Australian hip-hop is still primarily released through independent record labels, which are often owned and operated by the artists themselves.
Despite its genesis as an offshoot of American hip hop, Australian hip hop has developed a distinct personality that reflects its evolution as an Australian musical style.
Australian hip-hop artists have also received international recognition.
Australians have been featured on albums by artists from the US and Europe.
In 2004, ARIA introduced a new category in their annual awards: Best Urban Album (R&B, hip-hop, soul, funk, reggae and dancehall).
The inaugural award was won by Koolism for their album, Random Thoughts.
The Melbourne hip hop group 1200 Techniques was formed in 1997 by "old-school" 1980s B-boy/aerosol artist DJ Peril (founding member of Melbourne hip hop crew, Island Boys).
Prior to this, MC Opi co-produced Women on the Rhyme, the first national radio documentary about Australian female hip hop artists, created at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).Their second album, Consistency Theory, was released in 2004.By the early 2000s, the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) began to recognise the growing interest in hip-hop in Australia.All these links are our website partners and friends.We provide these links in here for advertising purpose.