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EDITORS’ NOTES

One of Australia's finest storytellers, Briggs has finely honed skills that have taken him from strength to strength—the rapper is also a respected TV writer, having worked on shows including Black Comedy, Get Krack!n and Matt Groening's Disenchantment. Still, it's atop a beat where his words shine brightest and hit hardest. Bursting out of the small Victorian town of Shepparton with a muscular brand of West Coast-indebted hip-hop, this proud Yorta Yorta man uses his lyrics to hold a mirror to society and, in particular, Australia's treatment of its Indigenous population. Whether addressing the displacement of Aboriginals from their land and identity (“Bad Apples”) or forming the firebrand outfit A.B. Original with Funkoars MC Trials to create songs like “January 26”, a blunt assessment of the pain that day represents for Indigenous people, Briggs has become a powerful voice for change and a role model for First Nations people.

EDITORS’ NOTES

One of Australia's finest storytellers, Briggs has finely honed skills that have taken him from strength to strength—the rapper is also a respected TV writer, having worked on shows including Black Comedy, Get Krack!n and Matt Groening's Disenchantment. Still, it's atop a beat where his words shine brightest and hit hardest. Bursting out of the small Victorian town of Shepparton with a muscular brand of West Coast-indebted hip-hop, this proud Yorta Yorta man uses his lyrics to hold a mirror to society and, in particular, Australia's treatment of its Indigenous population. Whether addressing the displacement of Aboriginals from their land and identity (“Bad Apples”) or forming the firebrand outfit A.B. Original with Funkoars MC Trials to create songs like “January 26”, a blunt assessment of the pain that day represents for Indigenous people, Briggs has become a powerful voice for change and a role model for First Nations people.

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