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The Real: DJ Afrika Islam (Ice-T)

Get Busy & Decisive

The Real: DJ Afrika Islam (Ice-T)

9:00pm, Fri 3 April, 2020

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The Real: DJ Afrika Islam (Ice-T)

Get Busy Productions & EBE Records in association with Hard Rock Cafe Sydney loudly presents:

THE REAL: Afrika Islam (Ice-T) with DJ Tikelz (Hip-Hop Set), Lee Monro and MK-1

Afrika Islam aka Mr X. aka Charlie Funk is a master of musical invention and reinvention.

He was there from the start of hip-hop in the Bronx from the late 1970s, hosting the world's first ever hip-hop radio show on WHBI-FM in 1981 and winning the NMS world DJ championship in 1983. He was also a member of the Rock Steady Crew.

In 1987 he took West Coast rapper Ice-T to NYC and produced his debut album "Rhyme Pays". The following year, the two of them wrote and released "Colors", the seminal title track of the Dennis Hopper film, considered by Billboard to be one of the top 20 hip hop tracks of all time. Further albums "Power' and 'The Iceberg" resulted from this collaboration.

In the 1990s, Afrika followed many other pioneering American urban DJs and headed to Europe, long a source of inspiration. There he hooked up with seminal German techno DJ Westbam and formed the Mr X and Mr Y duo, responsible for major European hits such as New World Order and Dancing with the Rebels.

Along the way Afrika has found plenty of time for cameos with other major performers. He scratched on Neneh Cherry's seminal breakout hit "Buffalo Stance" on a memorable live performance on Top of the Pops. He DJed to 2 million people at Berlin's Love Parade festival. He remixed a major New Order single, "Run".

And now in 2020, he has reunited with Ice-T to form EBE Nation, lending a modern sheen to classics such as Colors and Hunted Child while debuting new collaborations and performing at major shows such as World ClubDome in Dusseldorf to 35,000 people just last month.

Afrika is embarking on a short Australian visit in April, appearing only at the Hard Rock Cafe, Sydney on 3 April

Fri 3rd April

Hard Rock Cafe Sydney 

Darling Harbour, Harbourside Shopping Centre 2-10 Darling Drive, Sydney.

Strictly Limited Capacity Event.

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