Rapper, actor, screenwriter, record label boss and all-round legend Briggs is joined by members of his Bad Apples collective for an explosive night of hip-hop in the Joan Sutherland Theatre.
Briggs’ Bad Apples House Party
One of Australia’s true multi-hyphenate stars, rapper, producer and media entrepreneur Briggs is joined by members of his indigenous collective for the Bad Apples House Party, a night of no-holds barred hip-hop attitude in the Sydney Opera House Joan Sutherland Theatre.
Since his early days signed to the Hilltop Hoods’ Golden Era label and the explosive albums The Blacklist and Sheplife, the Shepparton-born, Yorta Yorta Briggs has gone from strength to strength, forming the hip-hop duo A.B. Original, creating the nation’s first indigenous-owned label, Bad Apples, touring with his hero, Ice Cube, winning ARIA and J Awards, starring in the acclaimed ABC series Cleverman, appearing on Get Krackin, and even writing scripts for Simpsons creator Matt Groening.
Gifted with a rapid-fire, melodic delivery and an uncompromising sense of justice, the outspoken rapper (and NAIDOC artist of the year 2018) has brought his considerable powers to bear on systemic racism. Vital, vitriolic, and tons of fun, Briggs is a must-see
Joining Briggs on stage will be special guests:
Electric Fields, two gifted South Australian brothers who mix cutting edge electronic sound and traditional Aboriginal culture to take soul to the stratosphere
David Dallas, perhaps the biggest, most innovative hip hop star New Zealand has produced in decades, praised by Kanye and fresh off sold out tours with the likes of Eminem
Birdz, the formidable Northern Territory-raised rapper whose radio favourite “This Side” helped him win the 2018 AIR award for Best Independent Hip Hop Album.
Nooky, the rapper, beatmaker and Sydney-based Yuin man who describes himself as the love child of Stone Cold Steve Austin and Xena Warrior Princess
Kobie Dee, Sydney-based Gamilaroi hip hop artist who recently followed up his breakout 2018 hit, “Right Now”, with the hotly anticipated single, “This Life”.
Philly, the Triple J Unearthed and Indigenous Music Awards winning rapper who broke outta Mildura to sign with Briggs’ label.
Rebecca Hatch, an upcoming teenage R&B sensation who draws both on her Aboriginal/Kamilaroi and Pacific Islander heritage and upbringing on the streets of Sydney’s outer west.
The Kid Laroi, the 15-year-old South Sydney hip hop sensation giving a voice to the city’s forgotten youth and hailed as the future of Australian music.
Jesswar, rising young Brisbane-based rapper hailing from Fiji, who mixes her classical music training with deft wordplay and beats.
jayteehazard, a Newcastle-based writer/producer and DJ who mixes new wave hip hops and downbeat R&B, alongside production work for Briggs, Hermitude, and Hilltop Hoods
General Public tickets on sale Friday 22 March 2019.
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