born Indonesian and African-American parents, was adopted by Australian-American parents and moved from America to Australia when she was 10 years old. She had a confronting start to her hip hop career when she 19.
“During the 90s, I wasn’t Australian enough because of my culture and accent. I grew up in the States – I have an American accent. People were like ‘you can’t be seen as an Australian act because of your accent. You’re trying to be a fake American’. I was confused. I felt disrespected and not wanted,” says Mirrah.
“We’ve made a humble music history moment in Australia. I am the only hype woman for a male act.”
“Hip hop is my conversation as much as I would have a conversation with a young person to build on self empowerment. Music is a beautiful way of translating a message to someone without preaching to them.”