Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop


Sounds like

The LOX, Griselda Records, UGK , LITTLE BROTHER , MOBB DEEP , Outkast


band members

Nate Wade Kev Hannibal


Influences

The LOX, Griselda Records, OutKast, Wu-Tang CLAN


Unearthed artists we like

L-FRESH The LION


Website

Bio

Like their namesake dish, GUMBO Music’s flavour has its origins in many cultures. Kev Hannibal and Nate Wade are two MCs who hail from New York and North Carolina respectively, now based in Sydney, Australia. Hip-Hop is thriving Down Under in 2020, and the rappers have teamed up for an exciting project showcasing their lyrical prowess and individual flair.

Australian audiences are currently being provided a satisfying diet of homegrown drill and trap sounds, allowing GUMBO Music’s classic bars, witty punchlines, global outlook and skillful exchanges over expansive production to stand out amid a growing local scene.

Set for an end of year release, their debut EP features six tracks that reflect the duo’s effortless rhyme style and musical chemistry. Buzz single “This Is GUMBO” is an ode to the fellas’ camaraderie, introducing them as Australia’s premier rap tag-team. Its follow-up, the darker “Past Life”, depicts the duality of our most profound choices. The pair switch things up once more on “All Night Long”, their third single and bonafide summer anthem.

Even before this year’s global pandemic, it was already getting harder for industry executives and music fans alike to tell the difference between one-hit wonders and career artists, thanks to the rise of streaming and social media. GUMBO Music promises not to be one of these acts having a singular viral moment with a big record, the duo focused on their longevity and staying power. Over the past 12 months, more than 50 Australian albums have cracked the Top 10 on the ARIA chart, and 10 homemade LPs have gone to number one. With these numbers in mind, GUMBO Music is ready to celebrate their own local and international success.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

09 Dec 2020

Triple J
35

Stellar flow channeling 90s hip-hop greats amidst so meaningful lyricism. Shoutout to whoever you got on that hook, she killed it!

Stellar flow channeling 90s hip-hop greats amidst so meaningful lyricism. Shoutout to whoever you got on that hook, she killed it!

Review

Review by Hau Latukefu Hau Latukefu

19 Nov 2020

Triple J
35

Yeah man, this gives me that Can't Knock the Hustle mid-90s type of vibes. Digging it. Need to drive a drop top to this one.

Yeah man, this gives me that Can't Knock the Hustle mid-90s type of vibes. Digging it. Need to drive a drop top to this one.