KANE Corrowa and Mark Coleman of Snare City.
KANE Corrowa and Mark Coleman of Snare City. Tweed Daily News/Blainey Woodham

Hip-hop their way to the top

A TWEED hip-hop duo has bold plans to make it big in the tough world of rap.

Following the positive local reception of their debut album, Kane Corrowa and Mark Coleman, of Snare City, are taking the right steps to achieve their dream.

Word of Snare City's album launch earlier this year spread quickly through local hip-hop fans and the duo admits they were surprised when almost 350 paying customers arrived for the event.

“At the Calypso show we didn't know what to expect,” Coleman told the Tweed Daily News.

It was their first show, but the nerves quickly gave way to pure enjoyment.

“I was just happy and a little bit nervous, but after the first song I didn't want it to end,” Coleman said.

Their brand of hip-hop, featuring heavy danceable beats, is made for the clubs and a couple of local venues have already given air-time to a couple of tracks.

Producer Rik Conti of Euphoric Productions at Tumbulgum knew Snare City had talent when they approached him with two demo songs.

“They heard about me and brought around two demo tracks with rough beats. After that I took them on for free to do their first album,” Conti said.

He said the pair definitely have talent, “that's why I took them on for free”. Conti also contributes with a few vocals and beats of his own.

“We will be getting into the studio pretty soon to get some more stuff out.”

Corrowa and Coleman went to Tweed River High School and Kingscliff High School respectively and forged a friendship through love of rap.

They said their act started as a joke at parties, but they enjoyed it and everyone they performed for encouraged them to take it more seriously.

“I love rap and I would love to make it big,” Coleman said.

“We're just trying to get our music out there. We are coming out with some good stuff, so we will see what happens.”

The pair are inspired by what happens around them on the Tweed when they write music and declared they would proudly represent the area if they succeeded.

“Everything that affects us goes in to our music,” Corrowa said.

“We always relate to the Tweed.”

Coleman said he already had songs buzzing around his head for a new album.

Most of Snare City's songs will get you up and jumping, but Mr Corrowa said there were a few sadder ones and the inevitable songs about girls.

Visit www.myspace.com/snarecity to find out more about the group and listen to some of their songs.

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