September Spotlight on Female Hip Hop Artists in Australia

Jacinta Lal

5/5

Treading a provocative line in the same vein as M.I.A., Jacinta Lal teases and jabs with ‘Miss’, almost threatening her opposition to step up to the plate. An anthem for being unapologetic in everything you do, Brisbane’s Jacinta Lal sashays onto the scene with her new single, ‘Miss’.Jacinta Lal stands proud as an example of modern-age femininity; a bosslike attitude combined with grace. Jacinta’s ‘Miss’ strikes hard against the judgemental and rears its head with sass and confidence.

Srisha

5/5

Emerging hip-hop queen, Srisha spits fire and fury, challenging systemic issues in society. Starting delicately, embracing the ambient lull of droning tampura, synth and tabla, heralds the punch of dirty guitars and a formidable rhythm section that hooks firmly into the pocket. 

Coda Conduct

5/5
Their music combines their love of hip hop with pop, dance and electronic music, delivered with fast-paced humour and intelligent lyrics.  The song calls out the mirror talkers, the narcissists, those people in your life who just can’t bring themselves to care as much for your answers as their own.

Imbi The Girl

4/5

imbi the girl has started a movement of unapologetic truth, self-belief and self-love with their eclectic brand of ‘melodic rap,’ combining elements of hip-hop, R&B and soul. ‘V.I.P’ is a swirling mix of aggressive sexuality, throbbing passion and all-conquering love that is so vivid you feel like you’re experiencing it yourself.

Girl Zone

4/5

Sampa The Great

5/5

The rise of Sampa the Great has been spectacular to watch, having accumulated over 33 million streams collectively since her 2015 breakout, The Great Mixtape.

Jesswar

5/5

After 2 years of solid touring Jesswar is back with her newest single. HEATA is an announcement that Jesswar is not going anywhere. Featuring fierce Toronto rapper Tasha The Amazon and produced by Papertoy.

Sky'High

5/5

Sky’high is not the softly-spoken female you’re expecting. Uncompromisingly tough and endearingly cheeky, Sky’high’s invigorating talent will disarm you and challenge your perceptions.

Miss Blanks

4/5
Brisbane’s Sian “Miss Blanks” Vandermuelen is your local fashion icon, internet hooligan and femme fatale, serving up unapologetic and raw raps and a stage presence like none other. On Clap Clap, Miss Blanks is unapologetic, asserting and celebrating her body and sexuality with her trademark sultry flow and flippant jabs. Underpinned by percussive, steamy production from producer tomtom, the track is a commanding reclamation of power turned dizzyingly infectious.

Webber

4/5

Peazy

5/5
Melbourne singer and rapper PEAZY blurs the lines between punk and rap in debut track ONE while throwing in soaring guitars for good measure. If Californian punksters Blink 182 and Australian rapper Illy had a baby, well then this is what it might sound like. Melodic pop-punk meets Aussie hip hop, blended with soaring guitars, a catchy hook and a big ‘ol rap that smacks you in the face when you least expect it.

Kaiit

5/5

‘Miss Shiney’ wonderfully reflects Kaiit’s unique musical style and creates a neo-soul landscape that is colourful and smoothly expressive that is influenced by the cool tones of D’Angelo, Erykah Badu and Amy Winehouse with her own twist.

Mistress

5/5

Mistress of Ceremony is a linguist like no other. Honest, authentic and raw, her lyrical prowess is creatively engaging providing a fresh reflective on the Australian Hip Hop landscape.

Madame Wu & Elise Graham

5/5

The Sydney hip hop duo combines the powerful lyricism of emcee Madame Wu with the smooth tones of vocalist Elise Graham to create a unique sound.

Sarah Connor

5/5

Just Breathe is the title track off my debut EP, delving deep into the psyche and conscience behind the pressures of making a record. Full of hope and life with a pop/boom bap influenced beat this is a song of comfort in the darkest of days. “Happiness can be found in the dark – if we turn on the light.”

Blaq Carrie

5/5

Blaq Carrie Rapper/Singer, set to make a massive impact on the music scene. Hailing from Harare the capital city of Zimbabwe.Now residing in Brisbane

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