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.