Started in Year
Emcee & Producer from Sydney
Samuel Joe Andah, originally hails from Ghana in West Africa.
He draws his moniker from his infancy when he struggled to survive intense respiratory complications.“I almost died, but my Mum prayed so hard that I was spared,” he recalls.His mother dubbed him her “miracle baby”, leading to the name we all know him by today.
Miracle’s family migrated to Australia, arriving in Melbourne, then Canberra before settling as a family in Quakers Hill, Western Sydney.
“I wasn’t really allowed to listen to hip-hop for a long time because my parents are really religious.“So the first time I really listened was the Kanye track Jesus Walks, and the fact it had ‘Jesus’ in it my parents were cool with it. I then wanted to learn more about hip-hop so that’s when I started looking back and seeing what it was really all about.”
After some time playing guitar in a punk band, Miracle again turned his attention to hip-hop, with his first success coming from a rather unlikely source: a streetwise rap take on Pete Murray’s hit Better Days.“It was actually one of my HSC assignments for Year 12,” Miracle explains.Miracle’s DIY film clip logged up more than 100,000 views on YouTube and he gained a huge Facebook following.
played support for artists including Lupe Fiasco, Big Boi from Outkast, Snoop Dogg and De La Soul’s DJ Maseo
“I’m in a crew of young artists who just want to bring more urban flavour to Australia,” he says.“We’re called Dream Big and that’s just what we intend to do.”
signed to Sony in 2010, first major album release in the late 2014
New South Wales, Australia