More than 60 Australian hip hop artists will put on their footy boots to play in the 2014 Robert Hunter Cup, a charity football match in memoriam of Perth MC Hunter. The beloved MC Hunter sadly lost his battle with cancer in October, 2011. Hunter’s second love after hip hop was AFL, and what started out as a kick to kick amongst his friends at his wake quickly became a fully fledged event, which in 2012 and 2013 saw over $57,000 raised for Make A Wish.
Some of Australia’s big hip hop names have played in the Cup and alongside the footy match is a yearly live show known as the Aus All Stars gig. The headline this year will be the SBX crew including Downsyde, Mortar, Bitter Belief and Layla with supports from Matty B, The Aphilliates and Dwizofoz. Also along are DJs Rob Shaker, Heata and DjDcide. This year’s gig will be at the Rosemount Hotel on Saturday, October 25, with The Eastside Kings and Westside Warriors playing against each other at Steel Blue Oval Bassendean earlier on from at 2pm.
All proceeds from the game will raise money to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation.