FOLLOWING THE SUCCESS OF 2003’S ‘THE CALLING’, WHICH HAS THE HONOUR OF BEING AUSTRALIAN HIP-HOP’S HIGHEST SELLING RELEASE TO DATE,
HILLTOP HOODS HAVE EMERGED AS THE UNDISPUTED LEADERS OF A BURGEONING LOCAL SCENE, AND WON THE RESPECT OF HIP-HOP’S INTERNATIONAL UNDERGROUND.
The lead up to the recent success of Hilltop Hoods has been a long, rewarding road allowing them to
develop as artists and hone their performance skills while always upholding their integrity.
In the early 1990s emcees Suffa and Pressure met while attending the same high school in the hills of
Adelaide and were later introduced by a mutual friend to DJ Debris. Inspired by the classic styles of
Ultramagnetic MCs and Public Enemy, as well as local heroes Def Wish Cast and AKA Brothers,
the trio conspired to add their own chapter to Hip-Hop’s canon. The Hilltop Hoods were born.
From day one the Hoods made a conscious decision to represent their world, their lives and their country. When Hip-Hop heads dropped the crew’s fi rst EP (Back Once Again) on their turntables in 1997 they heard broad Australian accents, nimble flows and a smorgasbord of stunning beats.
Since then the Hoods have refined their approach through five full length albums—A Matter of Time
(1999), Left Foot, Right Foot (2001) The Calling (2003), The Hard Road (2006) and The Hard Road:
Restrung (2007)—all the while never abandoning the unique sound they created in the Adelaide Hills as Hip-Hop loving youngsters.
Over beats that draw from the best musical traditions of funk, jazz and soul, Suffa and Pressure display an instinctive rhyme chemistry that is as tight as it is intense.
The Hoods infuse a classic HipHop sound with an ethos that is innovative and fearless. Staid
conservatism and self-indulgent experimentalism are both avoided and the Hoods’ inspirational sound
has been embraced far beyond Hip-Hop’s loyal underground.
When the heads of rock fans, dance music evotees, and even casual radio listeners all nod in unison to the Hoods’ infectious beats it’s no wonder the boys have been labelled as head of their game and racked up a number of prestigious industry awards.
A rigorous touring schedule, including a sold out solo national tour, standout spots at the Big Day Out (in 2005 and 2006), Splendour In The Grass
(in 2005 and 2007) and Falls Festivals, has seen the crew recognised as one of Australia’s hottest live acts by press, industry insiders and fans alike.
The Hoods’ critically acclaimed 4th album ‘The Hard Road’ debuted at number 1 on the ARIA Album Charts and has since seen Hilltop Hoods secure their 2nd Platinum Record, won 2 ARIAs and
numerous other awards (including the coveted J Award) with these exceptional feats having once again set a benchmark within the genre
of Aussie Hip-Hop. It was this release that led to the concept
Hilltop Hoods’ achievements in the past year alone have been phenomenal. It doesn’t give them justice to say they went from strength to strength as that doesn’t mean enough. They stay true to their music,
their integrity and their original supporters and they have been duly rewarded for their tireless work.
Give credit where credit is due and here’s to the remarkably bright future Hilltop Hoods have in front of them.
2007 SA Dance Music Award for Most Popular Live Act
2007 Nominated for ‘Best Hip Hop Single’ (The Hard Road), ‘Best Hip Hop Album’ (The Hard Road)
and ‘Best Hip Hop Group’ in Urban Music Awards
2007 Nominated for ‘Best Live Band’ in Jack Awards
2007 Nominated for ‘Best Hip Hop Video’ in MTVA
2007 ‘Myspace/AMP Prize’ Winner
2006 Best Hip Hop Act in Rolling Stone Magazine Reader’s Poll
2006 Winners of ‘Best Single’ (The Hard Road), ‘Best Posse Track’ (The Blue Blooded) and ‘Best Verse’
(Pressure – Stopping All Stations) in OzHipHop.Com Awards
2006 5 entries in Triple J’s Hottest 100. Highest placing at #3 for ‘The Hard Road’
2006 ‘J Award’ Winner for ‘Best Australian Album’
2006 ‘Independent Artist of The Year’ in AIR Awards
2006 ‘Best Performing Independent Album’ in AIR Awards
2006 ‘Best Producer – Suffa’ in the Dance Music Awards
2006 ‘Best Live Act’ in the Dance Music Awards
2006 ‘Best Remix’ for the Suffa remix of ‘The Hard Road’ in the Dance Music Awards
2006 ‘Best Hip Hop Act’ in the Dance Music Awards
2006 ‘Best Single’ for ‘The Hard Road’ in the Dance Music Awards
2006 ‘Best Album’ for ‘The Hard Road’ in the Dance Music Awards
2006 ‘The Hard Road’ Album achieves Platinum Sales
2006 Nominated for 5 ARIA Awards
2006 ‘Best Independent Release’ in ARIA Awards
2006 ‘Best Urban Release’ in ARIA Awards
2006 ‘Best Hip Hop Group’ in the Urban Music Awards
2006 ‘The Calling’ Album achieves Platinum Sales
2006 ‘The Hard Road’ Album achieves Gold Sales
2006 ‘The Calling Live’ DVD achieves Gold Sales
2005 Adelaide Advertiser (Scene) Award for Most Popular Local Artist
2005 APRA Music Award Nomination for Most Performed Dance Work
2005 SA Dance Music Award for Most Popular Live Act
2004 ‘The Calling’ Album achieves Gold Sales
2004 SAMI AWARD Composition of the Year for ‘The Nosebleed Section’ (APRA Award)
2004 SA Dance Music Award for Most Popular Live Act, Most Popular Local Release & Most Popular Producer
2004 dB Magazine Readers Award for Best Live Dance Act
2003 ALMA Nomination for the Hip-Hop Award
2002 APRA Emily Burrows Award for Best SA New Act
2002 SA Music Industry Association Award Nomination for the Best Hip-Hop Artist
2002 3D World Dance Music Awards Nomination for Best Hip-Hop Act
2001 3D World Dance Music Awards Nomination for Best Hip-Hop Act
2007 ‘The Hard Road: Restrung’ Debuts at No. 8 on ARIA Album Charts
2006 ‘The Hard Road’ Debuts at No. 1 on ARIA Album Charts
2006 ‘The Hard Road’ Debuts at No. 1 on AIR Album Charts
2006 Hilltop Hoods Guest Program Rage
2006 Best Music Video—SA Short Screen Awards for ‘Clown Prince’
2006 ‘Clown Prince’ peaks at No. 30 on ARIA Singles Charts
2004 Highest selling CD for JB Hi-Fi —Nationally
2004 Ranked #20 on ARIA End of Year Charts—Urban Albums
2004 Ranked #1 on SAMIA Real Music Chart
2003 Placed #9 in Triple J’s Hottest 100 for ‘The Nosebleed Section’ & #44 for ‘Dumb Enough’ (Nominated in both 2001 and 2002)
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Suffa MC - Rapper / Producer / Writer
Presure MC - Rapper / Writer
DJ Debris - DJ / Producer
"Back Once Again" - Vinyl EP (1997)
"A Matter of Time" LP - CD (1999)
"Left Foot, Right Foot" LP - CD & Vinyl (2001)
"The Calling" LP- CD & Vinyl (2003)
"The Calling Live" - DVD (2005)
"Clown Price" - CD Single & 12" Vinyl (2006)
"The Hard Road" LP - CD & Vinyl (2006)
"The Hard Road" - CD Single & 12" Vinyl (2006)
"What A Great Night" - CD Single & 12" Vinyl (2006)
"The Hard Road Restrung" LP - CD & Vinyl (2007)
Rolling stone Magazine 2006 Yearbook
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2 Page Feature article The Hard Road Single - #3 in 100 greatest songs for 2006 The Hard Road ...2 Page Feature article
The Hard Road Single - #3 in 100 greatest songs for 2006
The Hard Road LP - #9 in 50 top Albums for 2006
(Triple) J Mag
feature articles in Issue #4 & #5
The Adelaide Annual 07
The A - List Adelaide's most powerful people of 2006
2. THE SENTINEL.
3. PT.1 RECAPTURING THE VIBE.
4. PT.2 RECAPTURING THE VIBE.
5. CLOWN PRINCE
6. CLOWN PRINCE REMIX.
7. THE CERTIFICATE (MEDLEY)
8. THE BLUE BLOODED (OVER TOUCH THE SKY)
9. (CERTIFIED CHANT).
10. ILLUSIONARY LINES (MEDLEY)
11. TESTIMONIAL YEAR (MEDLEY).
12. CITY OF LIGHT.
13. STOPPING ALL STATIONS.
14. WHAT A GREAT NIGHT.
15. CIRCUIT BREAKER.
16. NOSEBLEED INTRO
17. THE NOSEBLEED SECTION.
18. THE HARD ROAD.
20. DUMB ENOUGH.
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