N’FA JONES INTERVIEW

London-born but brought up in suburban Western Australia, N’fa Jones was first known to Australia as a nationally-ranked champion hurdler. However, music has always been on his mind. So from the year 2000 to 2006, N’fa spent most of his time selling albums, writing, recording, and touring all major Australian/NZ festivals with his ground breaking

DIALECTRIX INTERVIEW

Dialectrix is a revered and prolific Hip Hop lyricist hailing from Sydney who is signed to the legendary Hip Hop label Obese Records. Since releasing his first solo album “Cycles Of Survival” produced by beat extraordinaire Chasm in 2008 Dialectrix has received media exposure from Rage, MTV, Channel V, NOVA, JJJ along with a slew

AARADHNA INTERVIEW

When Aaradhna’s harmonies spill through the speakers in her opening track from her new album, you learn that it’s not just treble and reverb that go good together. It’s her silky voice over that doo‐wop style (a sound she likes to call Retro/Metro), and her newfound attitude partnered with old school soul. It’s Aaradhna and

JR & PH7 INTERVIEW

J.R. and PH7 are two producers from Cologne, Germany. They have had numerous album releases featuring todays top Hip Hop Underground artists such as Sean Price, Planet Asia, Phonte, Median, Rakaa of Dilated Peoples, Edo G, Skyzoo, Supastition, Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Oddisee, Freeway, Ras Kass, Saigon, Hezekiah and many more. Their new album “The

APOLLO BROWN INTERVIEW

Apollo Brown is best known as the go to producer in the Motor City Hip Hop circuit and has collaborated with artists such as Danny Brown, Oddisee, Diamond District, Rapper Big Pooh of Little Brother, Black Milk, MED, Grap Luva, Kenn Starr, Finale, Magestik Legend, Paradime, and many more. Having signed to Mello Music Group

ESSA FORMERLY KNOWN AS YUNGUN INTERVIEW

First Word are proud to present “Time For Something New”, the FW debut from Essa. He’s no newbie though – under his former name, Yungun, he rose through the UK Hip Hop ranks to reach a worldwide audience winning praise from Nas, Mark Ronson and Cody ChesnuTT. Loyal fans have waited patiently for this, his

DIAFRIX INTERVIEW

Diafrix, the strikingly unique Melbourne based, African born Hip Hop duo, from the Melbourne suburb of Footscray – comprises of two frontmen, Momo and Azmarino, both of whom are African refugees but have lived through struggles which are worlds apart. After years of building a solid reputation for high energy performances, and incredible charisma (both

OMAR INTERVIEW

Every inch the British Soul icon, Omar developed his style at an early age growing up in a musical household. Born Omar Lye-Fook in 1968 to a Chinese Jamaican father and Indian mother, he grew up in Canterbury, Kent. His father was in a band and founded Kongo Records, a positive influence which nurtured Omar’s

DJ SARASA AKA SILVERBOOMBOX INTERVIEW

Based in Tokyo, DJ SARASA a.k.a. Silverboombox’s crossover selection of Hip Hop, Funk, Disco, Soul, Breakbeats and House music, enables her to cater to any crowd at ease. Her turntablist party rocking skills, stage presence which includes breakdancing while DJing, and overall zest for music makes her one of the most acclaimed DJs in Japan.

HOME BREW INTERVIEW

Despite what people might tell you about Home Brew being burdens on society, or advocates for drug dependency, you gotta respect the integrity of their independence and the diligence of their work ethic. In the last year they’ve been involved in three 5 star releases (At Peace, Max Marx, Last Week), nominated for the Vodafone