Promoe & Cosmic — Looptroop Rockers!
Cold Crush are proud to present Promoe & Cosmic from infamous Swedish rap crew the Looptroop Rockers, live in Sydney for one night only. Looptroop and Promoe have a special connection with Sydney ever since Promoe wrote the song These Walls Don’t Lie with a special tribute to graffiti artist and Looptroop fan Bingo, who died after being hit by a train painting in 2003. Both Looptroop and Promoe have toured a few times now and are well notorious for their supercharged live act, working the crowd up to a total frenzy at sold out shows.
Dreadlocked front-man Promoe released his first solo album Government Music in 2001, and has since released four solo LPs in addition to the three albums recorded with Looptroop. An MC since the young age of 15, Promoe’s lyrics are conscious and hard hitting, sometimes political and always deeply passionate. His sound is straight up no-holds-barred underground hip hop, with influences of dancehall and Jamaican music.
An original Looptroop member, Cosmic left the group after the Fort Europa album in order to spend more time with his family, but in great news for Looptroop fans he came back onto the scene this year, explaining “This last year I fell in love with making music again, and being back in the studio with the guys feels really inspiring. The album sounds great already and we can’t wait to release it to you”. Cosmic will be Promoe’s DJ for the show as well as joining him up front to rock the mic.
The Tongue has a rep as one of Australia’s freshest and most imaginative MCs and is renowned not only for his freestyle skills but also his intelligent lyrics, making him the perfect support act for Promoe and Cosmic.
Signed to Australian hip hop heavyweight label Elefant Traks, The Tongue came onto the Australian hip hop scene in 2006 when he released his first EP Bad Education which featured the hit singles The Punch and Bad Education. The man’s music has been on heavy rotation on Triple J ever since, and he also acts as a guest hip hop presenter on Triple J from time to time.
The Tongue released his third album Alternative Energy in September this year, and and has earned the acclaim of critics, described as his most explosive and accomplished work yet. The album features production from M-Phases, Dizz-1 and Elgusto of Hermitude amongst others.
Download The Tongue’s 2009 mixtape The Tongue is Dead
Joined by DJs Ology, RETALI8 & D*Phy on the turntables.
Promoe – These Walls Don’t Lie Video
The Tongue – Crazy
Promoe & Cosmic – Looptroop Rockers Australian Tour Dates
Wednesday December 29-Thursday 30th
Woodford Folk Festival
Tickets: Woodford Folk Festival
Saturday January 1
Wednesday January 5 2011
Support Acts: The Tongue plus DJs Ology, RETALI8 and D*Phy
Tone, 16 Wentworth Avenue Surry Hills
Thursday January 6
The Beach Hotel
Friday January 7
11 The Esplanade, St Kilda VIC
Saturday January 8
181 William Street, Northbridge WA