Underground Kings Unite For Rap City

27 April 2012 | 3:52 pm | Staff Writer

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The Rap City series of events is back in 2012 with its biggest installment yet, bringing to Australia three absolute masters of the hip hop world in one enormous show.

Ghostface Killah might always be remembered first for his part in the incomparable Wu-Tang Clan, but that's before you start thinking about the incredible records he has cut as a solo artist. Both Ironman and Fish Scale are practically classic records in the hip hop world and continues to pump out track after track of fresh, vital and hard hitting hip hop to this day. His last visit to Australia in 2009 was met with great praise, despite some peoples' concerns as to whether he'd deliver, so it is very exciting to hear of his return this June.

DOOM has set the underground music world on fire countless times with his cutting-edge brand of hip hop. Whether it be by himself, alongside Madlib in Madvillain, with Danger Mouse as Danger DOOM or in collaboration with the likes of De La Soul, Rza, Talib Kweli, Prince Paul, Peanut Butter Wolf or even Thom Yorke. The masked man hit Australia last year for a bunch of massive shows and is ready to do it all over again as a part of Rap City.

Rounding out the bill this year is the veteran “Puerto Rican Rhyme Slayer” Chino XL, who, after a few years away from music due to his following a career in acting, is ready to hit back with his first LP in years, a double album with a who's who of underground hip hop getting in on the action.

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Catch these three hip hop masters when they play the following dates:

HQ, Adelaide, Friday 1 June
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Saturday 2 June
Metropolis, Perth, Sunday 3 June
Arena, Brisbane Friday 8 June
Forum, Melbourne, Saturday 9 June

Tickets go on sale Tuesday 1 May.