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Unapologetically vicious and volatile, there isn’t another rap group like Triple One.
Hailing from the Inner-West of Sydney, Triple One have accumulated a cult following, with signature single ‘Doozy’ recently surpassing 1 million views on YouTube. Blending brash raps with haunting, melodic hooks and greyscale production, their gloomy aesthetic hit its stride with 2016’s widely-acclaimed The Libertine EP, featuring lead single ‘Colours.’ Since then, the group have been teasing an upcoming project with grizzly, DIY videos like ‘Madonna’ and ‘Heaven’s Gate,’ both of which have caused huge stirs online.
The group’s demonic spirit comes to life in fiery form onstage, with Triple One shows at The Lansdowne Hotel and The Lady Hampshire resulting in mosh pits and widespread mayhem.
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Obi Ill Terrors
Sydneys Inner West
Four piece from the inner west who have gained a cult like following as a result oft heir super high energy live shows (suss the video from their recent EP launch in Newtown). Combining vocals with hard hitting bars over some smooth production, there’s an exciting future ahead for Triple One.
Sydney group, Triple One have been redefining the sound of Australian hip-hop since 2013. Rappers Marty Large and Obi Ill Terrors, producer Billy Gunns and vocalist Lil Dijon create genre-agnostic melodies that blend trap, pop and hardcore. With gutter rap flows that are as enchanting as they are aggressive, rappers Mart and Obi Ill lean into their Australian cadence with full force. Proud of their West Sydney roots, this 4-person-outfit is decidedly authentic. Their breakout hit, Showoff is a nostalgic tribute to the group’s formation in high school. “Marty and I went to school together,” Billy told Acclaim last year. “Marty and Obi met at a house party and had some grimy rap battle. Then around 2013 we all became friends and made a group.” While their success has found this quartet of misfits touring across the UK and Europe, they have their eyes set on breaking into the US.
“That’s really the big goal for everyone,” Billy admits. “We want to be the first act that really breaks into that market— other than Iggy Azalea.”
With one foot planted in Sydney’s gritty underground rap scene, and the other in the sounds of Inner West indie, Triple One are a sonic experiment between hard, soft, beautiful, grimey and all the textures in between. The product of a porous internet generation, their music is rooted in hip hop but animated by the group’s fearless, restless creativity, exploring metal, emo, pop, punk and R&B in a fierce, blasphemous repudiation of genre barriers. It’s a singular combination that makes Triple One impossible to categorise and even harder to ignore. Having accumulated underground buzz for years through viral early singles ‘Doozy‘ and ‘Overflow‘ and their notorious live shows, Triple One broke into Australia’s mainstream consciousness in 2018 with singles ‘Showoff‘, ‘Tarlo‘ and ‘Valentine Kid‘ being added to high rotation on triple j. Profiles from Complex, GQ and Highsnobiety followed, as did a spot on Youtube’s first-ever ‘Artists to Watch’ list and spotlights as triple j Unearthed‘Artist of the Week’, Apple Music’s ‘New Artist of the Week’ and more. In 2019 they consolidated their takeover mental health-centered, ARIA Gold-certified ‘Butter‘ (rotation on triple j, FBi Radio), release their third EP The Libertine 2, and their collaboration with Matt Corby and Kwame.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia