Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop


Sounds like

no one else.


band members

jimblah - raps, production etc blah.


Influences

The Last Kinection, Nay., urthboy


Website

jimblah.com/

Bio

Inaugural Hilltop Hoods Initiative winner, Jimblah is an Indigenous Hip Hop Artist shaking up Australia’s Hip Hop scene. A proud member of the Larrakia, Yanyuwa, Bardi and Wardaman Nations, Jimblah was born in Broome, Western Australia and grew up in Katherine in the Northern Territory. More recently, Jimblah has been living and making music in Adelaide, South Australia. His influences include Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Gospel, Funk & Reggae to name a few. Winner of the prestigious Hilltop Hoods Initiative in 2007, Jimblah has since become a name associated with such artists as A-Love, BVA from Mnemonic Ascent, Karnage & Darkness and The Last Kinection. He has performed at countless festivals including The Spirit Festival, The Dreaming, Stylin up, Big Day Out, Groove Is In The Park and Good Vibrations. Jimblah also helps out wherever he can in the local Indigenous Hip Hop scene in Adelaide, often supporting local and emerging Indigenous talent. Jimblah celebrates his Indigenous roots, with a strength that shines through in his music. He is also strongly committed to the positive aspects of Hip Hop culture and its empowering ability to influence and change lives. As a youngster he moved from the northern parts of Australia to Adelaide and quickly fell in to the Hip Hop scene. Originally leaning towards more commercial Hip Hop, Jimblah became involved in the local Adelaide Hip Hop scene, discovering more about Hip Hop as a way of life and as a cultural movement that he became increasingly a part of. He started out freestyling regularly, rapping with others and writing tracks at the tender age of 15. Nowadays, as well as fast-becoming a veteran rapper, Jimblah is also a well-respected DJ and Producer. He’s passionate about Production and aims to produce much of his own music, as well as others. Jimblah is well known as a strong young Aboriginal man, highly respected amongst his peers and wider community. As well as his music, Jimblah has worked hard as a tutor over the past seven years. He is employed by organisations such as Deadly Vibe, Lower Murray Nungas Club, Carclew Youth Arts and Kurruru Youth Performing Arts. Through mentoring and teaching, Jimblah has had the chance to teach what he loves – Hip Hop. He has had the opportunity to run workshops in regional areas such as the Flinders Ranges, Ceduna, Leigh Creek, Maree, Copley, Iga Warta, Port Lincoln, Port Augusta, Swan Hill, Townsville, Albany, Goulburn, Broome and the list goes on. He also teaches in various schools and detention centres around Adelaide. Jimblah has toured extensively across Australia, using both his music and intellect to give voice to young people, particularly Indigenous Australians. As such, Jimblah was invited to represent Australian and Indigenous Hip Hop, nationally and international as a member of the Australian Youth Music Council, attending the 3rd International World Music Forum in Tunisia, North Africa. Jimblah made such an impression, he was invited to run his own session at the 4th International World Music Forum in Tallin, Estonia, Hip Hop As a Tool For Social Change. To date, Jimblah is the only Indigenous Australian to have represented Australia at this prestigious international forum, a role he carries with enthusiasm and great respect. Jimblah has just released his self produced debut album Face The Fire, and has a national tour planned for 2012. A couple of film clips are also in the works, so make sure you keep a lookout for this artist in the near future as big things are promised.

Review

Reviewed by Rosie Beaton Rosie Beaton

07 May 2013

Triple J
40

another top tune...

another top tune from Jimblah - love the swirling voices, back masked?

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Reviewed by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

09 Aug 2012

Triple J
40

Once again Jimbl...

Once again Jimblah delivers the goods: a song with soul, feeling and emotion, delivered with aplomb. A real talent right here.

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Reviewed by Hau Latukefu Hau Latukefu

09 Aug 2012

Triple J
40

This is how it r...

This is how it runs... You can have the skill, the lyrics, the delivery, but if you don't have the passion behind it, all that won't matter. Jimblah is a near-perfect example of when all these things come together. Keep an eye on this lad. He is destined for great things.

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