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Name: Adam Bernard
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About Me: Entertainment journalist with 15+ years of experience. Supporter of indie music. Lover of day baseball, fringe movies, & chicken shawarma. Part time ninja. Nerdy, but awesome.
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Hilltop Hoods - Australian For Dope Hip-Hop
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Australia is well known for its gorgeous scenery, their national symbol of the kangaroo, and beer that comes in oversized cans. Something else they should be known for is their hip-hop scene, which has been steadily growing over the past twenty-plus years. Hilltop Hoods, which is the trio of MC Pressure, Suffa and DJ Debris (pictured L to R), have been a part of that growing scene since they formed as a group back in 1991 (at the time their DJ was DJ Next, but he left the group in the late 90s to pursue another career, and DJ Debris, who had been producing, became the group’s full time DJ). With the release of Drinking from the Sun they’re now seven albums deep, and they have three DVDs to go with those albums. It’s the kind of catalog most artists dream of having.

This week, I caught up with MC Pressure to find out more about the group, and the way in which they’re in a perfect position musically. MC Pressure also discussed the meaning of Drinking from the Sun, and talked about the grant Hilltop Hoods created to help aspiring hip-hop artists in Australia.

Read the full interview at RapReviews.com.

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