Started in Year
New South Wales, Australia
Thundamentals – group from NSW consisting of members are DJ Morgs, MC Jeswon , MC Tuka and DJ Poncho. Former members of Connect 4. First release in 2009.
“We want to try and push different perspectives and get people to think about privilege. It’s confronting but it’s also necessary. We should all be examining our position in society and whether or not we can be using our voices to try and address some of the inequality that exists,” says Jeswon from The Thundamentals.
““When we started out, it was impossible to fathom that hip hop in Australia could grow into the thriving industry that it is today,” he said. “It used to really be a clandestine movement, supported largely by the participants within the culture. There was little to no airplay for hip hop artists, with the exception of specialist community radio shows. The thought of hip hop artists being invited to perform at music festivals was laughable.
“We never would have predicted that Australian hip hop would go on to be regarded as a respected genre within the wider Australian music landscape. There is such a wide diversity of artists, sounds and stories now within the scene. We just feel blessed to be able to contribute our voice to the conversation.”” – Jeswon https://thebrag.com/where-youre-from-where-youre-at-the-changing-face-of-australian-hip-hop/