Murs – Bad Man
The Mighty Diamonds – Illiteracy
R.A. the RUGGED MAN MURS & 9th WONDER
Thursday 5th May The Gaelic club Sydney
For the first time under one roof are some of the finest artists in the underground, MURS & 9th Wonder and R.A. the Rugged Man. Together their careers have displayed the ability to last the test of time. With numerous albums and world tours under their belt, the combination of all of these artists on one event will ensure we get blessed with an incredible experience.
MURS & 9th Wonder
What happens when a dreadlocked, vegan rapper from LA joins forces with one of the most respected producers out of North Carolina? You get the skilful combination of Murs & 9th Wonder. Separately both artists have established themselves as veterans of the scene. Murs gained recognition for nearly a decade of working with various groups in the underground, including 3 Melancholy Gypsies (3MG), Living Legends, and Felt (with Slug of Atmosphere). On the other hand, 9th Wonder’s smooth, soulful production credits read like a who’s who of the industry, having worked with established acts including Little Brother, EPMD, De La Soul, Mary J. Blige, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Drake, Buckshot, Destiny’s Child, Erykah Badu, Ludacris, Jean Grae and plenty more.
Murs is no stranger to Australia. Having sold out shows with his previous solo tours, he has proven that his fan base stretches half way around the world and has consistently dominated the Australian stages with his high energy live shows. However, this is his first time bringing along his partner in crime, 9th Wonder, and the addition will make for an incredible combination. Together they have teamed up for a handful of collaboration albums including “Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition” (2004), “Murray’s Revenge” (2006), “Sweet Lord” (2008) and their latest project “ForNever”. Now it’s time to show Australia what the two can do together on stage.
www.mursworld.com :: www.9thwonder.com
R.A. the Rugged Man
R.A. the Rugged Man is no stranger to the scene. The Long Island, New York native has been delivering his intense style of lyricism throughout the underground since 1992. Throughout his career he’s worked with various artists including the Notorious B.I.G., Mobb Deep, Sadat X, Chuck D of Public Enemy, Jedi Mind Tricks, Kool G Rap, Wu-Tang Clan, Erick Sermon, Alchemist and more.
The MC, who has alluded to suffering from mental illness, has openly talked about coming from a broken home. His father was a Vietnam veteran affected by Agent Orange, his brother Maxx was born handicapped and blind, eventually dying at the age of 10, while his sister Dee Ann couldn’t walk or speak (She later died in 2007 at the age of 27).
As well as his passion for Hip Hop, RA also used to write a monthly movie column, has written three screenplays with cult horror film director Frank Henenlotter, and also recently signed a book deal that will explore his love of boxing. Last time R.A. the Rugged Man visited our shores he left audiences stunned with his energetic lyricism, and slightly grotesque, yet loveable stage show. It’s time for the big man to return!
- Producer 9th Wonder Gets Documentary Film (pitchfork.com)