Trent Slingshot & High Fi Presents
~ RAP CITY ~
Rap City – the complete Hip Hop show experience – has just announced that Killah Priest will be joining his Wu-affiliate, Ghostface Killah on stage for the national tour. Also performing on the night is raps most revered supervillain DOOM, the “Puerto Rican Rhyme Slayer” Chino XL, and a selection of Australia’s most prominent local acts!
Killah Priest is a tangentialassociate of the Wu-Tang Clan. The Brooklyn native made his first recorded appearances on records by such Wu side projects and solo albums as the Gravediggaz, Ol’ Dirty Bastard‘s Return to the 36 Chambers, and, most importantly, Genius/GZA‘s seminal Liquid Swords. His contributions became legendary and paved the way for therelease of his acclaimed debut album, Heavy Mental, in the spring of 1998. Since then he has released numerous solo & group albums; and made countless guest appearances! Killah Priest will be performing with Ghostface Killah for Rap City.
Saturday 2nd June @ Enmore Theatre
SUPPORTED BY: Sky’High
Others will hear the raw aggression and recognise the ideas, hooks and melodies are undeniable proof of one of the most exciting voices to emerge in local Hip Hop yet. Sky’High diversifies and illuminates the possibilities of what’s going on here, giving volume to an Australian voice the mainstream generally shut down.
The creative fearlessness of Sky’High’s debut not only hits the mark but crashes through it. Whether it’s the grime of ‘Reign’, or the Hip Hop of ‘Don Dada’ or ‘Forever Gone’, she remorselessly smashes it outta the park. But it’s when Sky reveals her vulnerability in the brutal yet achingly beautiful ‘Nuclear Love’ that the listener stops dead in their tracks.
This is why else world-renowned NZ producer P-Money pursued her—the first Australian act he’s overseen. It’s why Elefant Traks got on deck and why Duck Down artist David Dallas collaborated on the album. It’s also why Rolling Stone and Sydney Morning Herald pinpointed her out as an artist to watch.