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Brisbane’s home of hip-hop, Karsniogenics are proud to present the sophomore release for GAZ HAZARD and his label debut, the uncompromising and incomparable, WELCOME TO GULLYWOOD.
Following 2012’s cult classic Hazardous To Your Health, W2G plays as the perfect juxtaposition between Gaz’s criminal past and his current path in life; as a family man, business owner and MC.
After a lifestyle change and rebuilding Gullywood Studios Gaz decided to commence work on the follow up to his independent debut, 6 years in the making, W2G works as Gaz’s salvation and redemption, a testament to a life lived and the lives lost along the way.
The title track WELCOME TO GULLYWOOD kicks the album off with features from 750 REBELS veteran KEN OATH on the hook and a standout second verse from one of Gaz’s great friends, another stalwart of the Australian hip-hop game of both Hired Goons and 750 Rebels crews; the on stage and microphone monster BIGFOOT.
WU TANG is a LAZY GREY produced burner that elaborates on Gaz’s time spent on the opposite side of the law and how the music then influenced his actions and continues to do so to the present day. A vivid true story of underworld dealings that Scorcese himself couldn’t have scripted.
Wretched poetry is the order of the day on INCOGNITO. Produced by and featuring long- time friend, collaborator and Hired Goon veteran TORNTS, the two street level warriors trade bars like Spartans over a murky and belligerent soundscape that is without doubt an album highlight.
Prolific Adelaide producer REALIZM contributes three heat rocks with one of the standouts being HINDSIGHT. An amazing and soulful production, REALIZM lays the perfect bed for Gaz to give you a brief insight into how he used to live, in his own words;
“As a young man I got involved in some heavy shit when being infiltrated by an undercover cop in a police investigation where they offered sums of cash for lists of goods. This is called Entrapment but it’s a law that does not exist in this country and so the whole crew got pinched and copped our charges on the chin.. As you do in my world.”
Alongside the afore mentioned highlights, packs a crew heavy ensemble without sounding guest heavy or overbearing. GAZ HAZARD shines alongside the likes of KEN OATH, BIGFOOT, TORNTS, LAZY GREY, SUSS ONE, JAKE BIZ, OVERPROOF PETE, SIMPLEX and PORSE 1 with a heavy roster of production assists from LAZY GREY, TORNTS, REALIZM, HEATA, AKIDCALLEDCHUBZ and DONTEZ of KINGS KONEKTED; all showing up to lend a fluid and complete sound to the album. Karsniogenics Head honcho DJ DCIDE lends cuts to several tracks while also overseeing the overall arrangements and flow of the record.
WELCOME TO GULLYWOOD plays like Gaz’s magnum opus, an amazing collection of tracks that display phenomenal growth as not just an MC but as a man. As an MC, Gaz brings an incredible ear for beat selection – on clear display across W2G – and spits with a brutal honesty few could muster, because very few have tread the path GAZ HAZARD has. WELCOME TO GULLYWOOD is as entertaining a listen as it is intensely personal and brutal.
A funky journey through the heart and mind of someone that has been there and lived it, WELCOME TO GULLYWOOD.
The 750 Rebels have been active as a collective within hip hop culture in Australia for almost 20 years and have solidified their place among the greatest crews in the country.
Their “hockey style” logo – designed by graffiti pioneer Malis – is immediately identifiable and synonymous with the group’s unapologetic approach to music and art.
For the past decade 750 have sold out their limited logo print T-shirts and hooded jumpers upon printing having rarely met the demand that existed for their clothing.
With the new web store 750 Rebels aim to not only fulfil the demand for their product but introduce new and limited designs, kicking off with their “Visionary” crewneck jumpers.
Inspired by the Los Angeles based skate and footwear company Vision Street Wear, the crew have reinterpreted the celebrated branding with a focus on the future.
Having vision requires the knowledge of what once existed and the focus to reimagine the possibilities of what can be, the way we dress is an extension of our individual creativity.
With roots entrenched in the traditions of hip hop music and culture the infamous 750 Rebels have their sights set firmly on the future of their brand, and beyond that, the future of global streetwear.
The 750 ‘Visionary’ crewneck jumpers are available tonight from 7:30pm AEST at www.750rebels.com. These are mad limited. Don’t sleep!
Hellsburnian Tornts remains one of the most consistent artists in the country with his latest offering Life Death Truth officially dropping today. Handling the majority of production himself, Tornts drops sinister street visions in his signature style. Available for purchase direct on his band camp page. Hired Goons!!
On Sunday the 18th of June Lazy Grey will ride 50km for The Ride to Fight MS – Brissie to the Bay.
Riders hope to raise $1.5m for MS Queensland who provide invaluable care, support and hope to ensure no one has to face MS alone. This includes therapy sessions, accommodation, free phone advice and case coordination, ensuring people living with MS live as independent a life as possible.
To show your support click on the link below and sponsor Lazy with a few dollars.
Thanks everyone for your support and props to LG!
If you’ve ever wondered what you get when you mix the sperm of a Queensbridge thoroughbred street poet and the alter ego of a Californian ill loop digga.. Ponder no longer cause here it is; Nasimoto is a mix of Nas accapellas over Quasimoto instrumentals compiled by David Begun. The bearing of this bambino is 21 songs of pure musical delightment, if you’re familiar with these artists then your ears are in for wonders. Hit it from the Get Down!
Planet Asia dropped a dope lo-fi EP earlier this year entirley produced on a SP-1200 by Sonny Vintage. Visuals for the joint ‘Made It’ featuring Rozewood and Hus Kingpin surfaced a few days ago. Catch the wave below.
2017 just keeps on giving! Wake and bake to the new DaVillins ‘HOW HIGH’ video featuring BRNGTN. Taken from the Cashmere Dice EP produced by Dj Skizz. Bong!
Following on from the full-length album “KOLD HEAT” released late 2014, the team at Karsniogenics have put together a limited edition 7 inch vinyl release specifically for this years WRSD.
The A-side joint “PIG CITY” artwork pays homage to Brisbane band THE PARAMETERS “PIG CITY” track originally recorded at 4ZZZ radio and released in 1984. The release has provided it’s name to Brisbane author Andrew Stafford, (PIG CITY; from The Saints to Savage Garden) focusing on the Brisbane music scene and tracking the political climate from the 1970’s to the 2000’s.
The AA-side joint “MAGNUM OPUS” was a personal favourite of the artists and well received by 750 fans alike. To celebrate this release the crew has cooked up an abstract piece of visual art to accompany the song, which will be available via the Karsniogenics YouTube channel on our online preorder day, Wednesday April 19.
I purchased this CD on a whim from Rockinghorse Records in 1998. ’98 was a time of true creative experimentation, before the ‘ozhiphop’ branding and everything coming out Australia wide sounded refreshing. As far as I can tell, it’s a CD only release named ATOMIKLEE by a Sydney producer KOREWREKT?
The song ‘Join Pull Leather’ features FETT, 88 and the unmistakable vocals of DEFWISH who goes under the nom de plume DENGAR. Hit the comment section with any corrections or further information you can add. Peace!
This is on the top of a ‘shit we missed’ list I put together over the weekend. Playing catch up ain’t no fun like when the homies can’t have none but there is a bunch of stuff that’s worth sharing as a reminder of how good this year is shaping up already.
Milano Constantine ‘The Way We Were’ produced by Dj Skizz and Marco Polo – holy fuck! This has been banged daily since release date, if I had to sum it up in one word it would be; “Cocaina!”.