Live and direct from California, critically acclaimed MC Fashawn and super producer Exile are touring Australia together later this month for the first time.
So who exactly are Fashawn and Exile?
With all the talk that hip-hop is dead, there’s no better example than Fashawn to prove that it’s certainly alive, well and being fed to a hungry new generation of hip-hop fans. “Fashawn’s debut album, “Boys Meets World”, was heralded by critics and fans alike as one of the best albums of 2009 for its gritty, street-wise and intelligent rhymes“. Soon after that, Fashawn became known to many as one of hip hop’s freshest new voices, and proved himself working with Grammy-winning producers Dr. Dre, DJ Khalil and Alchemist, and featured on songs with J. Cole, Aloe Blacc and a handful of tomorrow’s future stars.
“Exile is both old-fashioned and avant-garde, both familiar and strange. He makes music that is in the cannon of classic hip-hop and music that can only be labeled as ‘experimental’. He is working with platinum MC’s as well as with the kid up the block. He is a huge, bald, white man of Italian descent but has the makings of a classic hip hop producer ala Premo or Pete Rock.”
After initially working on “Boy Meets World” in 2009 they now tour Australia together for the first time. Tickets are cheap as chips for this duo’s first Australian tour and are going fast, so be quick. You won’t be disappointed.
If you need more convincing, check out the below performance of the two together in 2009 showcasing how well the two work together and why they should do so again in the future.
Thu 21st June – Civic Underground, Sydney
Fri 22nd June – The Bakery, Perth
Sat 23rd June – The Espy, Melbourne
Presented by Grindin’ and ACCLAIM Magazine.