Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop


band members

Jesswar


Website

www.instagram.com/jesswar/

Bio

A proud Fijian woman, Jesswar redefines concepts of success through her practise. Her ruthless refusal of prescribed definitions is the foundation on which she builds her universe. Deeply inspired by her chosen community and her experiences she uses music as the vessel to tell her story. Her pride reflects on her resilience and resourcefulness and defends the notions of holistic codependency and kinship. Having released her widely acclaimed first single “Savage” in 2017, she has collaborated with the likes of DZ Deathrays, Tasha the Amazon & Briggs, and performed at Laneway, Splendour in the Grass and Groovin the Moo. The first member of her family to attend University, Jesswar is a peer support worker and runs music workshops for young people in the outer suburbs of Meanjin.

Unearthed in 2020

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07 Jun 2020

Winner

Jesswar

Jesswar

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Review

Review by Ebony Boadu Ebony Boadu

29 Oct 2020

Triple J
45

Super hard track with a video to match - Jesswar just keeps on levelling up.

Super hard track with a video to match - Jesswar just keeps on levelling up.

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

28 Oct 2020

Triple J
45

as undeniable and badass as ever, Jesswar is setting a world-class standard for local hip hop.

as undeniable and badass as ever, Jesswar is setting a world-class standard for local hip hop.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

27 Oct 2020

Triple J
50

Every UFC fighter just got their new walk in music courtesy of Jesswar, the true beast of Brisbane. This one cracks with the full force of an uppercut and showcases not just Jess' capacity to throw down aggressive bars but to deliver them coated in pure toxicity. The very definition of hard.

Every UFC fighter just got their new walk in music courtesy of Jesswar, the true beast of Brisbane. This one cracks with the full force of an uppercut and showcases not just Jess' capacity to throw down aggressive bars but to deliver them coated in pure toxicity. The very definition of hard.