Author Archives: DeanStokes

About DeanStokes

Im a 25 year old south Canberra guy. Worked on and off as a brickies labourer after finishing school until I ended up behind the desk of a bookstore. Ive now left the bookstore and work as a web administrator for doing interviews and keeping the site running as well as two days a week as a painter. Im single (divorced after 6 months of marriage...long story). Like my Rugby league and hip hop. Love my food and dont mind the occasional beer. Oh and I guess your wondering what I look like well Im 5 11' 88kg's with brown hair...standard issue man.

DMC World DJ Championship – Canberra Heats

By 13 May 2014

[ 8 August 2014; 8:00 pm; ] Finally, after a long break between heats the DMC World DJ Championships are set return to Canberra in 2014!

Not since Buick made history with his third state title in 2008 have our local DJ’s had a chance to rep the A.C.T and earn their stripes on the national DMC stage.

DJ’s it’s time get your [...]

The Tongue + $1,000 MC battle @ ANU Refectory

By 24 September 2013

[ 22 November 2013; 8:00 pm to 11:45 pm. ]

Lock in a new event on Canberra’s Hip Hop calendar.

An event built for the scene, for the fans and for the artists.

Main Event is a long overdue battle night for the capital.

A knockout contest where local and interstate MC’s can go head to head for a $1,000 winner takes all prize.

Complementing the battle are live [...]

Canberra’s Big Dave ft Snoop Dogg – The Original (music video)

By 5 April 2013

Canberra Hip Hop export and MAMA finalist Big Dave has released a brand new single with none other the Snoop Dogg!
You can view the music video for the song right here.
Since announcing the single and re-release of his debut album “Self Made’ via local label KP Records and MGM Distribution Dave has been exploding nationwide [...]

Preview/pre-order Big Dave “Self Made”

By 12 September 2012

Nothing is what it seems.
Take a skilled self-taught producer with a dance music back ground and combine his sound with the outspoken yet poetic lyrics of a street level MC.
Throw in guest features from Joell Ortiz (Shady Records/Slaughterhouse), Necro (Psyco+Logical-Records), Kurupt (Tha Dogg Pound), WC (Westside connection) and Kyza (Dented Records).
Then balance it all out [...]

The Inner Circle Vol 2 VID TRAILER (FT Ice Cube, Tech N9ne, D12, KRS One and more)

By 10 July 2012

This movie was shot by Canberra cast and crew at events staged here in 2012.
Coming soon on

SELF MADE – Big Dave, Grantwho FT Kurupt, Joell Ortiz, WC, Necro and more.

By 23 May 2012

THE MAKING OF SELF MADE (The debut album from Big Dave)
It’s been a long time coming but the first full length KP store release is finally on the way!
The release is “Self Made” the debut album from label founder Big Dave.
Self Made is produced entirely by KP Records in-house producer Grantwho? and features guest appearances from [...]

KRS One/Ice Cube/Def Wish Cast/KP Records LIVE in Canberra!

By 24 February 2012

It is going to be one hell of a month for Canberra Hip Hop fans this APRIL!!
KP Presents…..
KRS One supported by Def Wish Cast and KP Records on April 13.
Ice Cube with WC supported by the full KP Records roster, DJ Daz and more on April 19.
Ice Cube tickets are at and on the [...]

HeatWave Hot Ticket hunt/Crazy Town join HeatWave Fest line up!

By 30 November 2011

Keep your eye out around Canberra for the Hot Ticket!
Burn up HeatWave VIP style this summer with the HeatWave Hot Ticket.
The ultimate hip hop experience at the ultimate hip hop event.
Get backstage, get VIP, get to the after party, rub shoulders with the acts, get a limo, sip some Grey Goose, bump some Tech N9ne [...]

Tech N9ne, D12, Obie Trice – HeatWave fest Canberra.

By 7 November 2011

[ 21 January 2012; 12:00 am to 11:00 pm. 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm. 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm. 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]

Canberra Hip Hop fans brace yourself for a Heatwave this summer.

HeatWave summer festival Canberra.

Presented by KP Records

Be part of the biggest hip hop event the Nations Capital has ever seen.

Music, culture and atmosphere as the city unites for a blend of top shelf local and international hip hop.

– Tech N9ne (US)
– D12 (US)
– Obie Trice [...]

ICE CUBE with WC plus KP Records LIVE in Canberra!

By 20 July 2011

[ 19 April 2012; ]

Hip Hop TV, KP Records and MTV Classic are proud to present what could well be the biggest single headline Hip Hop concert Canberra has ever seen!

The man himself Mr Ice Cube will be visiting Australia this spring and he will be kicking off a six show tour with a first time visit to the [...]

Canberra MC Dougy Doug up for 5 BUMP Awards.

By 8 July 2011

Local Canberra MC Dougy Doug has been nominated for 5 awards in this years 3rd Annual National Indigenous Hip Hop & Rnb BUMP Music Awards!
If you would like to vote for him head over to

Open a show for Grammy award winners Bone Thugs-N-Harmony!

By 15 September 2010

[ 15 September 2010 9:01 am to 22 October 2010 9:01 am. ]

Hey Guys!

We are giving one lucky Canberra MC or group the once in a lifetime opportunity to open a show for Grammy Award winning hip hop legends Bone Thugs-N-Harmony live in Canberra!

Plus as a bonus the winning act will get free entry to the after party of the year!

Help us find the best hip hop [...]

FREE true crime doco and album filmed and recorded in Canberra…Free download.

By 16 August 2009

Hey guys,
Local Canberra record label KP Rekordz have just released a free true crime documentary that was filmed around Canberra.
Pretty interesting stuff.
A few stories about the shady side of Canberra…A shooting, a stabbing and corruption within the AFP.

They also put out a free album…Just downloaded it and Im really impressed….It’s good to see some Canberra [...]

Tim Dog-Kool Keith-Marc Live & Big Dave live in Canberra/First single & music video from Big Dave’s upcoming cd.

By 11 August 2008

American hip hop legends Tim Dog, Kool Keith & Marc Live have formed a new group called “Project X”.
Project X will be touring there new album nationally and teaming up with them for the tour is Canberra’s Big Dave!
The show will be hitting Canberra on September 6th.
Our boy Big Dave is also opening up for another [...]

Canberra lad Big Dave is releasing “Raw Stories” Sept 1st. Ft EDI of Tupac’s Outlawz and John Payne Death Row Records co-founder!!

By 29 June 2008

Hey guys.
Big news for Canberra hip hop!
Big Dave is releasing his cd “Raw Stories chapter one” to stores nationwide and on iTunes on Sept 1st.
The cd has in put from EDI of Tupac’s Outlawz, Doimngo (Big Pun), John Payne co-founder of Death Row Records and local artists to….pretty huge for a Berra lad!!!
If you want to find [...]

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