Australian Headline Shows
KICK OFF NEXT WEEK!
“My place in hip-hop is not to be a tycoon, making trillions with a yacht…My place is maybe bringing people together and me being able to identify and illuminate a cause, and we’ll make it comfortable for them to be themselves but say what they’ve really been wanting to say all along….with my protection.” – Chuck D
Since the release of their epic debut album ‘Yo Bum Rush The Show’ in 1987, PUBLIC ENEMY, have been making the music that makes the world listen; propelled by all the passion, urgency and electrifying performances that have made them one of the most critically-lauded groups in contemporary music.
This year, the group will release two new studio albums: ‘Most Of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear On No Stamp’, produced by long-time collaborator Gary G-Wiz, will be released in June, while ‘The Evil Empire Of Everything’ will follow in September. PUBLIC ENEMY front-man, poet, author and the voice of the oppressed, Chuck D, describes the albums as “two concise statements that are connected in the same breath.” (Billboard.com)
A group whose musical style and incendiary delivery have earned them critical acclaim and millions of fans throughout their career, PUBLIC ENEMY continues to blaze musical and technological trails with new songs and new media, pulling rap music into the future, all while keeping its musical roots firmly intact. PUBLIC ENEMY transcends the confines of rap and pop music, remaining one of the African American community’s most important messengers, digital music’s greatest champions, and a rare rap group whose lyrics are dedicated to analyzing, uplifting and empowering all of humanity.
Celebrate 25 years of the uncompromising PUBLIC ENEMY!
AUSTRALIAN HEADLINE SHOWS
THU 10 MAY. THE HI FI, BRISBANE, QLD
Tickets from: http://www.thehifi.com.au/
FRI 11 MAY. THE METRO, SYDYNEY
Tickets from: http://www.metrotheatre.com.au
THU 17 MAY. THE ESPLANADE HOTEL, ST. KILDA
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SAT 05 MAY. GTM BENDIGO, VIC
SUN 06 MAY. GTM TOWNSVILLE, QLD
SAT 12 MAY. GTM MAITLAND, NSW
SUN 13 MAY. GTM CANBERRA, ACT
SAT 19 MAY. GTM BUNBURY, WA
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Delta Bravo Presents
- PRE SALE On sale Tuesday 31 January at http://djquiksydney.eventbrite.com.au/
- General release on sale at Oztix on Thursday 2 February.
Special guests: Stan Bravo, DJ Def Rok, Mr Jayson, DJ Victor Lopez and Uncle Abe.
DJ QUIK AUSTRLIAN TOUR MIXTAPE BY MK-1
◘ ◘ The Magic of DJ Quik ◘ ◘
When rap music first emerged in the mid 1970s, it connected with listeners immediately by addressing all aspects of urban life with its unique freedom of self-expression. As the music evolved into a global cultural force, at least one rap icon remains true to the music’s heritage. That man is DJ Quik. MC, Producer, DJ, Multi Instrumentalist and West Coast hip hop legend. In fact, together with Dr Dre, Quik defined the sound that will forever be identified with the West Coast.
With four gold and platinum albums and production work with a who’s who of the R&B and Hip Hop world including 2Pac, Toni Tony Tone, Nate Dogg, Kurupt, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre to his credit, DJ Quik stands as one of hip-hop’s most consistent artists and musicians. To his credit he has over 100 million soundscanned recordings!
Six years after his last solo studio release, Quik is back. The Compton, California native returns with his eighth solo studio album with The Book Of David. As a nod to his birth-name, David Blake, this latest release is a candid and insightful project and has been voted the second most underrated album of 2011 on Rap Radar.
Quik’s sound is instantly recognizable and has been a mainstay in R&B and Hip Hop circles for almost two decades. In 2012, he continues to mix his legendary beat crafting and witty lyricism and with this new album he has evolved as a recording artist and the mind of the man behind the music, David Blake.
Given that his skills are just as precise now as they were on his 1991 debut album “Quik is the Name”, Quik’s music remains relevant and essential. The Book Of David is yet another fine addition to the catalogue of an immensely gifted artist.
20 years into the rap game, Quik will be performing live in Australia, for the first time, in March 2012. His live shows are reflective of not only the legacy that spans his illustrious career but his future legacy which will cement him as one of the most important players in the history of hip hop.
DJ QUIK AUSTRLIAN TOUR MIXTAPE BY MK-1
PITCH IN ON A PARTY
DOLLAZ AND SENSE
LETS GET DOWN (LIVE)
PUT IT ON ME (WITH DR DRE)
From child soldier in Africa to a Human Rights Activist, Author, Modern Day Revolutionary & Rapper. Catch the man’s musical stories this Friday at The Basement with a special film screening of the film “Warchild”, the story of child soldier, Emmanuel Jal.
- Punch Q&A: From child soldier to hip hop star (thepunch.com.au)
Details are scant at the moment but Nathaniel D. Hale better known as G Funk flag bearer Nate Dogg died yesterday, his family has announced. Though the cause of death is currently unknown, Hale had suffered two strokes in 2007 and 2008.
In an interview conducted late last year, fellow 213 member Warren G expressed concern over Hale’s health: “Everybody’s just gotta keep him in their prayers, because he had two strokes and that’s real dangerous,” he said. “A lot of people don’t come back from that. Luther Vandross did it, so hopefully Nate can do it. The game needs him. I need him.”
He was 41 years of age. R.I.P. Nate Dogg.
- Nate Dogg. Dead At Age 41. (997now.radio.com)
- RIP Nate Dogg (Age 41) (thegrindaily.com)
- Rapper Nate Dogg Dies At 41! (perezhilton.com)
- Remembering Nate Dogg: Long Beach Rap Artist passes away at age 41. Stroke survivor collaborated on more than 40 chart singles. (economy4abc.blogspot.com)
- “RIP OG: Rapper Nate Dogg Dead at 41” and related posts (bumpshack.com)