Brothers Stoney

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Brothers Stoney is an Australian hip hop group hailing from Brisbane, Queensland. The crew comprises emcees Lazy Grey and Len One. Both Lazy Grey and Len One are members of the Brisbane hip hop crew, 750 Rebels.[1][2]

History[edit]

Boney & Stoney[edit]

Lazy Grey and Len One, along with Melbourne MC Bias B,[3] were in a crew called Boney & Stoney. Boney & Stoney released a self-titled EP in 1999,[4][5][6] which has become known as one of the top pioneering releases of Australian hip hop. It was rated as the number 1 Australian hip hop 12" record by Melbourne-based DJ/producer Doc Felix.[7]

The group reformed for individual performances in more recent years, including a show in Perth in December 2010[8] and at a gig forming part of the Robert Hunter Cup in Melbourne in October 2012 in memory of MC Hunter.[9]

Brothers Stoney[edit]

Brothers Stoney have played at Livid Festival (2001),[10][11] Good Vibrations Festival (2004)[12] and performed alongside artists such as Native Ryme Syndicate (2001).[13] Brothers Stoney have had airplay on Australian radio programs and stations such as national broadcaster Triple J,[14] Melbourne station 3RRR,[15][16] and Brisbane station 4ZZZ.[17]

Lazy Grey[edit]

Lazy Grey was in a Brisbane band called Towering Inferno with DJ Damage and B-Boy Flex in 1994–1997.[18][19][20] The group performed at the first B-Boy Kingdom hip hop jam in 1996.[21][22] Lazy Grey has collaborated with artists such as Brisbane band, Resin Dogs (Hi Fidelity Dirt album, 2003),[23] Bias B, Brad Strut, Pegz, Tornts. Lazy Grey's musical style has been described as Ocker hip hop by Tony Mitchell in his paper "The Reography of Reason: Australian Hip Hop as Experimental History and Pedagogy":[24]

"‘Ocker’ hip hop is mainly Anglo-Australian, insists on using a broad Australian accent, with frequent swearing and recourse to Australian slang, decries MCs who rap with an American accent as ‘wack’ (ridiculous) and often celebrates aspects of Anglo-Australian working class culture like barbecues, sport and pubs. Prominent exponents include the Hilltop Hoods, Brisbane’s Lazy Grey and Perth-based ‘femcee’ Layla."[25]

OzHipHop.com's hip hop music reviewer, gerling in her review of Lazy Grey's The Soundtrack album, noted that,

"Lazy Grey has lost none of his frustrated verbal elegance, and with 'The Soundtrack' he proves that he is one of Oz hip hop's pre-eminent MCs. His diction is crisp, his flow is effortless and he can still write intricate, clever rhymes".[26]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Boney & Stoney[edit]

Boney & Stoney (1999)[4][5][6]

Brothers Stoney[edit]

Stone Broke (2003)[27]

Tappin Buttons (Instrumentals) (2004)[28]

Lazy Grey[edit]

On Tap (with Len-one) (Cassette only) (1997)[25]

On or Off Tap (1998)[25]

Banned in Queensland (2004)[25][29]

The Soundtrack (2009)[30][31]

Len-one (AKA Lenwun)[edit]

Begged, Borrowed or Stolen (2006) (with DJ DCE)

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Bias B - Been There, Done That". Rabbit Hole Urban Music. Rabbit Hole Urban Music. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
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  5. ^ a b "Boney & Stoney – Bias B/ Len-One /& Lazy Grey Are....". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Eliezer, Christie (2000-01-18). "IMM Archive: January 18th 2000 - #181 BIAS LAUNCH". Music & Media Business News. IMMEDIA Pty Ltd. Archived from the original on 2000-05-02. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "My 5 Fav Oz Hip Hop 12’s". Little Wonder Productions. 18 May 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  8. ^ All Aussie Hip Hop. "boney & stoney – One off show [Perth only]". Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  9. ^ LiveGuide.com.au. "AUS All Stars". Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "Music News - 23rd September 2001". Aus Music Scrapbook. 2001-09-23. Archived from the original on 2002-03-06. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  11. ^ Cashmere, Paul (2001-09-19). "Wednesday, September 19, 2001". Radio Undercover. Archived from the original on 2001-09-21. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  12. ^ "Event Archive - 26 JAN 2004". 4ZzZ Radio. 4ZzZ Radio. 2004-01-26. Archived from the original on 2004-06-11. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  13. ^ King, Mark (2001-11-15). "Trinkets, Brothers Stoney, Native Ryme Syndicate, Gota Cola @ The Zoo October 19, 2001". Bris Pop. brispop.com. Archived from the original on 2004-07-21. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  14. ^ "Music Specials - GUEST HOST: Muph & Plutonic". Triple J. 2005-12-11. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  15. ^ "Feat. Bias B & Fluent Form". Triple R - Melbourne Independent Radio - Top Billin'. 2009-09-10. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  16. ^ "Feat. Slap618 with special guest appearance by Bias B". Triple R - Melbourne Independent Radio - Top Billin'. 2010-11-11. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  17. ^ "PHAT TAPE - PLAYLIST FOR 01 APRIL 2011". PHAT TAPE. 2011-01-04. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
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  21. ^ "Profile - DJ Sheep". Australian Music Online. Australian Music Online. Archived from the original on 2005-11-22. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  22. ^ "B-Boy Kingdom Hip-Hop Jams". Bomb Hip Hop Magazine. Bomb Hip Hop. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  23. ^ Staples, Natalie (2003-10-29). "Interview with DJ Katch of the Resin Dogs". Vibewire. Vibewire. Archived from the original on 2005-11-30. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  24. ^ Mitchell, Tony (2007). "The Reography of Reason: Australian Hip Hop as Experimental History and Pedagogy". Altitude Journal - Issue 8. API Network at Curtin University. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  25. ^ a b c d Mitchell, Tony (2005-03-05). "Lazy Grey". Local Noise. University of Technology, Sydney. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  26. ^ gerling (2009-07-19). "(OZ CD) Lazy Grey - The Soundtrack (review by gerling)". OzHipHop.com. OzHipHop.com. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  27. ^ "Release Profile - Stone Broke". The Rap Cella. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  28. ^ Shogun (2004-07-15). "New Lazy Grey CD!!! Tappin Buttons - Brothers Stoney Instrumentals 1998-2003". OzHipHop.com. OzHipHop.com. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  29. ^ "Archived Australasian Releases - September 2004". ARIA Charts. Australian Recording Industry Association. September 2004. Archived from the original on 2009-02-10. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  30. ^ "Lazy Grey - The Soundtrack". 567 King. 567 King. 2009-06-26. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  31. ^ "Lazy Grey – The Soundtrack". rhythm & poetry. rhythm & poetry. 2009-05-21. Retrieved 17 April 2011.