Welcome to Run Royal

Welcome to Run Royal. This site is here to share knowledge, opinions, personal experiences and to connect with like minded heads on Hip-Hop music and it’s culture. Straight shooting the substance without bullshit in between. Think of this site as something like a fan boy talk show, with regular segments, known only here as (Know the Ledge). Our store will provide an outlet to release any product that we are directly involved or co sign with. This will come in due time.

Take a look around and get to know what will quickly become a place of priority when you want an informative and personal look into Hip-Hop and all that it encompasses.

If you have something you want to share with us, hit us off at contact@runroyal.com

Spit Gemz – Al SwearenGemz (prod. by Junior Makhno)

The simplicity of an uptempo break over some quick wordplay. Spit Gemz always gets mad slept on. Had to post this. East NY muh!

CALSKI – ‘JUST CLAP’ 7″ + FOLKUS EP

Brisbane MC/Producer Calski has announced the release of the third single from his EP ‘Folkus’. The track, ‘Just Clap’, is an undeniably funky dancefloor starter featuring renowned Canberra-born MC, Hau, and will be released on 7” vinyl by pioneer Queensland hip hop label Hydrofunk Records.

The ‘Just Clap’ 7” is out 19 July 2016 and boasts the equally impressive B-side track ‘One Hand On The Bible’ featuring favourites Briggs and I AM D. While the EP ‘Folkus’ drops on the same date, those who purchase the ‘Just Clap’ 7″ vinyl single will receive the full 5 track EP via free download. Along with the vinyl tracks ‘Folkus’ features Aus MC’s Dialectrix, Sinks & Raven.

Calski has been a consistent and unmatched presence in the Hip Hop community in Australia since the early 2000’s. Known for his unmistakable production and profound lyricism, Calski is also a DJ and multi-instrumentalist, playing bass, keys and guitar.

Having supported the likes of Ghostface Killah (USA), Public Enemy (USA), Total Eclipse (USA), The Herd, Urthboy, Mantra, Spit Syndicate and Joelistics, Calski has long been considered a peer amongst Australian Hip Hop greats and attributes his style to the influences of Pete Rock, 9th Wonder, DJ Premier, Black Milk, Apollo Brown and more.

Purchase your copy from the Hydrofunk Records online store HERE or hitup your local independent record store.

JEEPS TRIBUTE MIX ‘THE WAKE’

A decade ago friends, family and associates from all over the country came together to say goodbye to Stephen John Dawson Atkinson, better known in hip-hop circles as JEEPS aka Gunnery Sergeant Problem Child.

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Jeeps was a cool ass dude who loved the culture and expressed his passion for it through signature double E graffiti pieces. He was down with most writers in the River City, showing love East, North, South and West and represented PMC/BRA crews and the 750 Rebels. Beyond that he was a quiet achiever, a kind friend with a cold beer and helping hand for anyone in need. For those reasons and many more the funeral home in Bowen Hills was packed from front to back with people keen to pay their respects and wish him well in the afterlife. After the ceremony the crowd assembled at the Queens Arms hotel in Fortitude Valley to do it up big daddy Jeeps style one last time.

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During the wake, words from mourners were recorded and later blended between songs requested by close friends on a mix put together by the Phat Tape crew and aired on 4ZzZ the following Sunday night. The tribute served as the perfect drinking companion for those that wished to feel close to him again and went on to be played 10 years straight on 4ZzZ 102.1FM at this time of the year. Some years ago the files got corrupted and ruined the last 5 minutes or so of the original mix.. If you got it holla!

MISS YA HEAPS, REST IN PARADISE BRO!! Peace Chubba

Run Royal Soundcloud

Quick post to let y’all know that we are have a Soundcloud page that includes free downloads and whatever. Jeah!

Simplex – 845AM Volume 1

Simplex Presents 845AM Volume 1. Limited Edition AA Side 7″ Vinyl Produced by Simplex (Terra Firma/Certified Wise) featuring Lflows (Unkut Recordings) and Pace Won (Outsidaz) Cuts By DJ Juice. Cover artwork by Lee Harnden/Linz (Ironlak)

Check the promo video below;

Side A : The Pain – Lflows (Unkut Recordings) AUS
Side AA : Run Along – Pace Won (Outsidaz) US & Dj Juice

Head HERE to purchase digitally or on delicious black crack vinyl.

Lewkwarm – We’re Dominating The Sound

In an attempt to stay inspired and true to Run Royal’s promise of exclusive material, I recently found myself diggin’ through a tonne of shoe boxes in search for unreleased and lessor known content to share with ya bad selves. In amoungst the madness of old flyers, cassettes, ticket stubs, stickers, magazines and cd’s I unearthed bookoo gems that had been long forgotten..

First back ride to jump off is a posse cut from Brisbane’s WDTS crew circa 2000? I ripped this joint from a Lewkwarm demo cd who at the time was murkin’ mics with a layed back Brisbane style at Rics Cafe, Drop Zone, 8-ball and other local hip-hop nights from that era.

Lewkwarm kicks things off followed by a rare verse from Leva (“you ain’t up like the ducks”) K-West from The Optimen and Yuin Huzami from The Coalition. The Rasco sample hook always stuck with me although I somehow convinced myself it was Rakim! Thanks K-West for clearing that up for me recently. Who produced the beat though?? Someone in the know, feel free to comment and fill in the gaps.

Stay tuned for more regular posts of this nature coming soon. Enjoy!

Keep Your Hands To Yourself – Download Link

Keep Your Hands To Yourself – JAKE BIZ & OVERPROOF PETE feat. GAZ HAZARD

 

Jake Biz, Overproof Pete and Gaz Hazard – members of Brisbane’s 750 Rebels and Karsniogenics Records – were recently given the opportunity to team up with Olympic boxer Brad Hore for his Keep Your Hands To Yourself campaign, a movement against the spate of coward punch attacks that have been happening in Brisbane’s night life precincts and around Australia. Not only are these cowardly attacks killing people in the streets they are affecting our night life precincts with stringent and ineffective lock-out laws.

Keep Ya Hands To Yourself is Produced by Overproof Pete aka Brookes Cullings and recorded at Gullywood Studios.

Video filmed by 750 Rebels collaborator Dolan for DF Des1gn. For videography and filmwork please contact Dolan at dolanfunk@yahoo.com.au.

Follow the Keep Ya Hands To Yourself campaign on Facebook and Instagram.

Follow the crew on IG:

@Jakebiz750

@overproof750

@gazhazard

@dfdes1gn

Thank you to all our friends in the hip hop community across Australia for being involved. Too many to name but thank you all for being involved!
Special thanks to Gareth and all the boxers from the Boxing Shop.

Keep Ya Hands To Yourself and help stop the madness.

10 Seconds Sample Time – Ciecmate

Studio engineer, emcee and producer, Ciecmate takes some time out to have a conversation with us about how his production journey started, his equipment and the changes over years plus a few tips for other producers/engineers out there. Acknowledge the man that’s put in so much work on and off the court for one of Australia’s most consistent Hip-Hop labels.

Thanks again!

“R.I.P” DJ Supreme ft. Son Of Noise

Just watch & listen to how it’s done! Kuntz say Hip Hop is dead! Well it’s the legends still doin’ it proper. BPM’s and lyrical warfare to tear apart ya despair!!

https://djsupremeuk.ecwid.com

A Lostralian In New York – Ep. 1. The Bronx

I’m mad late on this but it’s great to such a stand up and humble dude like Delta documenting and sharing his experience of Hip-Hop culture in New York..Shit makes me wanna take the pilgrimage again. Hard out!

This 4 part series follows Australian Hip Hop artist Ben Delta as he journeys through boroughs of New York, in episode 1 Delta visits the Bronx.

A Visit to the TATS CRU studio in Hunts point is some fun viewing as Nicer ( one of the founders of the legendary Graffiti crew ) is in a mood to talk about the history of New York and how graffiti spread across the world.

The second part of the episode takes us to the home of Lord Finesse ( DITC ). Ness gives us an insight into what he looks for in records and how different sounds can be the basis of a production, he also discusses working with Delta ( which is explored in more detail in a upcoming episode).

This was made for the love of the music and culture, Delta has always carried the torch high for Australia so we thought it time we showed everyone what’s been going on.
– Luke Eblen

Epic Safety Clip

This ones for you Heata. Run Royal will commence back to it regular schedule when we fucking feel like it. Enjoy this powerful shit in between drinks.

RECORD STORE DAY MELBOURNE APRIL 16th 2016

As the weekend approaches so too does another World Record Store Day. For many, it’s kind of like Valentine’s Day and other gimmick orientated days – why should we be told to show love on one day specifically, and not all year round? As many diggers are 365 and dedicated to finding that hidden gem in dusty crates, many do not subscribe to this day. Well, fuck that! I love it. It’s a great celebration of all things music, culture, independence and a kunt load of piss with good mates! Sounds dope to me!

So as many rush out to buy that 20th edition of Dilla’s Fuck Tha Police, Illmatic, Operation Doomsday & a slew of other re-re-re-releases, keep one thing in mind – it’s an ace day and a great excuse to see many friends in various spots throughout your city you may not have seen in a hot minute. Great live performances from MC’s, DJ’s & limited edition wax will be the flavour of the day. To all the diggers & hanger-on-ers, enjoy your day! I certainly will.

Here is a select few events happening in the Melbourne Hip Hop scene. For more info on your city hit this link…

http://www.recordstoreday.com.au

SCHOOLLY D – I Don’t Like Rock ‘N Roll (1985)

In 1985 Schoolly D hit the world with the hardest drum machine sounds we had ever heard. Smashing TR 909 bass & snares and relentless cuts from his DJ Code Money, Schoolly dropped some of the rawest street Hip Hop ever.

Many say that Schoolly was the creator of the “Gangsta Rap” genre in Hip Hop, or at least one of the pioneers of that style & attitude. I certainly agree with this, but that is an argument/discussion for another day.

Here we have one of the greatest low budget clips I have ever seen in my life ( besides “Thor” clips) and my werd, if it ain’t one of the dopest as well. Dodgy lighting effects, crappy smoke machines & shitty props, bad acting and an age old animation show cut in between to simulate a car chase from the cops. The premise is simple – the boys don’t like Rock ‘n Roll and the scenes that feature them at a rock gig standing in B-Boy stances shaking their heads at what they are seeing is pure gold. In the process, they kidnap a few white boy rock fans and take them to their brainwashing chamber to convert them to Hip Hop by placing what looks like paper lamp shades over their heads. DJ Code Money’s Technics 1200’s are hooked up to the head devices, and he begins to cut, sending ill as fuck ’85 scratches down the line to the captured fellas brainholes. And then…BAM…converted Rap Fans! ” I Love Rap & I’m Proud”.

I first saw this clip on a VHS that I bought in 1988 on Stylus Video called “Hip Hop And Rapping In The House”.

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Apart from some classic Run DMC, Eric B & Rakim & Bomb The Bass, this VHS generally sucked balls, but it was this Schoolly D vid that just blew me away. So raw, so budget and so entertaining. Check out the killer boomboxes with the Parkside 5-2 posse. Truly dope shit!

There is little or next to no info about the origins of this clip on the interwebs, as I would love to know the format it was shot on ( some form of videotape ) and who directed it. If I was to ever interview the great man himself, I would be sure to ask many questions about the genius of the video.

“…this ain’t Prince, this Schoolly D man we rap…Code Money man, tell ’em what’s up man!”

 

Rozewood – On My Own

Haven’t really had much of an opportunity to get on here and talk about other peoples rap talk, arrange any DSTT for the year or edit the clusterfuck of interview footage I got on hand but it’s all there ready and waiting to be done. It’s worth waiting on. For a good part of the end of last year, life (as we all know) put on the full court press and didn’t let me get the outlet pass for the buckets haha.

Due to this, I missed a lot of new music. Aside from the face album, which is  nothing short of awesome I haven’t actively sought out anything or really been feeling much so I’ve fallen back to my staples.
Thankfully, the new ways of finding out about things, sent me my feed to which I was graced with this new joint by Rozewood. Have enjoyed some his past work but I’m really feeling this one. DJ Skizz’s laid back beat is perfect. “Death/Life, everything will come together” to kick the hook off. Works!

I guess after tasting the sour so often you learn to appreciate sweetness when it comes round…With so much going in life it’s refreshing to connect on something with someone over the other side of the world saying real shit with conviction.

I still be about that brolic ignat shit that makes you wanna belt a fucks face in but this caught my vibe today.

Give it a listen.

 

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