1200 Techniques – group from Melbourne consisting of Dj Peril, N’fa & Kemstar. Formed in 1997, first release in 1998. Winners & Nominees of multiple ARIA & Australian Dance Music Awards.
2Dogs – duo from Brisbane consisting of Dave Dog & Dj Katch from the Resin Dogs.
3 To 2
360 – solo artist from Melbourne. Signed in 2007, first release in 2008. Has released platinum selling albums and been nominated for and won multiple awards.
4 Syde BC
A.B. Original – Duo consists of Briggs & Trialz. Formed in 2015, first release in 2016. Toured with Hilltop Hoods.
Aber1 – http://rigorousrecordings.com/artists/
Abraham aka Father Abraham – style is Trap
Alta – from Perth. https://www.reverbnation.com/alta https://www.facebook.com/pg/unclealtz
And Beyond – duo from Perth, W.A. consisting of brothers I.T.P. & Producer ZYTGYST. https://www.facebook.com/pg/andbeyondmusic/ https://soundcloud.com/and-beyond-1 https://open.spotify.com/artist/7wa64BZ6y6koiptYvZnTSc https://andbeyondmusic.bandcamp.com/ https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/and-beyond
Anfa Rose – from Sydney. https://www.anfarose.com/ https://www.facebook.com/anfaroseupdates/
Apex – solo artist from Victoria, started in 2010. Played support for Cash Krzma , Straitjacket Symphony and UK born Rapper Motley www.facebook.com/EMCEEAPEX/
Arno Faraji – Perth based MC and producer from Perth. Started in 2017, winner of the 2017 Triple J Unearthed High competition.
Average Rap Band – NZ duo based in Melbourne
Azmatic – from Perth, W.A. Band members consist of Azmatik, DC, Drastik, Sloth, The Dope Pope, Kulcha, Deebee Gunner, DJ Wrxit & Demise.
B-Nasty – solo artist from Perth. Formed in 2009, first release in 2012. Played support for DJ Yella & Lil Easy E.
B-Wise – solo artist from Sydney. First release in 2015. Played support for GZA, The Cool Kids, G-Eazy and Kid Cudi. Outstanding Performer award 2013 (Winner) – CAAA https://www.facebook.com/UgottaBwise
Baker Boy – indigenous emcee from Northern Territory.
Bale & Retainer
Baro – solo artist from Melbourne. Finalist in 2014 Triple J Unearthed High. Toured as support for Thundamentals. https://soundcloud.com/b-aro https://www.facebook.com/waterboybaro/
Base Dynamics – from NSW. First release was in 2005. Consists of Lenz, MC Epic, Direct & Dj K-Works.
Bay Side Wreckers
Beni Bjah – from WA
Bias B – solo emcee from Melbourne and a member of Boney & Stoney. First release in 1998, performing since 1991.
Big Skeez – https://www.facebook.com/bigskeez/ https://soundcloud.com/skeeza-mcmilly
Big T – from Melbourne, Victoria. Released first solo Ep in 2010
Bigs – from Melbourne. 2002 Big Day Out Battle Champion 2002 Revolver Battle Runner-Up http://rigorousrecordings.com/artists/
Bigs & Chalk
Bitter Belief – from Perth.
Blades of Hades
Blak Genius – solo artist from Sydney who emigrated from Ghana.
Blaq Carrie – Harare-born female Emcee from Brisbane.
Blessed – side project from Emcee Miracle started in 2017
Blest – from QLD. Formed in 2009, first release in 2010.
Bliss n Eso – from Sydney. Formerly known as Bliss n’ Esoterikizm. ARIA Award winners.
Blunted Stylus – Group from Brisbane. Formed in1993 with the first release in 1995. https://bluntedstylus.bandcamp.com/ 5 Blunted Stylus worked with Lazy Grey, Koolism, Katalyst. Jigaw Geoff joined Resin Dogs.
Bomb Threat – Group from Sydney.Formed in 2017 with the first release in 2017.
Book Of Kin
Boy Graduate – from Melbourne, started in 2010. Toured with Bliss N Eso www.facebook.com/pg/boygraduate https://soundcloud.com/boygraduate
Brandon Stone – solo artist from Melbourne. https://soundcloud.com/brandonst0ne https://www.facebook.com/BrandonSt0ne/
Bren L 4
Brethren – duo from Sydney consisting of Mistery & Wizdm. Formed in 1989, first release in 1992. They have performed at many festivals including Big Day Out, Livid and Blackstump Music Festival and are well known for their community work. They also appeared in the Australian Hip Hop Documentary ‘Basic Equipment’ in 1998.
Briggs – from Victoria. Solo artist and member of the group A.B. Originals. Began performing in 2005, first release in 2009. Played support for many artists including Hilltop Hoods, Drapht, Horrorshow,K21, Jeru The Damaja, Ice Cube, KRS-One, Necro, Yelawolf, Ghostface Killah, Dilated Peoples, M.O.P, Pharoahe Monch and spoken word artist Sage Francis.
Buddy Ryan – solo artist from Connecticut, USA now based in Melbourne. https://www.facebook.com/pg/beenbuddyry/ https://soundcloud.com/buddyryanmusic
Buttah – solo Emcee from North Queensland
Butter D – solo artist from Tasmania. First release at 17 years of age in 2017. www.facebook.com/TheButterestDee
Butterfingers – group based in Brisbane. Started in 2001 when lead vocalist ‘Evil’ Eddie Mark Jacobson booked himself a gig in Brisbane, without a band or any intentions of performing solo. After two weeks, a backing band was assembled featuring DJ/percussionist Olly Thomas, bassist Dave Crane, and drummer Damien Green. Their first two singles “Everytime” and “I Love Work”, reached No. 38 and No. 15 respectively in the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2003. They have been nominated for, and won, multiple awards and have played nearly every festival in Australia
Can Okan – solo artist from Sydney, first release in 2017.
Carmouflage Rose – solo artist from Brisbane. https://www.facebook.com/pg/carmouflagerose/
Celsius – from Def Wish Cast
Certified Wise – crew of artists from South Australia including Hilltop Hoods, Funkoars & Pegz.
Charlie Threads – started in 2016. https://www.facebook.com/charliethreads https://soundcloud.com/bryce-shaun-gould https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/charlie-threads-0
Charlie X – solo artist & member of the collective Da Mutantz.
Cheapy ( Cheap Sober ) – solo artist from Victoria, formerly known as Cheap Sober
Chelsea Jane – from Gold Coast, Queensland
Chille Chillz – from W.A. in the group Street Life Descendants
Chocolate and Kid Kairo – duo from Africa, now based in Sydney https://soundcloud.com/chocolate-kid-kairo https://www.facebook.com/chocolateandkidkairo/
Citizen Kay – solo emcee from Canberra. Signed to Illy’s label OneTwo. Played support for Public Enemy, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown, Run the Jewels and Wiz Khalifa.
Class A MC
Coda Conduct – female duo from ACT.
Collective Distraction – Trio from South Australia consisting of emcee’s B.V.A and Meowz and Dj/Producer Son of Sam. Formed in 1995 with first release in 1997 featured on the ‘Home Brewz 2’ compilation. Played support slot on the Lino National Tour in 1996.
Complete – from W.A. in the group Street Life Descendants
Cortext – from W.A. in the group Street Life Descendants
Covert – Solo Artist from Tasmania.Founded in 2004, first release in 2008.
Crimson – from Victoria
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Cross Bred Mongrels
Cross Fader Raiders – Consists of Dj Bonez & Dj Ask, first release in 1994.
Cult Shφtta – solo artist & member of the collective Da Mutantz www.facebook.com/pg/CultShotta
Curse Ov Dialect
CYSHI – Solo Artist from Sydney. Formed in 2016 with the first release in 2017. Asian Australian Hip Hop https://www.cyshimusic.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3mKSMvT-N4&t=3s
D-Loc – from W.A. in the group Street Life Descendants
D’Opus & Roshambo
Da Mutantz – collective consisting of Macca.47, Selasie Wussah, Hypeman R2D2, Charlie X, Geek & Cult Shotta. Appeared in the SBS Doco on Viceland May 2017. https://xandhype.bandcamp.com/releases
Da Stoned Artists
Daily Meds – Group from Sydney. Formed in 2009 with the first release in 2010. AMP Music Prize Short Listed 2012 Played support for:Wu Tang Clan, Mos Def, Dj Premier, R.A The Rugged Man, Evidence, 2012 Happy Daze Tour, 2014 Sour Milk Aus Tour https://bigvillage.bandcamp.com/album/daily-meds
Daniel Elia – www.facebook.com/iamdanielelia/ https://soundcloud.com/iamdanielelia/
Dazastah – from Perth, in the Syllaboliks Crew
Dazed – from Melbourne
Dead Beat Society
Def Before Dishonour
Def Poets Society
Def Wish Cast – group from Sydney, members consist of Def Wish, Die C, Sereck, DJVame One & Thomas Rock. Since re-uniting in 2002, DJ Vame has been replaced by DJ Murda One. They first performed onstage in 1990, first release in 1992, and in 1993 they released the first full length Hip Hop album in Australia were the first Australian Hip Hop group to do a National Tour. Also, their track “Proppa Ragga” was the first Australian hip hop track to receive international recognition in Norway. Sereck appeared in the 1993 documentary ‘Basic Equipment’ and also formed the Basic Equipment Crew whose members include; J Sing, Frequency Unknown, Sleek the Elite and DJ Vame. In 2011, their album ‘Knights Of The Underground Table’ placed 91st on Triple J’s “Industry List” as part of the Triple J Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time. Played support for many artists including KRS ONE.
Defron – solo artist from Melbourne
Delirious – solo artist from Perth, first release in 2011. https://soundcloud.com/robdelirious https://www.facebook.com/robdeliriousmusic
Dex – Artist from Melbourne & member of Dayones. Formed in 2012. Played support for; Bliss N Eso, Drapht, Dylan Joel, and Ivan Ooze http://www.dextunes.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pg/DEXoriginalMusic Website: www.dextunes.com Spotify: tinyurl.com/dexspotify
YouTube: tinyurl.com/dexyoutube Instagram: tinyurl.com/dexinstagram Twitter: tinyurl.com/dextwitter Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/dexoriginal Snapchat: @dexx Unearthed: triplejunearthed.com/artist/dex Bandcamp: dexoriginal.bandcamp.com
Diafrix – Duo from Melbourne consisting of Momo and Azmarino, formed in 2011.
Dialect & Despair
Dialectrix – solo artist from Sydney. First release in 2008. Former member of Down Under Beats Crew and member of Gully Platoon since 2008.
Dista – from W.A. in the group Street Life Descendants
Dj ASK – 2x Australian DMC Champ
Dj B.Two – from Victoria
DJ Bonez – from NSW.
Dj Broke – from NSW. 2015 Australian DMC Winner
DJ David L
DJ Defenda – https://www.facebook.com/DjDefenda/
Dj Drizlax – from Adelaide, started in 1999. Supported artists such as J-red, Dexter, Daniel Son, Decide and Nixon. DJ for Rigorous Records in Melbourne between 2005-2010. No longer active but still a serious record collector. http://rigorousrecordings.com/artists/ https://www.discogs.com/artist/3188306-Drizlax
DJ Fib – DJ from Brisbane. First release in 1995. https://bluntedstylus.bandcamp.com/album/blunted-stylus 0 Founding Member of Blunted Stylus, KGB Posse, Hype Magazine – Wize Lore, host of Phat Tape Hip Hop Show (4ZZZ), Down In The Basement (Artsound FM) and Groove You (2Ser) Radio Shows.
DJ J-Red -member of Lyrical Commission.
Dj KC – 3x Australian DMC Champion
DJ Kode Red
DJ Murda One
DJ Next – co-founder and former Dj for Hilltop Hoods, leaving the group in 1999. 2x South Australian DMC Winner & 2x National DMC Runner-Up.
DJ Nino Brown
Dj Osyris – from South Australia. 2016 Australian DMC Winner.
DJ Sanchez – from Adelaide. Formed in 2003, first release in 2005. Host of “The Lesson on Fresh 92.7” Notable support slots include; Dead Prez, Talib Kweli, R.A The Rugged Man, Grandmaster Flash, Public Enemy, M.O.P. & Fat Joe.
Dj Shazzy Shae
DJ Sheep – 3 times Australian state DMC Dj Champion
DJ Staen 1
DJ Wax Vandal
Dlinkwnt – group from Wollongong. Formed in 2005, first release in 2009. Played support for artists including; Ice Cube, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Tech N9ne, Obie Trice, D12, Mystro, Scribe, The Herd, Downsyde, The Funkoars, Astronomy Class, Muph n Plutonic, Koolism and Def Wish Cast.
Dopus & Roshambo
Dos Boy – solo artist from Byron Bay, based in Melbourne.
Double and Big Lu
Down Under Beats
Down Under By Law – Australia’s first Hip Hop compilation album, released in 1988 featuring Westside Posse,Sharline,Mighty Big Crime, Swoop, Fly Girl 3, Pest-A-Side, Mike Scott& Drew Muirhead
Downsyde – group from Perth consisting of members Optamus, Dazastah, Dyna-Mikes, DJ Armee, Cheeky, and Hi-Hat. . Formed in 1996, first limited release in 1997. Winner of multiple Australian Dance Music & WAMi awards.
Drae Cliche – from Sydney
Drapht – solo artist from Perth and member of the SBX Crew. First release in 2003 on the Culture of Kings compilation. Nominated for multiple APRA & ARIA Awards, winner of Best Urban Album 2011
Dribbles – solo artist from Victoria. First release in 2006. Founding member of Madizm and also member of Street Life Descendants. Dribbles remains undefeated in his battle career.
Droopo – from Melbourne, also known as YÜNG STÉEZE www.facebook.com/pg/DAAYYUUUMM/ https://soundcloud.com/droopo
Dropt At Birth
Dylan Joel – Played support for: Supported Bliss N Eso Off the Grid 2017 Tour http://www.dylanjoel.com/
Dynasty – from W.A. in the group Street Life Descendants
Easy Bass – Formed in the early 90’s with releases on cassette, known for Freestyling
Ecca Vandal – female solo artist from Melbourne, born in South Africa. Formed in 2013 https://www.facebook.com/EccaVandal
Elapidae – from Melbourne www.facebook.com/pg/elapidaemusic https://soundcloud.com/trichgod
Ello C – from Sydney.
Eloji – from Melbourne.
Emcee JDK – from Melbourne. First release in 2014
Eric Sanders – https://www.facebook.com/pg/therealeriksanders/ https://soundcloud.com/eriksanders
Evanda – www.facebook.com/EvandaHomeBaked https://soundcloud.com/oggree
Exit Strategy – from Brisbane
Exqizit Flow – from QLD
Figuero Jones – from Perth. https://soundcloud.com/figuerojones www.facebook.com/pg/FigueroJonesMusic/
Finger Lookin Good
Fiz the iLL Kid – http://rigorousrecordings.com/artists/
Flu AKA Fluent Form
Fly Girl 3
Flye – from NSW, started in 2015. www.facebook.com/flyetunes/ https://soundcloud.com/flyehome
Force & Sparts
Fortay – solo artist from Sydney
Fourth Akt Mystik
Fozzey – from Northern Queensland
FRANÇOIS – Zimbabwean born solo artist based in Melbourne. Released his first EP ‘Blue Skies’ in 2015. https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/fran%C3%A7ois https://www.facebook.com/francoistunes https://soundcloud.com/francoistunes
Freeds – www.facebook.com/planetfreeds/
Frekwentc – from N.S.W. https://www.facebook.com/Frekwentc-1380669042042045/
Fresh Violet – Solo Artist from Victoria. Formed in 2013 with the first release in 2014. Played support for: Breakfast Tour, Second Breakfast Tour, Snak The Ripper [Can] http://www.spacebitchenterprises.com
Full Tote Odds
Gamirez – solo artist from Perth, started in 2013. https://soundcloud.com/gamirez www.facebook.com/pg/Gamirez
Gatsby – solo Emcee from Sydney. Started in 2012 www.facebook.com/pg/GATSBYboi/
Gaz Hazard – from Brisbane
Geek – solo artist from Sydney & member of the collective Da Mutantz. First music video released in 2017. https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/geek https://www.facebook.com/geekbwoy/
Geko AKA Phil Gektor
Genesis Owusu – His older brother is Citizen Kay https://www.facebook.com/owusugenesis/ https://soundcloud.com/genesis-owusu
Gill Bates – from Brisbane.
Greeley – from Tasmania
GRIIZZ – from Sydney. https://www.facebook.com/Griizzxanman/ https://soundcloud.com/griizzxanman
GS Phantom – solo artist from Melbourne born and raised in the Republic of South Sudan. https://www.facebook.com/gsphxntom/ https://soundcloud.com/gsphantom
Gully Platoon – group from Melbourne consisting of Pegz, Joe New & Dialectrix. Formed in 2008, first release in 2009.
H4zey – Solo Artist from Melbourne. First release in 2016. http://www.h4zey.com
Hau Latukefu ( Mc Hau ) – from Canberra. Member of Koolism.
Heads of State
HFNR -producer & Dj from Melbourne, started in 2014. https://www.facebook.com/HFNRofficial/ https://soundcloud.com/hfnr https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/kwasi-x-hfnr
Hilltop Hoods -from South Australia. Formed in 1991. Released first EP in 1997. Members are Suffa, Pressure & Dj Debris ( formerly included Dj Next )
Home Baked – a six member hip-hop collective of rappers, singers and producers based in Perth, Western Australia www.facebook.com/pg/homebakedmusic/
Horrorshow – Duo from Sydney. Members consist of Solo & Adit. Formed in 2006 with the first release in 2008. Together with Spit Syndicate, Jackie Onassis and Joyride, Horrorshow are members of the One Day crew. Horrorshow has also appeared at major Australian music festivals, including the Big Day Out, Splendour in the Grass and Groovin’ the Moo. Support Acts include; Brother Ali, Urthboy, Hilltop Hoods, Seth Sentry & Bliss N Eso. Their song “Dead Star Shine” came in at number 98 on the Triple J Hottest 100 list in 2013.
Hunter – – also known as Hunter or Huntz, was a solo artist from Perth and one of the founders of the Syllabolix Crew. First release in 2002.Hunter died of neuroendocrine cancer in 2011 at the age of 36. He was post-humously inducted into the Western Australian Music Industry Awards Hall of Fame and was the subject of a documentary titled Hunter: For the Record which recorded the final years of his life. Hunter had been also nominated for a WAMI Award in 2006 and is well known for his community work. R.I.P.
HVNCOQ – solo artist from Melbourne, started in 2017. https://soundcloud.com/hvncoq https://www.facebook.com/hvncoq/
Hyjack N Torcha – from NSW. Formed in 2000 consisting of members Hyjak, Torcha & Dj Bonez. First release in 2004 on Obese Records.
Hyjak – solo artist and member of Hyjak N Torcha. First release in 2002 on Static Recordings.
Hypeman R2D2 – solo artist & member of the collective Da Mutantz.
I Am D – solo artist from Brisbane, started in 2013.
Ikas Milli$ – www.facebook.com/officialikasmillis/
Illergic – solo artist from Sydney. Founded in the 90’s
imbi the girl – https://soundcloud.com/imbithegirl
Impossible Odds – group from Brisbane with front-man Rival MC and DJ Returnagain.
Indigenous Intrudaz – group from Brisbane.
Infinite – from Melbourne
Iraamin – Solo Artist from Melbourne born in Tanzania. Formed in 2016 with the first release in 2017. Played support for: Joe Motley https://www.facebook.com/iraaminmusic/
Ivan Ooze – solo artist from Melbourne, first release in 2016. Support slots include Seth Sentry, Cypress Hill, Ice Cube and a national tour with Wu-Tang Clan. https://www.facebook.com/ivanuzii/ https://soundcloud.com/ivanuzi https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/ivan-ooze
Izzy – Solo artist from Sydney. Debut album released in 2017.
JA$E PRIME – https://www.facebook.com/PrimeKliq/ https://soundcloud.com/prime-tunes96
Jake Biz – from Brisbane
JayCee – from Brisbane, released debut Ep in 2015
Jeriet Dwight -Austrian emcee based in Sydney. First release in 2015.
Jesswar – Fijian-born female Artist based in Brisbane. Signed to Golden Era Records with first release in 2017.
Jimblah – Indigenous artist from Adelaide. A member of the Larrakia, Yanyuwa, Bardi and Wardaman Nations. In 2007, Jimblah won the Hilltop Hoods Initiative award.
JJay De Melo – from Melbourne, started in 2016. https://soundcloud.com/jjaydemelo https://www.facebook.com/jjaydemelo/
Johniepee – from Sydney, started in 2015 www.facebook.com/Johniepeeofficial/
José Halftime – solo Emcee from Perth https://soundcloud.com/josehalftime https://www.facebook.com/josehalftime/
Judz1 – from Victoria. Founding member of Madizm and Nastee Ruckus.
Julez – solo artist from Melbourne. First album released in 2010. Support slots include Sage Francis (USA), C Rayz Walz (USA), Buck 65 (USA), Foreign Beggars (UK), Murs (US), Tim Dog (US), & Oni the Haitian Sensation (USA). https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/julez
Juñor – solo artist from Melbourne. FB https://www.facebook.com/junorofficial Insta https://www.instagram.com/steveyjunior Spotify ttps://open.spotify.com/artist/0292BqxDFKJfVz4XmkLnTJ Youtube https://www.youtube.com/junormusic Twitter
Just Us – credited as the first hip hop release on vinyl, “Combined Talent” / “My Destiny” in 1988. Founding members include Dj Case, Mentor later joined the group, later it was re-formed with Roamz.
Kandere – female duo based in Melbourne consisting of Wahe Kavara and Lakyn Tarai. https://soundcloud.com/kandere
Kavelli – Solo Artist from Queensland. Formed in 2013 with the first release in 2013.
Kaylah Truth – solo female Emcee from Brisbane. Toured with TLC and Lupe Fiasco.
Kerser – solo artist from NSW. First release in 2008
Kev Hannibal – New York Emcee based in Sydney.
KG – Solo Artist from ACT. Formed in 2014 with the first release in 2017. Played at VoiceFest 2K17 as well as support for: Bone thugs-n-harmony, Ice Cube, Black Milk, Bruno Mars https://www.freedommusic.com.au/artist/ https://www.facebook.com/KGofficialaus1/
King Social – from QLD
Kiyanosh – Solo Artist from Sydney. Formed in 2014 with the first release in 2016. http://facebook.com/kiyanoshraps/
Koi Child – 7 piece jazz collective from Fremantle, W.A. featuring Ruz Patterson – vocals, Christian Ruggiero – tenor sax, Jamie Canny – alto sax, Sam Newman – trombone, Tom Kenny – keys, Blake Hart – drums, Yann Vissac – bass https://www.facebook.com/koichild http://koichild.com/
Koolism – DJ Danielsan and MC Hau
Koziosko – http://rigorousrecordings.com/artists/
Kwame – solo artist from Sydney. Formed in 2013. https://www.facebook.com/pg/thatboykwame/ – https://soundcloud.com/thatboykwame
Kwasi – solo artist from Melbourne. https://www.facebook.com/soundslikekwasi/ https://soundcloud.com/soundslikekwasi https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/kwasi
Kween G – female emcee from Uganda, based in Sydney.
L-Fresh The Lion
Layla – solo female artist from Perth, released debut solo album in 2005 on Obese Records and is a member of Syllaboliks (SBX) Crew.
Lazy Grey – solo artist and member of the duo Brothers Stoney with Len One and 750 Rebels. Lazy Grey was also in a Brisbane band called Towering Inferno with DJ Damage and B-Boy Flex in 1994–1997, The group performed at the first B-Boy Kingdom hip hop jam in 1996. Brothers Stoney collaborated with Melbourne emcee Bias B as Boney & Stoney.
Lee Monro & Ello C- duo from Sydney featuring former member of Figgkid. Founded in 2012 https://soundcloud.com/lee-monro-x-ello-c https://www.facebook.com/leemonroxellocmusic
Leng Hock – from Sydney www.facebook.com/pg/iamlenghock https://soundcloud.com/lenghock
Leva – from West Melbourne
LevelHeaded – group from Adelaide consisting of Eslev, Slats, Sidetrack, Fish, Debate & Dj Hacksaw. Support Slots include Hilltop Hoods, Hyjack & Torcha, Crossbred Mongrels, Pegz, Brothers Stoney, Coxster, Funkoars, After Hours and Jungle Brothers.
LFlows – First started as front man for Brisbane crew ‘Left One’ (who released Fuck You Vol.1 CD (No label 2004)) and then Lflows & Verbill – East Coast Most Definate The Mixtape (No Label 2008)
Lil Spacely – solo Emcee from Sydney – https://soundcloud.com/lilspacely-1/you-know-it
Little G – female artist from Melbourne
Live For The Moment – duo from Western Australia
Lord Levi – solo artist & member of The Gremlns collective, from Melbourne. www.facebook.com/LorrdLevi/ https://soundcloud.com/lordlevi
Lord Tomahawk – solo artist from Perth and also a member of SBX & Clandestein.
Lordholani – https://www.facebook.com/pg/lordholani/ https://soundcloud.com/lordholani https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/lordholani
Lyrical Commission – crew from Melbourne comprised of Trem, Brad Strut, Bob Balans, and DJ J-Red. Formed in 1999 with debut release in 2002.
MACSHANE – Solo Artist from Perth. Formed in 2015 with the first release in 2017. Winner of WAM Award 2017 for Hip Hop Category Played support for:MC’d https://www.facebook.com/MACSHANEONTHEMIC/
Madboots – female duo of sisters from Brisbane.
Madizm – Judz, Nikko KS, Planz, Mandle (R.I.P.) & Dribbles
Mandle – from Port Adelaide. Member of Madizm R.I.P.
Manu Crook$ – solo artist & producer from Sydney, supported Tory Lanez, YG, and Stormzy www.facebook.com/officialmanucrooks/ https://soundcloud.com/officialmanucrooks https://www.manucrooks.com/
Marksman Lloyd – from Perth https://www.facebook.com/marksmanlloyd https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/marksman-lloyd https://marksmanlloyd.bandcamp.com/ https://www.marksmanlloyd.com/ https://soundcloud.com/marksman-lloyd
Mass MC – founder of ozhiphop.com, DoubleBeef Records and owner of Goonbag Radio.
Mastah Melo – https://soundcloud.com/melo-11 https://mastahmelo.bandcamp.com/releases https://www.facebook.com/MastahMelo/
Mata & Must
Matt Coburn – Solo Artist from Victoria.Formed in 2012 with the first release in 2016. https://mattcoburnmusic.wordpress.com/
Maundz – solo artist from Melbourne
Mallrat – female Emcee from Queensland
MC Opi – female artist, performed on Christine Anu and Paul Kelly’s 1994 ARIA-nominated single “Last Train”, and co-produced Women on the Rhyme, the first national radio documentary about Australian female hip hop artists, created at the ABC.
MC Trey – from Sydney, is a Fijian Australian vocalist, and hip-hop activist. She was nominated as one of Sydney’s Top 10 Creative Innovators in the field of music and is a member of ARIA nominated band, Foreign Heights
Merc Mason – solo artist from South Sydney. First release in 2017.
Mesc – solo artist from Brisbane as well as member of the Syntax Junkies. https://www.facebook.com/mesctax/
Metabass`n`Breath – group from Sydney, formed by members; Morganics, Baba, and Elf Tranzporter. First release in 1997. Other members included DJs Neicha and Nick Toth, keyboardist/trumpeter Adam ‘Sloth’ Burrell, bassist Jay Bondy, drummer Rory ‘Brother Love’ Toomey, MC/dancer Physical Linguistics and guitarist Haydn Walker. The group is managed by Trent Roden of Slingshot Touring.
Mighty Big Crime – from Melbourne, credited as the first Australian Hip Hop album released in 1987 by Virgin Records and Criteria Productions
Mikey Hundred – based in Melbourne. https://mikeyhundred.bandcamp.com/ https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/mikey-hunj
Mikoen – Solo Artist from Sydney. First release in 2016.
Milwaukee Banks – duo from Melbourne consisting of of rapper Dylan Thomas and producer Edo Rafter https://soundcloud.com/milwaukeebanks www.facebook.com/pg/Milwaukeebanks/ https://milwaukeebanks.lnk.to/deepintothenightFA
Mind Over Matter
Mini Coop – Solo Artist from Victoria. Formed in 2013 with the first release in 2013. Played support for: Seth Sentry
Miracle – from Sydney
Mirrah – female emcee based in Sydney.
Miss Blanks – female emcee from Brisbane.
Miss Karleena (Mc) – female emcee, based in Brisbane.
Mistery – Emcee, BBoy & Artist from Sydney who has been in the scene for more than 30 years.
Mistress – solo female artist from Melbourne. First release in 2013. Formerly known as Mistress of Ceremony. https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/mistress-0 https://soundcloud.com/mistressOC https://www.facebook.com/mistressOC/
Mitchos Da Menace – from Sydney
Morganics – from Sydney. Solo artist & member of Metabass ‘n’ Breath. Started performing in 1984, first solo release in 2002. Morganics is widely known for his community work alongside others such as; Brothablack, South West Syndicate & The Wilcannia Mob. In 2017 he released Australia’s first Hip Hop movie “Survival Tactics.”
Mortar – from Perth
Mr Clean – Solo Artist from Sydney. Formed in1995 with the first release in 2011. Played support for: Big Dady Kane, Masta Ace , RA the rugged, Brad Strut & Celf Tilted supported National tour with Katalyst https://www.darealmrclean.com
Mr Shadow – from Perth
Mr. Grevis – from W.A. Solo artist and member of the group Street Life Descendants
Muguntha – Solo Artist from NSW with Tamil heritage. First release in 2016. http://www.muguntha.com War On Error is Muguntha’s first mixtape. Muguntha seeks to make music about the futility of war and the need for unity.
Muph & Plutonic – group from Melbourne consisting of members Mc Muphin and Plutonic Lab. Formed in 2004.
Mx Axis – from W.A. in the group Street Life Descendants
N’fa – Emcee from 1200 Techniques
Native Ryme Syndicate
NatureBoy & GMC – duo based in Melbourne, started in 2013. https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/natureboy-x-gmc https://www.facebook.com/natureboygmc/
Nico Ghost – born in South Africa based in Melbourne, started in late 2014. Played support for Wu-Tang Clan https://soundcloud.com/nicoghost www.facebook.com/pg/nicoghost/ https://nicoghost.bandcamp.com/releases
Nooky – Indigenous artist from NSW
Oblivious Gestures – from Brisbane. First release in 2014 consists of Josepe One, Trigz, & DJ Villain.
Obsene – from Sydney. First release in 1999.
Okenyo – female group from Sydney. https://soundcloud.com/okenyomusic https://www.facebook.com/okenyomusic
Olive Amun – https://soundcloud.com/oliveamun https://oliveamun.tumblr.com/
Omar Musa – solo artist from Queanbeyan, based in Canberra. First release in 2015. Played with Dead Prez, Pharoahe Monch, Gil Scott-Heron, Horrorshow, Thundamentals and Daniel Merriweather.
One Day – crew from Sydney consisting of Spit Syndicate, Jackie Onassis, Joyride and Horrorshow.
Optamus – from Perth
Overproof Pete – in 750 Rebels
Ozy n Grub – Duo from QLD. Formed/first release in 2007.
Papertoy – producer from Sydney https://www.facebook.com/pg/papertoymusic/ https://soundcloud.com/papertoymusic
Patos Breegz – Solo Artist from NSW. Formed/ first release in 2006. Played support for artists including Kerser, Hyjak, and Chance Waters
Peezo – www.facebook.com/PeezoBixby/ https://soundcloud.com/peezomusic
Pegz – from Melbourne, Victoria. In the scene since 1992, first release in 2001. Formed Obese Records in 2002.
People Luminous – https://soundcloud.com/people-luminous
Pez – from Melbourne. Debut album released in 2008 and peaked at No. 19 on the ARIA Urban albums chart.
Phil Fresh – solo Emcee from Sydney. https://www.facebook.com/Phil-Fresh-1767709593499650/
Phillabu$trr – solo artist from Sydney, started in 2016. https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/phillabutrr https://soundcloud.com/phillabustrr https://www.facebook.com/pg/Phillabustrr/
Phize – solo artist from NSW. Formed in 2008 with first release in the same year.
Pinnacle – duo from Melbourne consisting of Jax & Spenser Phoenix www.facebook.com/pg/PinnacleHipHop https://soundcloud.com/pinnacle-aus
Plarks The Fumble Tongue – http://rigorousrecordings.com/artists/
Plutonic Lab – From Melbourne. Solo artist, Producer, Drummer, Dj and member of Muph & Plutonic. First production in 1995, solo release in 2001. He is well known for his production work, won on a 2009 Mercury Prize, and is tour drummer for Hilltop Hoods.
Point One Clique – group from the East coast fromed in 2014, first release in 2015. Members consist of Souly B, Yeast, MC Texta, Jak Hamma, Sevinsage, The Priest & Ronny Plonks. Played support for Lord Finesse and Professor Large and Cormega (Sydney.)
Poppy – female artist
Pressure – from Hilltop Hoods
Prime – solo emcee from Adelaide. https://www.facebook.com/PrimeIsHere/ https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/prime
Prowla – Emcee & Producer from Melbourne, started recording in 1994. His vinyl records are highly sought after. https://nuffsaidrecords.bandcamp.com/track/prowla-instinct https://www.facebook.com/Nuffsaid-Records-225330087499880/
Raed – from Melbourne who has self financed his hip-hop career by selling drugs. His style is self-described as crazy and intense but everybody else-described it as the single most grating thing we’ve ever heard? He’s released several albums, funded a movie about his life, called in a bomb threat to Crown Casino and got a restaining order from Michael Gudinski.
Rari – https://www.facebook.com/RARIRAPS/
Raven – from Melbourne
Realm City – solo artist from Townsville, North Queensland.
Reams – from Perth
Reason – his 2011 album ‘Solid’ was the first release on Obese Records.
Relevance – from W.A. in the group Street Life Descendants
Remi – solo artist from Melbourne. Former member of the collective Run For Your Life, alongside Producer Sensible J & Dutch. Support slots include Joey Bada$$ and the Under Achievers, The Pharcyde and Illy.
Resin Dogs – group based in Brisbane. Formed in 1996, first release in 1997.They have have won Australian Dance Music Awards for Best Hip Hop Act (2001) and Best Live Act (2002, 2003). and were finalists in the International Song Writers Competition. Resin Dogs have performed at almost every major Australian festival and supported Black Eyed Peas on a National Tour.
Reverse Polarities – Crew from Sydney. Formed in 2004 with the first release in 2007.
Ridzyray – Solo Artist from Victoria.
Rivilin – solo artist from Brisbane, started in 2016. Style is rock-orientated Hip Hop. https://soundcloud.com/rivilin/ https://www.facebook.com/Rivilinau/
Rizo – http://rigorousrecordings.com/artists/
RNS – from Western Australia
Rooks and Royals
Ryland Rose – Aka Ry, from Melbourne. Started in 2012. Toured as support for Spit Syndicate. http://rylandrose.com/
S.O.X. – Zimbabwean artist based in Western Australia.
Salty MC – Solo Artist from Wollongong. www.facebook.com/Saltyemcee/ https://soundcloud.com/saltymc
Sampa The Great – Zambian-born, Botswana-raised female rapper now based in Sydney. Started in 2015. Played at Splendour In The Grass as well as support for Kendrick Lamar, Thundercat, and Little Simz. https://www.facebook.com/sampathegreat http://sampathegreat.com/
Savilian – from Sydney, started in 2006 www.facebook.com/pg/Savilian/ https://www.savilianmusic.com/
Savo – Solo Artist from Queensland. Formed in 2008 with the first release in 2008. Played support for: Kid Ink, D12, Bam Bam http://www.soundcloud.com/savobaby
Savour The Rations – group from Sydney https://www.facebook.com/savourtherations/
Scott Skills – http://rigorousrecordings.com/artists/
Selasie Wussah – solo artist * member of the collective Da Mutantz.
Sereck – from Def Wish Cast
Seth Sentry – from Victoria. First release in 2012. Sentry’s first public appearances were during live performances with Melbourne hip hop/drum ‘n’ bass outfit, D.S.O.L., in 2003.
SG65 – Duo from Melbourne, originated from Ethiopia consists of members Faemas Steez & Faemas Cheese. Formed in 2015 with the first release in 2016.
Shadz – from Brisbane
Silicon Slave – Solo Artist from ACT. Formed in 2011 with the first release in 2012. Born in New Orleans and raised in Australia.
Simplex – solo artist and member of Terra Firma.
Sinks – from Melbourne
Skippy The Butcher – from Melbourne, supported Run DMC in 1988
Skope – member of Terminal Illness
SkurgeOne – from Tasmania
Sky’high – female solo artist from Sydney with Scottish, Aboriginal and Fijian ancestry. Signed with Elefant Tracks and worked with producer P-Money.
Sleek the Elite – began performing in 1991 and released debut album ‘Sleekism’ in 199. He also appeared in the first 2 seasons of ‘Fat Pizza.’.
Slim Set – duo https://soundcloud.com/slimset https://www.facebook.com/slimsetta
Smoke – http://rigorousrecordings.com/artists/
Snob Scrilla – from Sydney (born in America) First release in 2008.
Sole Option – solo Emcee from Sydney and member of Shok Revolva/ Next Calibre Crew. Started in 2011. www.facebook.com/JerichoMekx/ http://www.soleoption.com.au/
Son of Sam
Sophie Grophy – female emcee from Melbourne.
Sound Unlimited – from Sydney. Formerly known as Sound Unlimited Posse and Westside Posse. First release in 1998.The group split up in 1994.The band’s members were: Rosano (El Assassin) and Tina Martinez, MC Kode Blue and Vlad DJ BTL. They were the first Australian hip hop act signed to a major label. The group supported acts such as Public Enemy, New Kids on the Block and De La Soul, including opening for Public Enemy during their 1992 Australian tour. They also performed at Big Day Out Music in 1992. In 2004, the A.S.K. Mix of “One More From The City” featured on the compilation album 15.Oz Vinyl: 15 Years Of Australian Hip Hop On Vinyl. The album showcased early and important tracks in Australian hip hop. For the first time Sound Unlimited appeared with other key artists of the genre such as the AKA Brothers, Koolism, Def Wish Cast and the Hilltop Hoods.
Southwest Syndicate – collective from Sydney, started performing in 1992
Spanka – from Victoria. First release in 2015.
Spit Syndicate – group from Sydney consisting of members of MCs Just Enuf and Nick Lupi. Also members of the “One Day” crew. First release in 2006.
Stan Bravo – New York Emcee based in Sydney.
Stealth Magazine – an independent hip-hop magazine from Sydney, founded by Mark Pollard, in June 1999. It is a founding part of the Australian Hip Hop scene and also was distributed worldwide by Tower Records. It ended in 2007 ( which is one of the primary reasons for the founding of this website )
Stoyan – https://www.facebook.com/stoyantheone
Street Warriors – from Newcastle, consists of brothers Abie and Warwick Wright from Local Knowledge. They perform in both English and the Awabakal language. First release in 2007.
Suffa – solo artist and member of Hilltop Hoods
Syllabolix – crew from Western Australia. Founded by members Hunter, Downsyde, Clandestine, Layla, Matty B and Drapht. and also consists of members including Funkola, Porsah Laine, Mortar, Mr. Grevis and Rob Shaker.
Syntax Junkies – group from Brisbane consisting of the 2 Brisbane crews Syntax Era and Thought Junkies. Members consist of Pill Specter, Mesc, Estranged, Jolly Rotten, Nerve & Blind.
T.C.W – Solo Artist from sydney. Formed in 2015 with the first release in 2016. https://www.facebook.com/TCW-283243605377179/
Talakai – from Newcastle, started in 2011. Supported Scribe (NZ), Mathas, Locksmith (USA), Daily Meds & DJ Yella of NWA & more www.facebook.com/Talakai/ http://soundcloud.com/talakai
Tee Noah – solo artist from Brisbane https://soundcloud.com/teenoah
Tell – Duo from Melbourne. Consists of Mantra & Grey Ghost.
Templar – Solo Artist from Melbourne. Formed in 2016 with the first release in 2016. Played support for: Sold out Revolver, Gasometer, Untz Untz, Beyond the Valley, Rabbit Hole & Northcote Social Club
Terminal Illness – group from Sydney. Members include Case, Illergic, Dj Maniak, Skope, Quest, Tommy Rock, Think, Tunz, Retz & Axe
That’s Them – duo from Sydney consisting of Sarm & Nebs. Formed in 2005.
The Astronomy Class
The Funkoars – Trio from South Australia consisting of Trials, Sesta and Hons. They form part of the Certified Wise crew. First release in 2003. Former member Dj Reflux. Trials is also a member of the duo A.B. Originals alongside Briggs.
The GREMLNS aka GremSquad – collective from Melbourne consisting of Kae, Lord Levi, Sky White, GS Phantom, Mobstah, Mike Wang, Kid Kalib, KG https://www.facebook.com/gremsquad/
The Hated – duo from Byron Bay, started in 2011. https://soundcloud.com/thehated https://www.facebook.com/wearethehated
The Last Kinection – an Indigenous hip-hop group from Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. The band was formed in 2006 by Joel Wenitong, DJ Jay Tee (both from Local Knowledge) and Naomi Wenitong (Shakaya)<
The Psyche Ward – group from W.A. consisting of Mysc, Complete, Defekt, Intelekt, Sever, Omac & Kogz.
The Tongue – From Sydney. First release in 2006. He is especially known for his live freestyle ability.
The Wilcannia Mob – an Indigenous group from Wilcannia, New South Wales. The group members are Wally Ebsworth, Keith Dutton, Colin “Colroy” Johnson, Lendal King, and Buddy Blair. They were discovered by Sydney-based guerrilla artist Morganics in Wilcannia in October 2001.
Thundamentals – group from NSW consisting of members are DJ Morgs, MC Jeswon , MC Tuka and DJ Poncho. Former members of Connect 4. First release in 2009.
Tides – from Brisbane, started in 2013 https://soundcloud.com/thetidesarehigh www.facebook.com/pg/thetidesarehigh
TIM – Solo Artist from NSW. Formed in 2016 with the first release in 2017. https://soundcloud.com/itsokdontbesad
Tjimba and the Yung Warriors
Tkay Maidza – from Adelaide ( born in Zimbabwe ) First release in 2014.
Tommy Illfigga – aka Tom Thumb – from Brisbane, World Champion Beat Boxer
Tomtom – from Brisbane. https://www.facebook.com/tomtombeats/ https://soundcloud.com/tomtom
Tone Youth – Perth based Music X Arts collective consisting of TSoko (S.O.X), Rob Delirious, Jimmy Drones & Chu. https://www.facebook.com/pg/toneyouth/ https://soundcloud.com/tone-youth https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/tone-youth https://open.spotify.com/artist/60TXUqevSMQ047C9b2VVJY
TOYOTOMI – https://soundcloud.com/daimyo-hideyoshi https://www.facebook.com/h1d3y0sh1
Travy P – solo artist from Brisbane https://www.facebook.com/pg/travyp/
Trem – member of Lyrical Commission
Trill – Solo Artist from QLD. First release in 2008. www.trill.bandcamp.com
Triple One – group from Sydney. https://www.facebook.com/tripleoneofficial https://soundcloud.com/triple-one-official
True Live – From Melbourne, formed in 2003 consisting of 6 musicians.
Tyrøne – from Sydney. https://www.facebook.com https://soundcloud.com/whitetyrone
Tzu – From Melbourne. Combining members of the groups Curse ov Dialect and Pan
Uncle Red – From Cairns, born in Melbourne.
Unda Dwella – from Brisbane
New Single & Music Video Produced by . Beat by Davinci
Urthboy – from NSW. First solo release in 2004. He is founding member of the hip-hop group The Herd, and co-founder of the Elefant Traks record label.
Vents– from Adelaide.Started Emceeing around 1997, first solo release in 2007. His 2011 Album was nominated for an ARIA Music Award. Has played at the Big Day Out,Sprung Festival and Homebake and support for artists such as Wu-Tang Clan and Hilltop Hoods. Vents was involved in a serious car accident in Adelaide with DJ Debris, Adfu and Adfu’s brother. The four were in a car driven by DJ Debris and were struck by an alcohol-intoxicated driver.
Verdikt – from W.A. in the group Street Life Descendants
Vexed – solo artist from Cairns, QLD. https://soundcloud.com/vexedemcee
Vic August – www.facebook.com/AugustineVic/ https://soundcloud.com/vicaugust
Warcry – from Gold Coast, QLD. Consists of members Syke, Sabotage, Wishbone & DJ Ray. Formed in 1991, first release in 1995.
Wombat have just released the New Single & Music Video “Whipper Snapper.” Produced by Nerve. Released on 27/03/2017 Recorded by Greeley at Twisted Recordings Video Executed by Greeley & Shayne Kemp
Willy Epson – http://rigorousrecordings.com/artists/
Winston Anthony – solo artist from New Zealand now based in Melbourne, started in 2012. Supported artists such as Big Sean, Phora, Reverie, Paws.One, Smashproof, Jae’O, TK Paradza, Tiki Taane, and Diaz Grimm. https://www.facebook.com/WinstonAnthonyMusic/ https://soundcloud.com/winstonanthony https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/winston-anthony
Wolf Henson – https://www.facebook.com/wolfhensonofficial/ https://soundcloud.com/wolfhenson
WZRDKID – Trio from Mildura started in 2013. https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/wzrdkid https://soundcloud.com/wzrdkid https://wzrdkid.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/WZRDKIDRADIO/
Xen-D – http://rigorousrecordings.com/artists/
Xzact – from W.A. in the group Street Life Descendants
Young Viking – from North QLD. https://www.facebook.com/youngvikingofficial/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwf3YUQGTpaM–h63fwZJ8g
Yung Dready Mane – from Sydney, TheYungDreadyBastrd Aka Dready Mane. https://www.facebook.com/pg/YUNGDREADYMANE/ https://soundcloud.com/yungdreadybastrd https://www.yungdreadymane.com/
Yung Juiceboxx – https://www.facebook.com/pg/YungJuiceboxx/
Yung Warriors – from Melbourne. First release in 2007. Also known as Tjimba and the Yung Warriors. They played at 2008 Big Day Out and the World Indigenous Peoples Conference: Education in Melbourne and supported 50 Cent. Nominated for Deadly Awards in 2008 and 2009 and have had national airplay on Triple J.
Z. Lewis – https://www.facebook.com/ZLEWISDC/
Zeal Static – from Victoria. First release in 2014.
Zeke Beats – DJ & Producer with multiple awards for turntablism including; Australasian IDA DJ Champ, 4th World Ranking IDA DJ Championships, inaugural Q-Bert Skratch University Valedictorian/Skratch Champion, Red Bull Thre3style State Champion, 2 x State DMC DJ Champion and Australian Vice DMC DJ Champ.
Zhane White – solo artist from Melbourne. https://www.facebook.com/zhanewhiteMelb/ https://soundcloud.com/zhanewhitemelbourne