Our interwebz chum Toby Allen knows a lot of things. He knows how to tweet, he isn’t half bad with Illustrator, can throw some words together in a sentence at 1am that kind of makes sense, has good ears for the hip hops and runs the legendary LOLTATZ website which scours the web for the…
So you triflin motherfuckers best to put your money where your mouth is and pre-order one of our brand new ‘Free Wesley’ shirts by clicking the Shop link at the top of the page or by clicking here. Don’t stand idly by and let one of the greatest injustices of our times be perpetrated against this spin kicking god-like figure of a man.
I now hate this logo and everything it has come to represent.
No that isn’t a straight up diss to every single MC, producer and DJ out there in Australia, nor is it a general proclamation that nobody should be supporting our local scene or even a goddam criticism of the graphic design. What it is a go at, is the abuse that the catchphrase and logo has suffered in the hands of fuckwits.
When the ‘Support Australian Hip Hop’ logo first appeared out of the Obese Records camp over a decade ago it was within the context of a local hip hop scene that was beginning to find it’s feet. There was no Hoods on NOVA. No Bliss & Eso rocking a mainstage. No Drapht scoring #1 records. Back then this logo was a mark of solidarity amongst a small community of artists. In a time when the music was still seen as a novelty by many outsiders it was defiant collective statement of identity. That this shit was real and warranted respect. It let people know that this scene existed and deserved recognition.