- Publish Date
- Thursday, 1 November 2018, 11:29PM
New Zealand's Raiza Biza and Melbourne's hip hop frontrunner REMI today share their new EP Black Hole Sun.
Ahead of their upcoming Australia & New Zealand tour, the collaboration are also treating fans to the wild visuals for debut single “Runner” ft. Baro.
The impeccable release absorbs all the free flowing vocals and dynamic production afforded by the lineup of cross-nation collaborators, making for a melting pot of hip-hop and soul visions in one stunning reel of beats. Recent track “Runner” ft. Baro gave the first taste from the team; a high tempo, beat driven hip hop track electrified by dancing production from Black Milk, slick lyrics and cheeky verses from Melbourne friend Baro.
Accompanying the new EP is the video for recent sensation “Runner”, following the late night escapades of Remi, Raiza and Baro, plus a cameo from Remi's long-time musical collaborator (and half of REMI) Sensible J, who mixed the record at House of Beige Studios.
Remi is firmly placed at the top of Australia’s soul and hip hop spectrum, having performed sold-out headline tours across Europe & Australia as well as shared the stage with the likes of Joey Bada$$, Danny Brown & De La Soul. Hamilton based Kiwi-Rwandan rapper Raiza Biza has also seen global success, taking his captivating storytelling to stages across Europe, Australia and New Zealand. No strangers to collaboration, with Remi backing up on a remix track for Raiza's "Strong Woman". Their guest vocalists have also long been part of the family, with Remi and Sampa each featuring on one another's latest records as well as Sensible J's debut solo release "Fire Sign".
Needing little introduction since rising as a young hip hop star, Detroit visionary Black Milk made his first major mark on the industry with his work on Slum Village’s records before going on to work with the likes of J. Dilla, Danny Brown, RZA, Black Thought (The Roots), and Pharoahe Monch. Now signed to Nas’ record label Mass Appeal Records, where his latest multi-genre masterpiece FEVER was released, the prolific producer and rapper continues to expand on his acclaimed and diverse portfolio now with this new collaborative gem that will keep you moving with each and every listen.