NEWCASTLE hip hop has been recognised at the 2013 Deadly award nominations with two groups featuring siblings receiving nods.
Announced in Sydney on Thursday, brothers Abie and Warwick Wright (aka Predator and Wok) of hip-hop duo Street Warriors have been nominated for band of the year.
The duo have just recorded a new single Champions with Treach from Naughty by Nature in New York and are set to release a new album later this year.
Fellow Newcastle group The Last Kinection have been nominated in the hip hop artists of the year category.
The group, which is featured regularly on Triple J radio, includes brother and sister Joel and Naomi Wenitong and friend Jacob Turier (DJ Jaytee).
‘‘There’s so many younger bands coming through that are really talented so it’s always special to be nominated,’’ Joel said.
He said The Last Kinection is regularly on the same bill as Street Warriors.
‘‘Newcastle in general has a strong music history, not just mainstream music but Koori artists as well.’’
The ABC 3 series, Move It Mob Style, which is co-hosted by Naomi, was also recognised in the television show of the year category.
Redfern Now topped the nominations overall with the ABC television series nabbing eight nods, including television show of the year.
Jessica Mauboy is up for Deadlys in two categories – single release of the year for Something’s Got a Hold on Me and female artist of the year.
Troy Cassar-Daley and Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu were nominated for best male artist while The Sapphires is a favourite for film of the year.
Held on September 10 at the Sydney Opera House, The Deadly Awards celebrate and recognise the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the areas of music, sport, entertainment and community.