Premiere: Turquoise Prince drops a killer video for latest single, Like Your Friends
The future of Oz hip hop shines brightly within the ACT-based rapper.
Turquoise Prince has been bubbling around the surface of the Australian hip hop scene for a little while now (you may recall him group chatting with Joyride and friends on this very site a few months ago), and one gets the feeling the time is now for the Canberra rapper. Last week saw the release of a huge new single in Like Your Friends, and today we're pumped to premiere its accompanying video, featuring the man himself adopting his alter-ego, LTC, and getting up to no good. He's just been announced as main support for BOO SEEKA's upcoming Australian tour, so consider this your chance to get around Turquoise Prince now just in case you slept on him - dude is on the serious come-up.
Tell us about about yourself?
Hello, I am The Turquoise Prince LTC get it in ya. I'm based in our nation's capital, Canberra ACT. When I'm not writing music all day every day I'm usually avoiding people I don't wish to talk to. I listen to Biggie Smalls' Party N Bullshit religiously, but Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody is the greatest song of all time (in my opinion of course).
What kinda tunes we talkin’?
All kinds. I'm really just trying to sing better than anyone I know, create my own signature sound, maybe set an example by finally destroying the stigma around Australian hip hop - those kind of tunes I guess.
It's always different. Usually I bring my rough beats/hooks/melodies/chords to Adit from Horrorshow in Sydney. He's one of the most talented in the game, and he's always bringing freak musicians in to take our shit to the next level. I'll then take the new songs back to
Canberra to finish. The next step is to either record the final vox or scrap the song if it's rubbish after a proper listen (which rarely happens).
Can you tell us about your new single/video clip, Like Your Friends?
It was possibly inspired by a beef I had with the fake friends of a girl I may have been dating a while back. Names we changed for obvious reasons. And the video was shot as an Australian cult classic by the team over at Entropico. I play my hip hop alter ego LTC - whose a small-time crime boss with a hand injury basically on house arrest.
What’s the rest of the year have in store?
I just played the One Day carpark weekender on Sunday, and then I'm going on a national tour supporting BOO SEEKA in October and November, which I's super keen for (dates down the bottom).
Where can we hear more of your music?
SoundCloud I guess, but it's mostly just my old shit. I think it's more a case of when, in which case - my debut EP should hopefully drop early next year.
OCT 06 - Sydney, Manning Bar
OCT 07 - Wollongong, Uni Bar
OCT 12 - Brisbane, The Triffid
OCT 14 - Maroochydore, Sol Bar
OCT 15 - Gold Coast, Studio56 - Miami Marketta
OCT 21 - Newcastle, Cambridge Hotel
NOV 02 - Belgrave, Sooki Lounge
NOV 03 - Ballarat, Karova Lounge
NOV 04 - Geelong, The Workers Club
NOV 05 - Melbourne, 170 Russell
NOV 10 - Hobart, The Waratah
NOV 11 - Launceston, Club 54
NOV 18 - Canberra, Academy Club