16 good Twitter-ers from the Australian hip hop scene

by Mark Pollard on May 30, 2009 · 10 comments

in Hip hop online

Hip hop heads are finally finding their way onto Twitter. I watched it happen on Friendster then MySpace – hip hoppers seems to be in that gang of people that hits new social networks just after the technology and marketing community.

But, to be honest, a lot of the hip hop types on Twitter suck at it. They just spam links out into the ether, broadcast stuff (egos with megaphones): “check my mp3 out”, “just uploaded a photo to my MySpace page”, “buy my album”.

Twitter comes into its own when people actually have conversations… 140 characters at a time.

I’m running 2 Twitter accounts (@markpollard and @stealthmagazine) – they have different angles. If you add me, drop me a line. I’ve stopped following a lot of people back from @stealthmagazine because of the hip hop spammers and egos. But I thought it would be worth calling out some of the Aussies in the scene who are doing it well.

If I missed you, add your link below.

1. Rival @rivalizm (22 followers)
Sydney (now) beatboxer, event promoter and computer freak.

2. 13th Son @13thSon (83 followers)
Super smart MC from Sydney.

3. Urthboy @urthboy (487 followers)
One of the driving forces behind Elefant Traks and a renowned MC.

4. Obese Records @obeserecords (444 followers)
Definitive Melbourne hip hop label powerhouse.

5. BDeps @JayBdeps (4 followers)
Adelaide MC brand new to Twitter. Show him some love!

6. Spit Syndicate @spitsyndicate (218 followers)
Sydney crew that you’ll be hearing much more about in the future methinks.

7. A-Love @ALovebeats (35 followers)
Melbourne MC.

8. Denorthwode @denorthwode (79 followers)
Producer, MC, DJ connected to Crookneck Studio, Mnemonic Ascent and more.

9. Chasm @CHASM1 (123 followers)
Sweet-as producer claimed by Sydney.

10. Sandro @sandrothesandro (87 followers)
Sydney producer with mad crates and pockets full of knowledge.

11. Dopus dopusroshambo (58 followers)
Producer and music equipment wizz from Canberra.

12. Brad Strut @BradStrutLC (122 followers)
Melbourne/UK fire-spitting MC.

13. Nick Sweepah @nick_sweepah (60 followers)
Melbournian MC.

14. Social Change @SocialChangeRap (501 followers)
Adelaide crew on the fast track to goodness.

15. Ironlak @Ironlak (320 followers)
Australia’s first aerosoul art paint company – Brisbane.

16. MPhazes @Mphazes (994 followers)
Gold Coast producer acclaimed around the world.

Now, if you’re new to Twitter, you may get something out of this little presentation. Enjoy!

Photo courtesy Ilse.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 MAINTAIN @maintainICCC June 1, 2009 at 12:42 pm

@maintainICCC Adelaide rapper, new on twitter… uploading photos daily..
hit me up.. peace and love…
Maintain ICCC

2 nick sweepah June 8, 2009 at 11:52 pm

thanks for the mention. i fell off a bit there so cheers for the arse-kick.

3 chris June 12, 2009 at 11:57 pm


just got a twitter and im lonely

4 JPlatnum June 24, 2009 at 8:42 am

Yo Mark, you forgots @JPlatnum and @hatonrack, check ‘em out for sure!

5 April July 25, 2009 at 3:50 am

You also forgot Scott Burns http://twitter.com/THEBURNSUNIT

6 Hau September 3, 2009 at 9:08 am

Hip hop duo, Koolism, is now on the Twitter madness.
Oh yes, we are.

Koolism: http://twitter.com/koolism
Danielsan: http://twitter.com/harrydanielsono
Hau: http://twitter.com/hauiebeast


7 Ben March 2, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Atilla has over 140 followers on Twitter now and over 200 fans on Facebook.


8 Ben March 2, 2010 at 12:08 pm

sorry, over 2000 fans!

9 Chris Bass March 15, 2010 at 1:20 pm

ADL same crew as BDEPS – CH for sheez


10 Newsense May 20, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Broken Tooth are represented on twitter by yours truley…

http://www.twitter.com/BrokenToothEnt or @brokentoothent

amazing commentary on the world while i’m generally hanging a shit or avoiding work.

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