Simone “Boss Lady” Amelia follows up her Woman On Top mixtape with another that gives a platform to Hip-Hop artists from the land down under, titled Boss Lady Presents: Goes Down Under Volume One. Amelia created the project during a three month vacation in her native Australia to showcase some of both their and New Zealand’s top tier talent.
Among the artists featured on the tape is Grand Hustle’s own Iggy Azalea, as well as lesser known folks stateside like David Dallas and many more.
Boss Lady took to her website to describe exactly what inspired her to create the mixtape. See that statement, along with the artwork, tracklist and download link below.
When I landed in Sydney just before Christmas last year, I was in the car with my mum and sister driving home from the airport and as we stopped at a set of lights on the Pacific Highway, I turned and saw billboards advertising The Best Of Australian Hip-Hop compilation. As I read over the names, I wasn’t surprised to see the same artists listed that have been promoted to the forefront of the genre for many, many years.
Having been home for just over three months and heading back to New York next week, I made it my mission to deliver a mixtape that featured not only the established artists in the Australia and New Zealand region I most admire, but a plethora of new talent whose voices aren’t being heard loud enough. I enlisted my dear friend DJ Leon Smith to work his magic with our careful track selections and I’m extremely proud to present the first volume of our newly created “Go Down Under” series.