Ever since getting hooked on HipHop in the mid 90ies, Retainer Hitokiri has had nothing but love for the music and the culture of HipHop. Since his first shows beginning around 2005, the half-Austrian, half-Irish rapper has performed in all major locations in Styria (Austria) as well as a dozen different festivals.


Based in Graz, the second largest city in the country, he has tantalized audiences for almost 2 decades, thanks to his energetic shows, smart rhymes and powerful voice and has worked with artists and producers from Austria, France, Sweden, the USA and Canada.


As a member of the Rap crews audio.matic and RAF Entertainment, he has opened shows for the likes of RA The Rugged Man, Masta Ace and eMC, Akil The MC of Jurassic 5, Louis Logic, Delinquent Habits, DJ Marco Polo, Snowgoons, Reef the Lost Cauze, Block McLoud and Olli Banjo, to name a few.


An underground artist, whose high-energy showmanship always needed the adrenaline-kick only fans and the stage could provide him, he delights in knowing that tracks like "El Presidente", "War", "Klassick", "Hammer It Down" and, most notably, "Roadkill" have excited listeners of all ages. The videos to tracks from his solo release "Leapyear" have gained high acclaim from critics, numerous new projects are currently in the works and new tracks are released periodically...



Milestones Shows

  • First Live Show Doyle's Irish Pub 2005
  • Wheelbite Festival 2007
  • Four Elements HipHop Convention 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Peal Festival 2011, 2014, 2019
  • Riva Reka Festival 2014
  • European Summer Open Air 2015
  • Mixed Sound Open Air 2016
  • LEAPYEAR Release Party 2018
  • Kultursommer Trofaiach Open Air 2021


Milestones Locations

  • Orpheum Graz
  • Arcadium Graz
  • Postgarage Graz
  • PPC Graz
  • Parkhouse Graz
  • Papierfabrik Graz
  • Paßamtwiese Graz
  • Karmeliterplatz Graz
  • Jakominiplatz Graz
  • Sub Graz
  • Citypeach Graz
  • Cultus Graz
  • After Dark Graz
  • Forum Stadtpark Graz
  • Die Scherbe Graz
  • Kulturkeller Leoben
  • Spektakel Leoben
  • Sublime Aflenz
  • Stadtpark Trofaiach
  • Simon Mühle Trofaiach
  • Wir(r) Club Dual Vienna
  • Route 69 Camp Leutschach
  • and many more...


Milestones CD Releases

  • audio.matic Mixtape 2006
  • RAF Entertainment Mixtape "MeisterleistungFlowdiamant*" 2009
  • Guest Artist @ Ken Leee "Commodore" 2015
  • LEAPYEAR Solo Album 2018


Milestones Support/Opening Act

  • R.A. The Rugged Man, Snowgoons @ Arcadium Graz Dec. 2007
  • EMC (Masta Ace, Stricklin, Punchline, Wordsworth), DJ Marco Polo, Torae @ Arcadium Graz June 2008
  • Delinquent Habits @ Sublime Aflenz Aug. 2008
  • Reef The Lost Cauze, Block McCloud, Lord Lhus, Snowgoons @ s'USI Graz April 2010
  • Akil The MC (Jurassic 5), Louis Logic @ Sublime Aflenz Oct. 2010
  • Olli Banjo, Laas Unltd @ Postgarage Graz Nov. 2011
  • Ceschi @ Die Scherbe Graz July 2019