Throw your hands in the air if you think you have what it takes to make it as a hip hop artist.
Two of the region’s biggest names in the genre, Ryan ‘Rahj’ Jordan and Mitchy Bell, are looking for others to join their ranks.
The talented musician and singer better known as Rahjconkas and his filmmaking best mate believe there is scope to start a hip hop movement in the city called Positive Vibes Only (PVO).
Mr Jordan and Mr Bell want to nurture young talent and give them easy access to gigs and training in recording, production, writing and business.
“It doesn’t matter what you sound like, we’ll give you a platform to play,” Mr Jordan said.
The boys will supply the equipment and a laptop for people to bring in their music on a USB and learn the correct techniques for mixing and producing the right sound.
“We want to inspire people in the direction they haven’t thought of before,” Mr Jordan said.
“We are there to guide them, not just run the shows.”
Mr Bell hosted a hip hop night in Wagga six years ago and was inspired by its success.
He said more nights like that could be what engages people to pursue their music career seriously.
Mr Bell said Mr Jordan’s success with his music has proven that a Wagga talent can succeed in this genre.
“We want to show other kids that they can do it and give them that confidence,” he said.
“When everyone is there for the same reason, it makes for a really good night.
“We need something like this to get kids involved.”
Gig nights will develop into beats and vibes nights and eventually workshops with musician talks and collaborations.
The boys said the movement will not be limited to hip hop artists and musicians of all genres are encouraged to contact them.
Those interested in donating money for equipment or sponsorship or participating in a gig or workshop can contact the boys by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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