Festival Rap is Back!

By Evie Lavers - January 24, 2016

Year in year out there’s another shonky RnB promoter announcing ten-act oz tour…  promises he just can’t keep! Hand-in-hand with these crooks is money hungry nostalgic  hip hop acts announcing tours that never come into fruition. With the added promotion of online petitions being promoted virally on Facebook about artistic content being “offensive” to women and/or past drug charges, it feels like Australia is a territory that get’s put in the too hard basket from many  international hip hop artist’s. This may seem the case but certainly isn't it. Sometimes you have just have to be a little open to cross-genre collaborations and look in different locations for you music fix. See there’s still big player’s present bringing rap music to our shores. That being the Boutique Festival Promoters.

Over the recent years Southbound has toured Joey Bada$$, Run The Jewels, The Roots and Collio. Listen Out has put up Schoolboy Q, Azealia Banks, Childish Gambino and Young Fathers. And St Jerome’s Laneway has proudly hosted El-P, Danny Brown and Earl Sweet, this year they fail not to disappoint! Below is the run down of the hip hop/rnb lineup you can be soulfully seduced by Valentines Day!

Vince Staples
  • 22-year-old hip hop MC from Long Beach, California.
  • Signed to Blacksmith Records, ARTium Recordings and Def Jam Recordings.
  • According to Rollin Stone Mag ‘he’s the most exciting man in rap’.
  • Recently snapped up tours supports for  heavyweights A$AP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator, Danny Brown & Pusha T.

  • 21-year-old hip hop MC from DC
  • Piloting the “Future Bounce” genre in the hip hop game.
  • Signed to Black Butter Records, G-Unit and Soulection
Has collaborated with Chet Faker, listen here!

The Internet
  • R&B/neo-soul outfit based in LA (feat. a total bebe of a front women)
  • Consisting of Odd Future members Syd the Kyd and Matt Martians
  • Signed to Odd Future and Columbia Records
  • At Laneway they’ll perform as six-person outfit

  • Truth is, if you're reading this you are already a fan, you just don’t know it yet!
  • Multi-genre bass player, producer and singer from Los Angeles, California.
  • He’s the virtuoso behind Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly
  • He a session musician for Erykah Badu, most noted for his work with producer Flying Lotus, and crossover thrash band Suicidal Tendencies aka pretty pretty much the most badass bassist on the planet!

Esplanade Park, Fremantle | Sunday 14 February

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