really shy person. The energy that hip hop gives off - especially in rap songs - is what drew me to hip hop. In hip hop it's not [...]

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WVS Next Gen 2018 InFocus: Elijah Yo

Written by on 16 January 2018

Name: Elijah Yo Growing up, what drew you to hip hop? Where there any artists or aspects of the scene which inspired you? The first time I started listening to hip hop was when I was 10. My older brother came over from NZ and gave me a phone full of rap music from NWA [...]

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WVS Next Gen 2018 InFocus: Vic August

Written by on 15 January 2018

Name: Vic August Growing up, what drew you to hip hop? Where there any artists or aspects of the scene which inspired you? I discovered hip hop in middle school through rap battles between Years 7 and 9. As I delved into bigger rap acts such as Lil Wayne and Drake, the quick thinking and [...]

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Mistress OC – ‘Control Alt Delete’

Written by on 8 December 2017

The Australian hip hop scene is a flourishing movement with participants of all ages, genders and ethnicities. Mistress of Ceremony aka Mistress OC is a hailing hip hop artist from Melbourne and after taking a year’s hiatus she has just dropped her latest album Control Alt Delete. Her lyricism is reflective and her choice of [...]

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Omar Musa – ‘Since Ali Died’

Written by on 5 December 2017

Many artists are becoming the voices of society, opposing the current discourse of ugly nationalism, racism and sexism that Australia can be a beacon for. They signify the start of an awakening for what a new Australian narrative could be like; a re-imagining of a fairer and more equal society. Rapper, author and poet Omar [...]

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Manu Crook$: On The Scarehouse Project

Written by on 23 November 2017

When did you know you wanted to make music? About three to four years ago. Prior to that, we were just rapping and having fun and you might say isn’t rapping making music? Yes, to an extent, but there’s a lot of rappers that can’t make music! There’s a difference. What’s the hardest part about [...]

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Miss Blanks – ‘Diary Of A Thotaholic’

Written by on 21 November 2017

Miss Blanks has been dubbed the next big thing in Australian hip hop. Her jaw-dropping performance at BIGSOUND left everyone without a doubt in their mind that Miss Blanks is one of the most powerful voices in Australian music. Her debut EP Diaries Of A Thotaholic solidifies her as both a master of popular catchy hip [...]

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