HIP HOP FESTIVAL: RAP CITY 2013 FEAT. TALIB KWELI HOMEBOY SANDMAN (Stones Throw) TRADEMARK ‘DA SKYDIVER’ (Je t Life Crew) + More TBA


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Trent Slingshot & High Fi Presents

RAP CITY 2013 – QUEENS BIRTHDAY LONG WEEKEND

Featuring:

TALIB KWELI

HOMEBOY SANDMAN (Stones Throw)

TRADEMARK ‘DA SKYDIVER’ (Jet Life Crew)

Since inception in 2010, RAP CITY has brought a mix of the hottest Hip Hop talent to one stage, in a unique format, multi-billed event that is much more than the average Hip Hop show. Bringing some of Hip Hop’s best to Australia in previous years, high-profile artists such as GhostfaceKillah, DOOM, The Beatnuts, DJ Premier, Chino XL, Masta Ace & Edo.G w/ Marco Polo have been showcased to sold out venues across the country.

This year we welcome back to Oz, legendary Brooklyn emcee, TALIB KWELI, and introduce lyrical shaman signed to Stones Throw Records, HOMEBOY SANDMAN & New Orleans Jet Life Crew staple, TRADEMARK ‘DA SKYDIVER’.

MELBOURNE – Thursday October 3 @ The Hi-Fi

PERTH – Friday October 4 @ Villa

BRISBANE – Saturday October 5th @ The Hi-Fi

SYDNEY – Sunday (Long Weekend) October 6 @ The Hi-Fi

TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 12 AUGUST VIA MOSHTIX & OZTIX

TALIB KWELI

After an illustrious and acclaimed career, Brooklyn-based rapper Talib Kweli stands as one of the world’s most accomplished, lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers.

Whether working with Mos Def as one-half of Black Star, partnering with producer Hi-Tek for Reflection Eternal, releasing landmark solo material or collaborating with Kanye West or Madlib, Kweli commands attention by delivering top-tier lyricism, crafting captivating stories and showing the ability to rhyme over virtually any type of beat.

His travels around the globe as one of rap’s most in-demand performers combined with his conversations with political activists and his genre-straddling work caused Kweli to realize that he was limited in a sense, a prisoner of sorts of his own success as one of the world’s best rappers with something significant to say. The result of this artistic growth and exploration arrives with Kweli’s dynamic Prisoner of Conscious, an artistic tour de force that signals the start of the next chapter of Kweli’s remarkable career.

With feature artists including Nelly, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, Curren$y, Marsha Ambrosius & Busta Rhymes, Talib Kweli is in very good company. To Kweli, Prisoner Of Conscious arrives as an artistic triumph, a collection that embodies his most robust creative vision. “I wanted to put out an album that really can support the artist that I’ve become,” he says.

VIDEOS – ft. Kendrick Lamar & Curren$y – Push Thru // Blackstar – Definition

www.talibkweli.com

HOMEBOY SANDMAN (Stones Throw)

Raised in Queens, NY, emcee, and sometimes-journalist Homeboy Sandman stepped into the Hip Hop scene in 2006. Before signing to LA imprint, Stones Throw in 2011 he’d already been chosen as a coach on MTV’s “MADE”, featured in preeminent print hip-hop rags XXL and The Source, and perpetually championed on foremost online hubs. And since the signing, his accolades have extended beyond the realm of the Hip Hop specific. Rolling Stone has noted his "skill for wordplay that keeps you hooked."NPR has highlighted his "artful, hysterical, disobedient hip-hop that you can dance to." Pitchfork has straightforwardly dubbed him "one of the best pure lyricists around”. His fourth release “First of a Living Breed” secured Homeboy a place on SPIN Magazine’s Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2012.

Homeboy Sandman is not only one of the most thoughtful rappers in the genre, but he’s also an active member of a global community trying do something positive with their notoriety. His writing credits include the Huffington Post, where he brings attention to various injustices.

VIDEOSWhatchu Want From Me // ft. Moses Rockwell & P. SO – King Of Kings

www.stonesthrow.com/homeboysandman

TRADEMARK ‘DA SKYDIVER’ (Jet Life Crew)

New Orleans native, Trademark ‘Da Skydiver’ is a member Jet Life Crew aka JETS; a record label which includes Curren$y, Young Roddy, Corner Boy P, Fiend, Monsta Beatz, Sir Michael Rocks (The Cool Kids), Street Wiz and Smoke DZA. His debut mixtape, “Issue #1”, was released as a part of a showcase of their JETS family and immediately developed a huge buzz in the industry, leading to two follow-up mixtapes. With half-a-dozen releases under his belt to-date, Trademark is currently putting his finishing touches on his highly anticipated album "Flamingo Barnes 2", which is due on the eve of his Australian Rap City tour. Balancing studio time and touring to promote his upcoming release, Trademark is always working on his craft and looking to make each new project his best project.

VIDEOSDead Fool // Jet Life ft. Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy – Welcome

jet-life.com/trademark/

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