Melbourne rapper Ivan Ooze is shaping up to be one of Australia’s most unique, talented MCs. His Social Alien mixtape dropped a few weeks back, and we cannot get enough of it.(Haven’t heard it yet? Check it out right here.) It follows on from singles Jimi Hendrix and Trippin’, which might not sound like the titles of rap songs, but are very cool, and made serious headway on Triple J Unearthed.
Anyone who has ever been to a rap concert knows how great they can be – the energy, the audience, it’s a special moment. And Ivan’s about to step it up a few notches. Fellow Australian rapper Seth Sentry is heading out on a HUGE 43-date tour in support of his new album Strange New Past, and Ivan, alongside Dylan Joel, will be joining him on every. single. date. See below for tour details.
We recently asked Ivan to share his five greatest influences. From Danny Brown to Apathy to Busta Rhymes, it But that wasn’t enough for us, so we also asked him to make a sweet playlist with some of his current favourite tunes. It’s safe to say that he has pretty excellent taste in music, so this is a GREAT playlist.
Ivan Ooze’s favourite tunes right now
Summer Of Sin – Apathy
Propeica – Spark Master Tape
Rap Game James Franco – Riff Raff
R Cali – A$AP Rocky
Nightcrawler – CZARFACE (Ft. Method Man)
Oh My – Boogie
Hazeus View – Joey Bada$$
Dope Walk – A$AP Ferg
Kick It – Scrufizzer
Queen’s Speech 3 – Lady Leshurr
Saggin – REMi
Get Down – Busta Rhymes
Dalai Lama Big Banana Marijuana – Dune Rats
Milk & Cereal – G. Love & Special Sauce
Idiot Gear – Louis Logic