A.B. ORIGINAL was born when the two artists were invited to perform at triple j’s 40 year celebration, Beat The Drum, in January 2015. They produced a short but powerful set which also included the special performance of 'The Hunt’, a collaboration with Gurrummul performed earlier on triple j’s live at the wireless.
Since Beat The Drum, A.B. ORIGINAL began writing songs in the spirit of N.W.A and West Side Connection, while lyrically bringing attention to issues closer to home. Respectively coming from the Yorta Yorta and Ngarrindjeri tribes, Briggs and Trials are socially conscious outspoken Indigenous artists. They bring a new voice to Australian hip hop as A.B. ORIGINAL.
Their debut album will be released later this year via Hilltop Hoods’ label Golden Era Records and Bad Apples Music, Australia’s first Indigenous hip hop label.
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2016 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE: Best New Artist, Best Aboriginal Torres Strait Island Artist
NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARD FINALIST 2016: Hip Hop Live Act of the Year
2017 ARIA AWARD NOMINEE: Best Independent Release, Breakthrough Artist Nominees, Best Group Nominees, Best Urban Release, Apple Music Album of the Year
2017 AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Aboriginal Act, Best Album 'Reclaim Australia', Best Hip Hop Album 'Reclaim Australia', Best Band, Best Live Act
|Number Of People In Act||2 Piece|
|State/Territory Artist Is Based In||VIC|
|City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In||Melbourne|
|Taken From The Release Titled||Reclaim Australia|
|Copyright Holder's Name||A.B. Original|
|Media Servicing Date||2016-07-06|
|Main Genre||Hip Hop|
|Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners||Yes|
|Artist Official Web Site||http://www.badapplesmusic.com.au|
|Artist Social Network Page||http://www.facebook.com/2blak2strong|
|Online Store Page 1||http://goldenerarecords.com.au/ge/store/|
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|Content Provider||Bad Apples Music|