EVENT: RAP CITY – Ghostface Killah, DOOM & Chino XL touring nationally in June!

 Trent Slingshot & High Fi Presents  




Tickets on sale nationally Tuesday 1st May

Rap City launched in 2010 with DJ PremierThe BeatnutsMasta Ace & Edo G, selling out shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide! Now in 2012 Rap City is expanding nationally to include Brisbane and Perth. The concept of Rap City is to bring high profile Hip Hop acts out together on one stage, and this year we welcome the co-founder of the legendary Wu-Tang ClanGhostface Killah returning after a successful solo Australian tour in 2009. Joining him is raps most revered  supervillain DOOM and the “Puerto Rican Rhyme Slayer” Chino XL!


The man of many aliases which includes Tony Starks, Ironman & Pretty Toney;  Ghostface Killah is a founding member of one of rap’s most influential groups, the Wu-Tang Clan. As the most prolific and productive record maker from the Wu pantheon, Ghostface has had a successful career in his own right. His first solo LP Ironman, which was release in 1996, received platinum certification and hit #2 on the Billboard pop charts. In 2006, Ghostface teamed up with underground artist & Rap City compadre DOOM to produce several songs for Ghostface’s 2006 album Fishscale, which debuted strongly in the #4 position on the U.S. charts and was voted Album of the Year in many notable Hip Hop publications.

With a career spanning 20 years and 16 album releases to-date, Ghostface has become noted for both his up-tempo, stream-of-consciousness rap and, later in his career, for his emotionally charged raps and smooth constant flow. His collaboration roll call includes the  likes of the Wu family, Redman, Busta Rhymes, The Game, Black Thought (The Roots), Mary J Blige, Styles P, Jadakiss and many more.

After the success of Fishscale and the later release Fish, it was announced that Ghostface and DOOM would team up for the collaboration album, Swift & Changeable under the monikerDOOMStarks”. A highly anticipated project; they released their first single last year entitled Victory Laps and are putting the finishing touches on the album.

DOOMStarks – Victory Laps:

Ghostface Killah – Apollo Kids:


Following a sold out Australian tour last year, the masked lyricist, DOOM, is back to showoff his superpowers of genius intellect and multi-syllabic rhyming! Dominating the underground rap scene for close to 20 years, the New York native has a passion for Hip Hop, storytelling, comic books and science fiction.

DOOM’s early career was tumultuous to say the least; after the accidental death of his brother and collaborator Subroc in 1993, he retreated from the Hip Hop scene for several years – disillusioned by the music business. Since that unfortunate time period, he has taken his revenge against the industry through numerous successful releases including his solo albums as MF DOOM, Viktor Vaughn, and King Geedorah.

DOOM has also been a part of very successful collaborations including the critically acclaimed Madvillain (with Madlib), Danger DOOM (with Danger Mouse), and Sniperlite (aka Dilla Ghost DOOM, with J Dilla and Ghostface Killah). During his career he has joined forces with other big name artists, including De La Soul, Rza, Talib Kweli, Prince Paul, Vast Aire, Peanut Butter Wolf, MF Grimm, OhNo, Thom Yorke (Radiohead) and many more.

Over the last few years it is speculated that imposters have performed in his place. Although there has been no confirmation of this, one can guess that it may be true due to the fact that it keeps in line with the story of Dr Doom’s comic books. A frequent plot device in those comics was to reveal, at a story’s end, that the heroes were actually fighting one of DOOM’s many robot doubles, either working on his behalf, or a DOOMbot gone rogue impersonating him. However, Australia can rest assured knowing that DOOM’s robot doubles will have to stay and wreak havoc in his homeland.

Mad Villain – All Caps:

MF DOOM – One Beer:


One of the most widely recognised names in the rap game, avid body builder and member of MENSA; Chino XL is known for his technically accomplished style, consisting of self-consciously over-the-top punchlines, exaggerated egotism and complex rhyme schemes.

From local talent shows at 12 years old to travelling alongside some of Hip Hop’s most celebrated artists, including Afrika Bambaataa and Ice-T, Chino quickly emerged as one of the best lyricists in his neighborhood. His demos eventually caught the ear of Def Jam founder Rick Rubin, who signed Chino to Def American Records when he was still a teen. Chino’s first solo album “Here to Save You All” had an instant impact on the Hip Hop charts, and solidified his image as an MC who gave no second thought to speaking his mind.

Chino XL received rave reviews in magazines such as Source Magazine & NME, and it wasn’t too long before he was beckoned into the studio by some of the most respected artists in the Hip Hop community, such as Paul Wall, Ras Kass, Bun B, Common, Canibus and RZA.

After some time off to pursue an acting career and a handful of releases under his belt, Chino XL’slong-awaited new release is set for May 15 – just in time for the Rap City tour. This 38 track, double album boasts guest appearances from Immortal Technique, Tech9nine, Travis Barker, B-Real (Cypress Hill), Rakka Iriscience(Dilated Peoples), Roc Marciano and the late Big Pun.

Chino XL – No Complex: 

Chino XL – Wordsmith: 

Rap City integrates visual stage design and merchandise with the best acts in Hip Hop – the complete live experience! Local guests will be announced soon.


Tickets on sale nationally Tuesday 1st May

ADELAIDE: Friday 1st June @ HQ

Tickets via www.oztix.com.au, Venuetix, Clinic 116, Da Klinic, Cold Krush


SYDNEY: Saturday 2nd June @ Enmore

Tickets via www.oztix.com.au, www.ticketek.com.au, www.enmoretheatre.com.au, Lopez Records, Notorious Bondi Beach & 567 King

PERTH: Sunday 3rd June @ Metropolis

Tickets via www.oztix.com.au & www.moshtix.com.au

BRISBANE: Friday 8th June @ Arena

Tickets via www.oztix.com.au

MELBOURNE: Saturday 9th June @ Forum

Tickets via www.ticketmaster.com.au


Murs – BadMan! (2008) Vs The Mighty Diamonds – Illiteracy (1981) + R.A. the RUGGED MAN, MURS & 9th WONDER Sydney Concert Info

Murs – Bad Man

The Mighty Diamonds – Illiteracy


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!