Hooligan Hefs Essentials
Blending the combative swagger of drill with the kinetic pulse of EDM, Hooligan Hefs is equally comfortable flexing his muscles or jumpstarting the party. A native of the Western Sydney suburb Doonside, the rapper born Simeona Silapa captures his rise to moneyed stardom on 2020’s “Paper Route”, navigating label offers while knocking back haters. The tougher “No Effect”, from 2019, is a chant-along anthem about doing time behind bars and coming out stronger for it. Hefs excels at such hardened, streetwise touches: even 2020’s platinum-selling summer banger “SEND IT!” is peppered with gunshot effects on the way to its pop-worthy chorus.