Kween G – female emcee from Uganda, based in Sydney.
“I feel it is very revolutionary to have an Australian Women In Music Awards,” Kween G says.
“Especially an award that recognises a category like hip hop where other mainstream awards put in an 'urban' category, then chuck everything that sounds urban in one place. I think it's important to define hip hop because hip hop is a lifestyle, it's a culture, it goes beyond just rap music.”
“It speaks to what we're talking about at the Awards this year and within the landscape of Australia, especially with First Nations people as well. Another revolutionary thing is seeing the amount of voices from First Nations hip hop, R&B and soul artists who are speaking about really conscious content.”