Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

travis scott, rhianna, syd, Lolawolf


band members

G Elenil


Influences

Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino, Kanye West, Beyonce, Jay Z, Travis Scott, FKA Twigs, Vic Mensa, DRAM


Unearthed artists we like

tomtom


Website

soundcloud.com/gelenil

Bio

Rising fast in the middle of Brisbane’s hip-hop golden age is G Elenil: Cypriot-Australian musician, producer, visual artist, streetwear label owner, and more. Already a firm community radio favourite, G’s music spans sweaty, heavy-hitting club tracks to sultry RnB to sweeping, anthemic pop moments.

Though not strictly a hip-hop artist in the truest sense, G’s roots are planted firmly in the genre. Her work prioritises self empowerment made possible through naming raw, specific realities. Honest and dynamic, her verses are powerful tools of elevation whether she’s asserting her sexual independence or celebrating her community.

Making her official debut this year, G Elenil has independently released four singles [(Where) My Money, God Enough, Gold, Cut That Boi Off] to airplay on triple j, 4ZZZ and FBi. Her provocative live presence has seen her share stages with the likes of Little Simz (UK), Futuristic (USA), Midas.Gold, Carmouflage Rose, Nico Ghost, Swilo, Miss Blanks, Jesswar and make guest appearances at Listen Out & BIGSOUND via her verse on the wildly popular Fempre$$ Cypher. Her unique signature flow has earned her praise from local legends like Travy P & I AM D.

New single SOMETHING is an effervescent introduction to her forthcoming release Kin, due out in 2018. Reflective and effortlessly diverse, Kin is a diary; winding through the light and dark of a complicated family holding together through struggles with financial stress, neglect, and addiction.

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

07 Nov 2017

Triple J
30

Loving the sweet soul-pop sensibilities you are bringing to this current surge of female hip hop/RnB artists in Brissy right now, the scene is HOT!

Loving the sweet soul-pop sensibilities you are bringing to this current surge of female hip hop/RnB artists in Brissy right now, the scene is HOT!

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

05 Nov 2017

Triple J
35

i don't like sweet chilli sauce but i wanna compare this to it because it has the spice and blends it with some sweeter moments.

i don't like sweet chilli sauce but i wanna compare this to it because it has the spice and blends it with some sweeter moments.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

02 Nov 2017

Triple J
30

Isn't this just a little cheeky! It's definitely a grower.

Isn't this just a little cheeky! It's definitely a grower.