Hunter inducted into the Western Australian Music Industry Hall of Fame

The late Perth rapper Hunter will be inducted into the WAM Hall of Fame at the end of May. Hunter was an established member of the Australian hip hop community and a highly respected influence to many emcees. Hunter was a pioneer of the WA rap scene and part of the Syllabolix Crew that featured the likes of Drapht, Dazastah, Layla and others. Since making his mark in the early 90’s as a battle MC, he went on to release four albums. Hunter passed away in October 2011 after a long battle with cancer.


Each year WAM as part of the WAMi Festival inducts important members of the WA music industry into the WAM Hall of Fame. Three inductees are being honoured in 2012; WAM are delighted to announce that this year WA musical comedy guru Tim Minchin, influential member of the Australian hip hop community, the late Robert Hunter, and the former, longstanding CEO of WAM Paul Bodlovich will be inducted at an event on Friday May 25 at The Charles Hotel.
The Hall of Fame induction will happen on Friday May 25, at the Music Industry Reunion Night at The Charles Hotel Front Lounge from 6pm. The night will feature performances from Matt Taylor, Dom Mariani, Paul McCarthy and Annie McNeil, and entry is $5, with proceeds going to Support Act Ltd, MIRC club development and future music industry charity events.
The WAMi Festival will happen May 26 to June 2, visit

WIN Tickets to the Australian Hip Hop Supports CanTeen National Album Launch Listener Party at the Bakery Saturday February the 11th in Perth!

We have 25 double passes to the National Launch of the Australian Hip Hop Supports Canteen album listener party.

For your chance to WIN a double pass to the VIP invitation only event you must be over 18 and be one of the first 25 people to send an email to

Stating your name, surname, age, address, phone number, and the answer to this question.

Question: Name two artists on Hunter’s Australian Hip Hop Supports CanTeen Album



Terms and Conditions are as follows:

 You must be 18 plus to enter this competition as it is a licensed event.

 Winners will be chosen on a first in first served basis that have supplied ALL requested information so please check that you have your full details and a correct answer to the question or your entry will be considered void.

 Winners will receive confirmation and double pass by the email address provided.

 Proof of age must be shown for entry at the event. Double pass does not guarantee entry if not in compliance with venue policy.

 Please note the competition does not include transportation and accommodation to or in Perth.

 Please PRINT and PRESENT your emailed invitation at the door. Any other entry instructions will be detailed (on the email invite).

For further information or queries, please email


Aussie Hip Hop fraternity to gather in Perth to launch charity album

Media Release

Aussie Hip Hop fraternity to gather in
Perth to launch charity album

Artists and music industry people from all over the country will be flying in to Perth to celebrate the release of the Australian Hip Hop Supports CanTeen album on Saturday the 11th February at the Bakery in Northbridge Western Australia.

Three hundred lucky VIP’s will get a chance attend the national album listener party with celebrity DJ’s manning the decks and the 32-track album played at intervals during this most auspicious of hip hop nights.

The charity album was the final project directed by the late Robert Hunter who died of cancer aged 36, a few weeks short of its release and is available nationwide in record stores and on iTunes.

More than forty artists including ARIA winners Hilltop Hoods, Drapht, and Koolism donated a brand new track to the late Robert Hunter for inclusion on a charity album which is raising funds for CanTeen, an Australian charity that supports young people living with cancer.

“It’s going to be strange without Hunts being there but I’m looking forward to getting together and listening to the album with all the crew.” said Layla who’s track Love Times Pie Recurring.. is receiving airplay on Triple J and indie stations throughout Australia.

“With this many artists in one room anything could happen” said Porsah Laine, who also features on the album “Spontaneous collabs on the mikes are likely… this will be a night that we won’t be forgetting in a long time.”

The album is proudly sponsored by MGM the Groove Merchants, Media Arts Lawyers, Streetpress Australia, and Monster Energy.

Doors open at 8pm for this 18+ listening party. For your chance to attend this VIP INVITATION ONLY event, read X-Press, Drum Magazine, and The Wire this week and check the project website for full details.

How do I get a VIP double pass to the launch in Perth?


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Internet file sharing of charity album distresses Australian Hip Hop fans

Media Release: Download pdf version Australian Hip Hop Supports CanTeen Media Release 11th January 11 

Internet file sharing of charity album distresses Australian Hip Hop fans

The Australian Hip Hop Supports CanTeen album released last December has found its way to an army of file sharing sites offering free downloads to members sparking a number of angry and still grieving music fans to vent their frustration over Facebook in the past 24 hours.

A spokesperson from the project said they were doing everything legally possible to halt the spread of internet sites offering the free download of the album.

The 32 track compilation album features ARIA award winning artists the Hilltop Hoods, Drapht and Koolism as well as many up and comers and was to be a vehicle to raise funds for the cancer charity CanTeen.

The charity album was the final project directed by the late Robert Hunter who died of cancer aged 36, a few weeks short of its release.

“I have had quite a number of concerned fans of Hunter’s contact me in response to the illegal links.” said the albums project manager Rachel Pietracatella.

“A lot of them are still grieving the loss of Hunter and are upset that the funds from album sales are being diverted from the charity.” she said.

“Many music fans have bought multiple albums to show their full support knowing that the proceeds are going to such a worthy cause, those same people have also donated cash  funds on top of it and are rightfully distressed that anyone can go online and download it for free.” she said.

“Our lawyers have served multiple cease and desist notices today to the sites that have infringed copyright.” she said.

Counsel for the album project Kylie Giam from Media Arts Lawyers said “Unfortunately, due to the digital nature of the industry that we’re in, it’s virtually impossible to prevent unauthorised links from being posted up. Where these links are brought to our attention however, we can send official notices of infringement to the operators of the host sites in order to protect the rights of the album and I think it’s really important to do this on each occasion.”

“A notice was served on Filesonic last Friday and they complied by removing the illegal link, I am expecting the sites that have come to our attention today to do the same or face legal action.” said Rachel Pietracatella.


Find your copy of the album at these stores…

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Kind words from our competition winners!

We’ve been running some competitions on the PASS THE BUCK Facebook page.

Merchandise thanks to L.S.D and City Limits Boutique.

And as always Hunter’s fans – and the competitions – only had words of praise and memories of our man Huntz.

From our first competition winner – Michael Laing. Michael shared the Facebook page with his friends and got the most ‘likes’ for our page. He won a signed L.S.D album, a L.S.D t-shirt and a RUN DMC snapback hat.

This is what he had to say ” its all good i would do anything for those boys they have helped me so much over the years its the least i can do!  just wanted to say thanks”

Our second competition winner was Mitchell Holze. Mitchell answered lyrics from Hunter’s debut album, Done DL, with Dazastah of Downsyde. The lyrics were from the song So Good.

“The mess gets swept up with the rest who stepped up, with flows like blood from a prostitutes next cut, respect what, i went pass the goal, i’m not tryin to save the world, cause thats not my job ya arsehole”

This is what he had to say “I’ve been a huge fan of Hunts back since DoneDl was released. So I new the lines straight away. I would have listened to that album hundreds of times over. I have also been lucky enough to have the privilege of meeting the man a few times before his passing. He really inspired me through my own struggles with cancer. Legendary character. No other MC has had as much of an impact on my life as much as Hunter. I remember the last time he was over this way, we were sharin a joint and havin a chat in the beer garden at the pub and he gave me a “drugs & crime” tee for nothing, a very generous man. I still haven’t worn it, it’s too good to get ruined. Some excellent memories though.”

RIP Huntz. Respect!

Check out the PASS THE BUCK Facebook page for more competitions!