“We’ve come too far and endured too much to not prosper now. It’s all possible together.” - Zima
“There are forces out there, even within ourselves, that continue to threaten beauty in our world. I think to fight these forces we must name it and call out for protection and restoration. To me, when I wrote the lyrics “I want to live in a beautiful world”, it was very much a proclamation for peace.” - Kalala
Hip-hop duo SO.Crates are a boom-bap prayer sent live and direct from the heart of two of the culture’s most committed students.
The group features Narrm/Melbourne based beatmaker and DJ Skomes alongside California-via-Adelaide MC & poet Cazeaux O.S.L.O, not to mention the MUSE, a forever changing third party who completes the creative trinity of the Crates.
With a legacy built on releasing a steady flow of cold-crush records and delivering uplifting live performances to the party people, SO.Crates prove that hip-hop’s golden era is not a lost date in time, but a foundational state of mind.