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PHREAZE - Biography 2014
In October of 2013, Phreaze had not one but SIX entries announced as Finalist in the Australian Independent Music Awards (4 in the Urban Category and 2 in the Music Video Category). This came not long after supporting US Artist's 'THE GAME' in Sydney, Australia & Guinness World Record Legend 'TWISTA' in Tauranga, New Zealand in preparation for the release of her upcoming album SUB ZERO DYNASTY! set for winter 2014, Phreaze was also awarded with a Beat100 GOLD Song Award (Awarded for well written original songs) and a SILVER Video Award (awarded for high quality original video with good production values) for her second single 'Can You Come Over' , also receiving a Silver Song Award and Silver Video Award for 'Give It To Me'! In 2012, Phreaze's track 'Let Me Go' from her upcoming album 'Gravity' was nominated as a finalist in the prestigious Indie Music Awards, the MusicOz, held at the Sydney Opera House, Australia. In 2011, Phreaze was also nominated as "Female Artist of the Year" by Star Central Magazine, coming in runner-up in the publicly voted International competition. In 2010, along with crew, Urban Prophetz, received the Best Ethnic Act by the AAMMA's and in 2011 received a "Highly Commended" Honour via the Queensland Music Awards for the song "No Place Like Home". In July 2011, this video also reached the Number One spot on the Hot Videos List for International TV Network, MaksTV.
WHO IS PHREAZE..
Even with her long list of accomplishments to date, Phreaze maintains a reputation for being one of the hardest workers in the Southern Hemisphere's thriving Hip Hop Scene. A Hiphop Entrepreneur through Event Management, Artist Development, Radio Presenting, Journalism, Artist Management (and more!) & supporter of Youth and Community Arts through Hiphop workshops and forums, Phreaze considers herself first and foremost..an Artist.
Although the driving force behind the Urban Prophetz Crew, Phreaze, a female MC, has always maintained a strong solo career with plans to drop an album titled 'Sub Zero Dynasty' in Spring/Summer 2013!
A unique quality that few Hip Hop Artists (let alone FEMALE Hiphop Artists) possess is the desire and motivation to help young people achieve a better quality of life. Phreaze, also a qualified Youth Worker, develops and facilitates Hip Hop Workshops among Australia's disadvantaged and disengaged youth, utilising Hip Hop as a tool for personal development and re-engaging young people with their communities. In March 2012, Phreaze attended a Hip Hop Course hosted by KRS-One (The Teacher/Hiphop Educator & Pioneer) where all participants were granted the official honour and authority from the Pioneers of Hiphop to pass on the knowledge as an Educator in Hiphop Culture.
Phreaze began as many Hip Hop Artists do, writing poems at a very young age. At the age of 18, she travelled to Atlanta, Georgia for three months, immersing herself in the culture and Hip Hop of the USA Southern State attending many clubs, cook-outs and performances as possible in the short time visited. Moving back and forth between New Zealand & Australia, Phreaze finally settled in Sydney, Australia to concentrate on her Hip Hop Career for 8 years before relocating to Queensland for 3 years for the sunshine! She has now relocated back to her homeland of Aotearoa (New Zealand) to bring her knowledge on home to the people!
PHREAZE LIVE PERFORMANCE...
Major performances (some alongside Urban Prophetz members) include support acts for Bone Thugs n Harmony, Boyz II Men, Outlawz - Tupac Still Breathing Australian Tour, Project X (Tim Dog, Kool Keith & Marc Live) and New Zealand’s CHE FU, Hip Hop Sensations TYREE (Smashproof), SAVAGE and “It Only Happens” Diva Miss RENE GEYER herself! Not to mention Festivals such as Bring It On, Pacific Unity Festival and club joints KRAVE (Canberra) Booty Bar, Arizona (Sydney) & Lowdown at Central Hotel (Blacktown) while making appearances on compilations such as DJ's SirVere's Internationally acclaimed series "Major Flavours", International Grind Vol 1 and more.
Major television network appearances include Hip Hop TV, Fat Pizza, Totally Wild, Girl TV, Da Krew & Skool Torque where she's also featured on the airwaves of Triple J (live), The Edge 96.1fm, Mai FM (NZ), Radio Tainui (NZ), Raukawa FM (NZ), Koori Radio, Skid Row, Mafioso Radio, and even Detroit’s CJAM Radio with Needle 9:14. Along with crew Urban Prophetz, she's graced the front page of 3D World Magazine's Urban Supplement HOMEBASE and the FIRST LOOK section of New Zealand's Premiere Hip Hop Magazine BACK 2 BASICS in 2008. In 2011 she also featured in Star Central Magazine as the runner up of the 2010 Female Artist of the Year Competition. More recently in 2012, she graced the cover of Brisbane Newspaper THE REPORTER in the lead-up to her Album Release.
FUTURE OF PHREAZE... Having recently relocated back to her Motherland of Aotearoa, Phreaze is currently in the process of finalising the recording of her latest LP 'Sub Zero Dynasty' as it enters production in the U.S. Phreaze also continues to produce, record, perform, host events & workshops, passing on her knowledge to local communities and in particular, disadvantaged young people.
'Give It To Me' Official Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdKhkRKoDjM
'Can You Come Over' Official Video: http://youtu.be/DO1VxndLXWg
Live Performance in Tauranga (New Zealand): http://youtu.be/g94eflbWn2s
'No Place Like Home' (Urban Prophetz) Official Video: http://youtu.be/Ln3vBnCVeX4
'Wilin Out' (UPR Fam) Official Video: http://youtu.be/IH0qEFyRXQI