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Live Review: Ghostface Killah + Pharoahe Monch + The Tongue + Soul Benefits - Metro Theatre, Sydney (18.12.14)

As one of the most animated and memorable emcees in hip hop history Ghostface Killah, a man known by many aliases, of legendary collective Wu-Tang Clan hit the Metro Theatre for his long overdue return to Australia, teaming up with co-headliner Pharoahe Monch for a strictly Australia-meets-NYC rap affair. To add some Aussie spice to the mix, accomplished emcee The Tongue joined the bill alongside up-and-comers Soul Benefits.

Photo Gallery: Elefant Traks 15 Year Anniversary Party (Day Two) - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (23.11.13)

Alex Kwong shoots the second day of the 15th Anniversary Party thrown by Elefant Traks in Melbourne. The day featured Joelistics, Urthboy, The Tongue, Sky'High, Jane Tyrell and Last Kinection (pictured).

Elefant Traks celebrating 15 years in the business with two massive shows in Melbourne and Sydney each.

15 years is a remarkable time for any company, but to celebrate the milestone, Elefant Traks are throwing two massive shows in Melbourne and Sydney each! Coming to venues near you in November, the label's roster will be showing off their goods over two nights of awesome music in each city.

Photo Gallery: The Tongue + Dialect & Despair + Til The Break - Rocket Bar (06.07.13)

We head to Adelaide's Rocket Bar to check out The Tongue with support from Dialect and Despair and Til The Break. Alex Kwong brings us photos from the night.

The Tongue's "Surrender to Victory" tour kicking off in Melbourne on June 8!

The Tongue will be out on the road promoting his album Surrender to Victory through June and July! Released in late March, the album is compelling and shows just how vital The Tongue is to the Australian hip-hop scene at present. His live shows are equally as electrifying as his tunes and with this album tour set to hit all areas of the country, punters can be expecting not only a thumpingly great set from The Tongue, but also from a great slew of supports as well.

Live Review: Dr Seuss Meets Elefant Traks - GRAPHIC Festival at Sydney Opera House (11.11.12)

It was hard to know what to expect from the Elefant Traks crew when this show was hotly announced a couple of months prior. Part of Sydney Opera House’s Graphic Festival – which is essentially a festival dedicated to animation – many were excitedly curious as to how the well respected hip hop crew would create a meeting of styles between their Australian brand of hip hop and the inimitable style of Dr Seuss's characters and world.

Live Review: Surry Hills Festival - Prince Alfred Park (27.10.12)

Saturday 27th October turned out to be a stunner of a day in Sydney. The sun was shining, the sky was blue, and only a few clouds dared to cross the sky throughout the day.

The perfect day had presented itself for the annual Surry Hills Festival in Prince Alfred Park, a festival to raise money for the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre, which provides community services to the suburb, helping the disadvantaged in the area.

Tijuana Cartel, Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! and Alison Wonderland head up the massive Surry Hills Festival lineup for 2012.

Saturday October 27th is set to be a hot day in Sydney, with Surry Hills Festival announcing a killer line up offering something for every ear.

Multiple stages will be surrounded by eccentric arts installations and roving performance, kids’ activities, an Eco living village and a great selection of markets and food, so while the music takes care of your ears, there will be something on offer for every taste bud, art lover and even bar lover too.

Live Review + Photo Gallery: Drapht, The Tongue, Mantra - The Hi Fi Brisbane (16.04.11)

It’s been quite some time since I’ve indulged in some Australian hip-hop, and as such when I get to the Hi Fi tonight I’m surprised by the amount of hats on at 8:30 at night. That last time I saw that many hats with stickers was when I was at the hat store. Or something.