WAAJEED INTERVIEW

Next month Robert O’Bryant aka Jeedo aka Waajeed meaning ‘finder’ or ‘seeker’ in Arabic will be touring Australia. Presented by Grindin’ there will be two shows in Melbourne and one in Sydney, Byron Bay and Adelaide. Jeedo is a man with his fingers in may pies, notably he is one half of Platinum Pied Pipers;

TOM SCOTT FROM @PEACE INTERVIEW

Tom Scott is an emcee and member of @Peace (pron. At Peace), a 5-piece crew from Auckland who specialise in a unique form of left-field and down-tempo hip hop. They’re part of the Young Gifted and Broke collective of artists and musicians, carving a solid niche in their native New Zealand. All the while taking

MASTA ACE INTERVIEW

It’s been a quarter of a century since the release of “The Symphony” by Marley Marl & The Juice Crew and our introduction to Masta Ace. 25 years on and one of the greatest story tellers in Hip Hop is still relevant – Most rappers these days aren’t even 25 years old! There’s been ups

JAZZ ZIEDAN (BASE FM) INTERVIEW

Digital Liberation is a new move for Base FM that will see the station, based in Grey Lynn, Auckland, being aired to Freeview boxes all over New Zealand. Managing Director, Jazz Ziedan explains to Grindin’ ‘Going digital means equal rights for us broadcasters. It’s not about being part of a big network with great financial

LADI6 INTERVIEW

Since her debut album, “Time Is Not Much”, was released in 2008, New Zealand’s Ladi6 has always managed to strike the perfect balance of Hip Hop sensibility with a soulful eloquence in her music. With the subtly sensual track, “Ikarus”, from her soon to be released third album winding it’s way around music lovers hearts

TALIB KWELI INTERVIEW

Talib Kweli

Talib Kweli is one of this generations most influential hip hop artists. With over 20-years in the music industry he’s worked with an amazing group of artists and producers. From “Get ‘Em High” to “Get By” and now “High Life” we’ve enjoyed the lyrical journey Kweli has set out for us. Now he has just

P-MONEY INTERVIEW

P-MONEY

After a stint with producing house/pop music over the past few years P-Money has returned to his primary specialty, hip hop. With an assortment of some of the finest and current players in the game right now, he calls on his new Duck Down Music family with features from Skyzoo and Buckshot; Kiwi artists Aaradhna

DJ NINO BROWN INTERVIEW

Nino Brown

Australia’s Number One Urban DJ, Nino Brown, is conquering the music world. Widely regarded, and respected as a true master of the turntable, with numerous accolades planted firmly under his belt, this hip-hop star continues to prove that he’s earned his place in the ranks of Australia’s finest DJs and radio personalities. Over the past

THE TONGUE INTERVIEW

Sydney emcee The Tongue (aka Xannon Shirley) is known equally well for his singular work ethic and creative wordplay, a combination which has not only earned the rapper the right to his pen-name, but has also yielded three excellent albums, a handful of free mixtapes, and explosive singles “Crazy”, “The Show” and newest banger “Drums”.

TY INTERVIEW

George Washington Carver famously stated that “When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world”. One artist, who personifies this quote, is the anything but common rapper, Ty. The English MC and producer is not one to follow the crowd and has released