Poppy – female artist
My biggest influences musically would be Kanye West and Drake as they don’t ever conform to one sound and are constantly changing in the Hip-Hop world. I prefer their older tracks as I grew up listening to them and that’s where my flow mainly derives from.
Recently I have been getting into a lot of experimental indie as it has a variety of inspirational sounds and I have been diving deep into them, breaking the sounds and lyrics down bit by bit. Love also influences me, and writing about myself on a deeper level rather than brag about all my money, not that I have any.
I personally feel that we have just integrated the new wave of Hip-Hop into our culture now from our biggest influence (USA) but we have still managed to put our own style on it.
A few years ago, if I think of Hip-Hop in Australia, I think Bliss n Eso, Hilltop Hoods, Seth Sentry, Thundamentals and so on, but now if I think of Hip-Hop in Australia, we literally have a bit of everything which is incredible. It’s endless now and there are new sounds coming out daily. I’m excited for the future of music here.