Dance to hip-hop in Melbourne
Boney and hip-hop go better together than Ice Cube and Eazy-E – before all that beef went down. Thursday’s the main night to get your Nike classics on: the first of the month is hip-hop karaoke and every other Thursday is their free dance party, No Money No Problems. Well-respected resident DJs include Arks, Kirkis and Silenkay
You down with OPP? Then Laundry – arguably Melbourne's hottest hip-hop club – is your spiritual home. Hustle your way through the dark den on a Friday or Saturday and get up close to the rap-lovin’ DJs. On Friday nights they'll be spinning old-school hip-hop and R&B (oh hi, NWA); Saturday is a mixed bag of everything up to Kendrick's latest.
“We don't play that commercial shit!” is the mantra of New Guernica's weekly underground hip-hop party, Watermelon Sundaes. A favourite among purists, Watermelon Sundaes is a haven for those who know their East from their West Coast rap. That said, the vibe couldn't be more chill, and there’s chicken wings and cocktails to keep your head bobbing for the long haul.