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Hip Hop

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Hilltop, Nas

band members

Purpose - MC, Producer


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The restless yet calculated mind behind the now infamous ‘If the City Had A Voice’ mixtape series, Purpose is hardly a new face in the Australian Hip-Hop scene. With the roots of a freestyle/battle rapper, he represented his city successfully nationwide early on, leading to a coveted spot in the Scribble Jam MC tournament in Cincinnati at 17. In short, Purpose was a wordsmith before he was legal. With fast-paced, think on your feet lyricism to be envied, there is no stopping Purpose when he takes the time to sit down and craft a song. Already responsible for 7 street releases, both solo & group efforts spanning the last 5 years, Purpose is recognised not only as a rapper, but as a killer Producer with a diverse and fresh sound. Purpose has supported Illy in sold out shows nationwide, was invited to play the 2010 Big Day Out with Pagen Elypsis, and has also supported Drapht on his home soil, Adelaide. His on-point, energetic live show has already toured the country extensively. South Australia has surely produced some of the biggest names in hip hop and Purpose is flying the flag high for the next generation. 'Where It Starts' on iTunes now.


Reviewed by Lewi McKirdy Lewi McKirdy

05 Dec 2013

Triple J

Highly evolved! ...

Highly evolved! a song charged almost solely by felt emotion is a stunning thing. This grows so much further than the brief time it's on.

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Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby ...

28 Nov 2013

Triple J

Keen to hear whe...

Keen to hear where this collaboration goes.

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Comin Home ft. Illy, Jimmy ...


Reviewed by Hau Latukefu Hau Latukefu

19 Nov 2012

Triple J

The four modeles...

The four modelesque artists connect to bring a a strong effort that is bound to be bumping from cars and BBQs from here to some beach that's heaps far from here. Definitely a tune to play loud throughout the festive season.

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