9 Aussie Hip Hop Artists You Need To Know In 2019
Here we are back again to bless your life with our infinite knowledge about all things ~music~. It's no secret that hip hop is having somewhat of a renaissance Down Under. After years of fawning over international artists, 2019 has become the year to shout out loud and proud about some epic new talent we have coming through the ranks. Thanks to our mates at Jack Daniel's we're bringing you a list of the hottest up-and-coming local Aussie acts. Next time you've got some mates over and you need some tracks to impress people with, we've got you covered.
When you can credit Kehlani as a collaborator you know you've got something special. Ziggy Ramo is one of those rare talents that comes around only once in a blue moon, and when you play his track 'A to Z' it's hard not to let the infectious sound takeover. So just let it.
You'd be wise to be across up-and-coming rapper B-Wise who has been hustling away for 10 years bringing his sound to the people. The African-Australian has a unique sound building stories telling tales of growing up in working-class suburbs. With national tours and a growing tracklist to his name, B-Wise has firmly cemented himself as a hip hop mainstay.
Get hip to Melbourne-based rapper Sophiegrophy because we see big things for this tastemaker. Listen to her debut single 'Fa$t Life' and take some notes on how to nail street style with a touch of opulence.
This 21-year-old is tipped to be the ~next big thing~, a tag that might trip up most, but this guy has remained cool as a cucumber. Having played Spilt Milk, Laneway and toured the country, Genesis Owusu has 'world domination' in his sights next, and we totally believe that's going to happen.
Don't get it twisted, Triple One = four guys from Sydney's Inner West. Billy Gunns, Marty Bukkake Large, Obi ill Terrors and Lil Dijon are carving out their own unique space in the hip hop world by shying away from what you might think 'Aussie rap' should sound like.
tomorrow my debut single Compliment My Shirt will be released and I am so excited. This is the artwork for the track. The name Saint Lane came from a freestyle I did a few years ago where I said "call me Saint Lane like I play for New Orleans" (a reference to the NFL team) so last month we flew from Sydney to New Orleans to shoot my first single cover with the iconic @joryleecordy . Jory shot my favourite album cover of all time Free TC by @tydollasign so it was honestly a dream to work with somebody I truly admire. I never thought in my wildest dreams I would be shooting in America with my favourite photographer. I am so excited to see the response tomorrows song gets. Here's a little snippet
23-year-old Saint Lane may have been born in New Zealand but he lives on the Gold Coast now so we're going to go ahead and claim him as our own. Get your ears around his single 'Compliment My Shirt' and you'll quickly realise why this guy is one of the most talked about new talents on the scene.
Not only is Baker Boy dominating the local hip hop space but he's inspiring a generation while he's at it. 2019's Young Australian Of The Year from North East Arnhem Land is making waves by becoming the first Indigenous rapper to use lyrics from his native language Yolngu Matha. As his single 'Cool As Hell' suggests, the shoe definitely fits.
How do you even begin to describe the glow up from a young rapper who jumped on staged and wowed A$AP Ferg at his conert. Kwame lives and breathes hip hop, a passion that flows through tracks like, 'wow' and has built him a growing fanbase. We are expecting big things from this guy.
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In a male-dominated industry, Kaiit is unapologetically making her mark without asking for any free passes. Her single 'OG Luv Kush Pt.2' is a perfect example of where hip hop should be moving in 2019. Other singer-songwriters take note.