Hip Hop & Comic Books


10687173_552326994898743_7559531306657253121_nI will be joining a stella line up this Friday the 31st of October at Hares & Hyenas! Join us for our first ever night devoted to hip hop, rap and spoken word. The evening brings together some of the best talents of Melbourne’s hip hop and spoken word scene, including Morganics, Bastian Killjoy, Gabriela Georges, EE’DA, Tolls and Tumi (aka Tumi the Be).

$12/10 entry, 7pm start! For more information, visit our events listing on the Hare Hole website: http://wordisout.com.au/?p=1601


Morganics is an award-winning Hip Hop artist, director and community worker. An MC, Bboy, beatboxer, producer and Hip Hop Theatre artist he has performed from New York to Tanzania, the Sydney Opera House to Prague. His extensive work with indigenous communities includes The Wilcannia Mob’s “Down River” which he remixed for MIA’s album “Kala”. Morganics is currently completing his forthcoming album “Music For My Friends And My Enemies” and is in post production for his Hip Hop feature film, “Survival Tactics”.

From rural to urban, ancient to contemporary, Ee’da’s work encapsulates diversity. She is a spoken-word performance artist, dancer, arts educator and musician. Her sound traverses hip-hop, soul, folk, reggae and electronica. She has performed at the Arts Centre, United Nations Conference opening, Bowery Poetry Club NYC, National Day Celebrations in Aajmer, India, The Silveroom in Chicago and Federation Square. In 2012, at the Sydney Harmony International Short Film Festival, she earned the title of Most Original Concept for ‘Fade to white’, a spoken word piece discussing the disturbing practice of skin-bleaching among women of colour. She is the Founder and Creative Director of Sisters For Sisters (SFS), a women’s arts and music collective that spearheads fundraising initiatives for worthy causes locally and abroad. She was awarded recently the Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence for her engagement in community work. She may wear many hats but Ee’da is driven by a singular passion – to live a purposeful life, living for the love of music, community, the arts and the simple power of expression.

TUMI (aka TUMI the BE)
Tumi AKA Tumi the Be began writing songs as a form of expression in October 2010 and has not looked back since the first time he connected the dots that gave his words meaning. With earlier stylistic influences such as Dr Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West, this poet/MC tells his stories through a mixture of spoken word and concept driven rap.

Bastian Killjoy is a Melbourne based Hip Hop producer and emcee who combines atmospheric soundscapes with acoustic drum breaks, providing a unique and intricate backdrop for his superior and fierce vocal style. That combines intelligent lyrics and tackles social issues with a fast paced rhythmic flow. Resulting in a sound that is truly unique within the Australian Hip Hop scene.

Gabriela Georges is an acoustic musician and spoken-word poet from Melbourne’s West. This year, she has performed in the Sydney Fringe Festival, won her first poetry slam as part of the Melbourne Writer’s Festival and had her work published in Vic Uni’s Offset Arts Journal. In her original music, she enjoys exploring the fusion of acoustic r’n’b and hip-hop as well as the use of rhythm and percussion. Interested in the human psyche and experiences of love and loss; Gabriela is now in the process of recording her first EP due early 2015. You can find her on FB and catch her performing at the Djerriwarrh Festival next week as well as the Activist Arts Festival on November the 15th.

Tolls is a tepid middle-aged woman in a hot headed little boys body. An MC/poet/stage wrecker originally from the depths of Central Victoria, (Seymour) but now currently based in Brunswick, he brings a mixture of energetic flows, honest lyrics, and an uncompromising attitude on stage. Tolls is currently working predominately alongside Davinci, a producer from Hobart, now also living in Brunswick. Tolls has supported the likes of Mantra, Joelistics (Slamalamadingdong Feature), JackyT, WiLnO, Stormey Coleman (USA) and performed in rap battles alongside some of the best in the country. Don’t believe the hype of this community minded artist though; he will steal your day old bread and nannas pair of crocs.


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