Ellesquire blends humorous, self deprecating lyrics with more traditional hip hop style braggadocio battle raps while exploring topics from reflections on life and heart break to visions for his future. But not one to confine himself to just rapping Ellesquire also shows some singing talent handling hooks with a clear ear for melody.
Rapaport (Joel Rapaport) is a 24-year old rapper/producer/guitarist from Inner West Sydney. Regarded as Sydney's most neurotic MC, Rapaport crafts witty, sincere lyrics with hard-hitting soulful beats. Not your typical macho hip hop.
Dialect began rhyming at the tender age of 12, inspired by his eldest brothers collection of classic 80’s/90’s era Hip Hop. Entering his first freestyle battle at the age of 13 Dialect took it out and went on to win countless more battles making him a force to be reckoned with on the mic at an early age.
Maundz, the outspoken rascal of Melbourne's rap-scene; has a heart of gold, a potty mouth, and an acid tongue. His second LP Zero, is the first release of 2012 from irrefutable hip hop collective Crate Cartel. Zero is a fast approaching sun on the horizon after what has been a long winter for Maundz fans.
Simplex is a name used by at least three artists. The earliest being an Australian hip hop producer/mc from Adelaide, Australia and also part of the Terra Firma and Certified Wise (Hilltop Hoods, Funkoars, Vents, Crossbred Mongrels etc) crews. Also a Bangkok Thailand duo and an unsigned band from California, USA)
Ciecmate (Emcee, Studio Engineer, Producer) is a part of The Hospice Crew and also runs Broken Tooth Entertainment, renowned around Australia for releasing no bullshit, staunch as it gets Aussie hip hop.
The Tongue is one hell of an MC. He is diverse (has recorded with Urthboy, Bertie Blackman, The Bag Raiders, Gift Of Gab (Blackalicious), Katalyst, Braintax (UK), Georgia Anne Muldrow (USA), Muph And Plutonic etc)
After dropping DJ Skae's Guestlist just about a year ago, DJ Skae is back with another killer compilation album, DJ Skae's A-List. This time Skae has chosen artists from around the country to submit songs for this compilation and Australia's finest hip hop artists have delivered some heat.