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Kerser was born in the vicinity of Campbelltown, New South Wales. He started his rap career at an early age while living in Campbelltown, rapping with his older brother Rates at age 11 and recording by 18. One of his major influences is Tupac. “He seems to have missed the meeting where the world collectively decided that being horrendously misogynistic and homophobic wasn’t ok, even in a rap battle context. I’m not sure of his current drug-dependency status, nor if I did would I shame him for such a thing, but he certainly portrays/ed a character that enjoys a variety of naughty drugs in an unrepentant, even celebratory fashion. To his credit, he has built an enormous following and his self-branding game is tight- even if his battle with 360 did reek of a marketing ploy. Just watch it get an idea of the persona that Kerser seems to be all about, at least publicly.
I could have named any of the ‘lad culture’ rappers in this spot because they are, excluding #1 on this list. pretty samey. Nautica, tattoos, short shorts and Nike shoes are a frightening sight to anyone who’s caught a train late at night, and I’m really excited for this culture to die out. Seeing as that is unlikely to happen, I guess the spin I’ll put on it is that it’s people from an impoverished background
empowering themselves through music. Bless ’em.” – http://www.semplesize.com/semplesize-top-5-australias-grimiest-rappers-nsfw/
Kerser is a well-known battle rapper in Australia, appearing on circuits such as Got Beef, Grind Time Now Australia and Real Talk Battle League. He was undefeated from his second battle in 2010 to his most recent battle in January 2012 against Illmaculate, excluding a well-publicised battle against 360 in December 2011, where no official winner was announced. His long-running rivalry with 360 heated up again in August 2013 when 360 released a diss track called “30 Minutes Tops”.
New South Wales, Australia