Having burst onto the Australian Hip Hop scene well over a decade ago in 2003 , Anecdote brought an energy and rawness to the game that sparked great intrigue from local and international collaborators all wanting a piece of the Aussie spitter. Fresh off the win from Channel V’s Ozzy Friggin’ Hip Hop battle in 2005 and then winning the Australian heat of the World Rap Championships in 2007, Anecdote is no stranger to the hip hop battlefield. In fact his success on the hip hop battle emcee stage has given him the endurance and foundation for both vocal and physical sparring in the recent times. Whilst hip hop is still a contender for prime passion, so too is mastering the arts of mixed martial arts, In particular Brazilian Jiu Jits. Focusing his attention on getting the mind and body right in preparation for a vocal assault in the studio one hopes!
Well, I started battling in 2003 which seems like such a long time ago! Won the Australia vs New Zealand battle in 2004, won the Channel V Ozzy Friggin’ Hip Hop battle in 2005 and then won the Australian heat of the World Rap Championships in 2007 with 360 which was a 2 on 2 battle. I released an EP in 2008 I believe and ever since then I guess you could say I’ve been extremely lazy. In terms of who I am, I’m just some guy, hopefully I can say something entertaining or thought provoking or something that makes you go “ha!” on a record. My style is characterised by very intricate rhyme patterns, which can work for and against me in a variety of circumstances. Anecdote is a horrible, horrible name and I have no idea how I came up with it. Probably thought it sounded cool when I was 18 and it stuck with me like a bad, lower back tattoo of an ex-lover’s name. No offense to anyone with a tramp stamp, they’re a group now.