Category Archives: HISTORY (not his story)

Throwback Thursday – Babble-On

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$2 pots and $3 shots made for some fucking good hip-hop nights put on by the babble-on boys. No to mention the club where they came up promoting their first shows backed on to a gash bar. You could sneak though the back door behind the adjoining bar for some mutton if you so obliged. Don’t worry I wont be dry snitchin’ any detail now or in future of finer details but fun was had and in big fucking spades!!! I Just wanted to post and pay homage to those that have helped along the way and deserve some recognition.

It blows me away to think these shows were over 10 years ago! For a bunch of low life, Southside drunks barely on the right path, we (Town Drunxxx) got a few supports circa 02-03. Babble-On kept the torch alight from the Ric’s café, max break & the alley bar shows, keeping the locals with a regular outlet and the punters happy with a good variety of local and interstate acts, not to mention that pussy actually turned up to hip hop shows back then and got turned out. You didn’t have to be p-noid you were chatting up a bitch some dude was cuffin. The sense of community was regained, the battle scene here in briz was alive, DJs actually had skills and selected records for the task at hand.

Things got bigger, the clubs got bigger, the acts booked were international, dudes bought pre sold tickets knowing that mother fucker would sell out. You would see flyers posted every suburb south to west, word of mouth got you there. I struggle now with some of these fuck arse cunts trying to promote a show with a facebook post and moshtix link.  Where’s your gumption and passion? where did the punters go? Is no one of the younger generation a fan before an artist? Where the fuck is the culture ffs?

Enough of a rant. A big thank to the Babble-on boys, the OG 143 massive and everyone else involved back then. Some great memories. Also,  big up and repect to the likes of the 469 boys for carrying the torch and bringing back that good old fashion Brisbane Bullshit. You cunts are doing it right! Thankyou!

Respect!

LC – Murderous Metaphors Launch – The Rev, 2005

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Tha Liks – Farewell Tour – The Arena, 2/9/06

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RUN ROYAL EXCLUSIVE – “98:Foundation” (Trailer)

In the late 2000’s Bias B approached Heata regarding an idea to make a local documentary about the release of his Beeswax LP from 1998. Together with Discourse they formed a film crew and began interviewing people regarding the early years and development of Australian Hip Hop pre the 2000’s.
As more people were interviewed, the team started to realise that the project was bigger than just the story of one album. And so, the film took a different direction.This here is a Trailer cut from their interviews over time with original stock footage.

We feel that “98:Foundation” is a very important story to tell, not just for those who were around in the early days, but also for future generations to understand and respect the architects. This project has not been completed, with ideas waiting to be developed and funded towards a full length Doco feature. The trailer is just an example of what it could be with many more people yet to be interviewed and filmed.
With the assistance and hard work of people such as B Wiv (Daniel Cowan), Josh Davis & Trem One, the “98” trailer stands ready for future development. The burning question is….”would any one want to see this made into a full length Film?” So where to from here……

HEATA – Executions (PROMO VIDEO)

Excuse me Doug E. Fresh you’re on!

Happy Friday to you all. I recently discovered this footage of the S-N double O-P (D-O double G-Y D-O double G ya see) performing Slick Rick and Doug E Fresh’s classic “Ladi Dadi” live with Doug E. Fresh himself. Check out Snoop breaking down what it is to be a fan of this here rap shit before inviting The Worlds Greatest Entertainer to the stage, it’s a great way to kick off a Friday!

 

ALPO, RICH PORTER & AZIE (MOBSTYLE) DOCO

For those of us that grew up on the early 90’s MOBSTYLE LP’s & the PRETTY TONE CAPONE 12’s, you may very well know these Harlem tales, but for those that didn’t, give it a watch if y’all got the time.

Rick Was Here. The Dawn Of Def Jam

What more can be said about the man once known as DJ Double R?! Rick Rubin is the Quincy Jones of music your mother hates! He signed LL Cool J, discovered Public Enemy, DJ’d for the Beastie Boys, produced “It’s Yours” (with Jazzy Jay) for T La Rock and helmed production work for everyone from Jay-Z and Slayer to Mick Jagger and U2. Shit, this dude even portrayed a fictionalised version of himself in 1985’s Krush Groove, a movie loosely based around the beginnings of Def Jam Records.

Def Jam is (without a doubt in my mind) hip hop’s Motown and 2014 marked 30 years since it’s humble beginnings in Rick Rubin’s NYU dorm room. Rolling Stone tagged along as Rick revisits where it all began all those years ago, they also dig up some great archival footage in the process.

Salute to Def Jam Recording’s!