AHH Stray News: Hilltop Hoods Top Adele, Trinity Hip-Hop Fest, Boot Camp Clik


(AllHipHop News) Australian Hip-Hop group Hilltop Hoods have bumped Adele from the #1 one position on the charts in Australia. Hilltop Hoods’ sixth album Drinking From the Sun is the first album to unseat Adele, whose album 21 has been at the top of the Australian charts since January. The success of Drinking From the Sun shows Hip-Hop’s dominance in the country and is Hilltop Hoods’ third album in a row to debut at #1, according to The Herald. The group’s 2006 album The Hard Road and 2009’s State of The Art also shot to #1 upon their releases.

Minneapolis, Minnesota based rapper Brother Ali will headline The Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival next week. Brother Ali will be one of a number of international Hip-Hop acts who will descend upon The Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival, which was founded by students at Trinity College. The festival will take place in Hartford, Connecticut from March 29 – March 31. The free weekend event, which is open to the public, features lectures, performances, art exhibits a film screening and other activities. In addition to Brother Ali, rappers like Los Rakas (Panama/USA), Sweatshop Union (Canada), Native Sun (Mozambique/UK), Ian Kamau (Trinidad/Canada), The Narcicyst (Iraq/Canada), Suheir Hammad (Palestine/USA) and numerous others will hit the stage. For more information visit www.trinityhiphop.com for more information.

The original legendary roster of artists on Duck Down Records will reunite on Tuesday (March 20) in New York City. Boot Camp Clik members Buckshot, Smif N Wessun, Sean Price & Rock of Heltah Skeltah, Starang Wondah, Louieville Sluggah & Top Dog of O.G.C. aka The Great 8 will perform at Le Poisson Rouge. Each group will perform their classic material, before they perform as the B.C.C. collective. Le Poisson Rouge is located at 158 Bleecker Street, NY, NY. Tickets are $15 in advance. Doors open at 8PM. The group will then head to the West Coast for a series of dates.