After racking up over 10,000 Youtube views in less than a week for the self-directed & edited debut music video, fast-paced rapper Z. LEWIS has today released the official audio for the booming street anthem ‘Get It feat. Talakai’ alongside a big career announcement.
Despite only a handful of demos and Soundcloud uploads to his name, the spitter, born in Hackney – the heart of UK grime culture, has won praise from his peers and none other than triple j Hip-Hop Show host Hau Latukefu as a “problem” – one to watch in 2019.
“GET IT” is a statement in itself, pitting two of the most talented wordsmiths on the east-coast side by side over booming Harvey production, it’s little wonder the track has scored airplay on triple j, FBI Radio and the video a spin on MTV all before it’s official release.
You’ll be hitting rewind on multiple occasions to try catch the wordplay, flow and references of an artist with a world of skill at his fingertips and a debut EP in his not too distant future.
Catch Z. LEWIS live in Sydney this January supporting Brian Fresco from Chicago’s #SAVEMONEY crew (Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa) alongside Junor at Awful Things 2019 launch event.
Renowned for heavy bars, razor flows and pinpoint delivery Talakai and his peers are at the forefront of the Australian Grime scene. After touring late in 2017 Talakai has been on the come up, playing sold out shows around the country and making cheeky appearances on triple j’s Hip Hop show.
Far from the young kid coming up locally in the Newcastle scene Talakai has taken the movement nationally, oozing bravado and lyricism to rival the countries best. Gearing up for a huge 2019, Talakai sets his sights on the top with his debut EP in the works.
A late entry contended for best lyrical flex of 2018. If you want to hear what a come up sounds like, here it is. Talakai flexes an airtight flow with heavy-handed deliveries and punch lines that leave heads spinning, backed by bass-heavy production by Harvey, Alright is sure to bang heads.
After generating an inescapable buzz in Australia and underground hip-hop scenes across the globe, Sydney’s Triple One have now released their new single ‘Showoff.’ Having accumulated well over 20 million […]
After generating an inescapable buzz in Australia and underground hip-hop scenes across the globe, Sydney’s Triple One have now released their new single ‘Showoff.’ Having accumulated well over 20 million total streams, Triple One are Australia’s most promising emerging hip-hop act, and state their mission once more on ‘Showoff.’
Premiering on triple j, ‘Showoff’ features the group’s signature blend of hard-headed rap, melodic hooks and intense production. The accompanying video clip is shot in a nostalgic high school setting, but with very subversive undertones – featuring cameos from Triple One’s favourite rap colleagues and collaborators including ChillinIt, Wombat, Huskii, Lil Sknow, Raj Mahal, Talakai, Turquoise Prince and Freesouls. The video was created by Entropico, with styling by Asia Carino and photography by Cole Bennetts.
“The Australian hip-hop scene is crazy right now, we wanted to unite some of our favourite artists to replicate our own high school days,” Triple One say. “That, and we wanted to wear school uniforms again. Forgot how to do a tie, but we got there in the end.”
Thus far, Triple One’s career has progressed entirely organically, reaching all corners of the globe through online sharing. Fan favourite track ‘Autumn Collection’ has reached over 5 million streams online, while cult singles like ‘Doozy’ have become instantly quotable anthems, displaying the group’s ability to switch between R&B and rap with slick confidence.
With sell-out shows and recent festival appearances at Listen Out and Bigsound, Triple One will continue hitting stages all over the country including Festival of the Sun and Falls Festival this summer, with their shows earning a notorious live reputation. Triple One are not to be missed live, but stand well back if you’re scared of getting your beer spilled.