Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop


Sounds like

Jay Z, J Cole, AKA, Nas


band members

KG


Influences

Jay Z, Chance The Rapper, J Cole , Black Milk


Unearthed artists we like

Ned Philpot, Philly


Website

www.kgofficial.com.au

Bio

For South African born, Canberra hip-hop artist KG, his craft isn’t just about making music that pops, it is much larger than this immediate effect. With his inspired rhymes and impassioned delivery, KG is speaking up for those in his community who cannot.

An emerging voice encouraging positivity and progression on a personal level, on a societal level and on a musical tip, KG looks directly at a diversifying Australian music scene - that still has some ways to go in terms of embracing powerful young people with things to say.
When it comes to KG, his status and reputation as one of the east coast’s most formidable hip hop talents has long been set.

With hundreds of live shows under his belt, notable performances alongside artists including Lupe Fiasco, Black Milk and Ice Cube and the support from the likes of MTV, Triple J Unearthed, Triple J, Spotify and Channel V, KG’s grind has not gone unnoticed.
Generating discussion and momentum surrounding his 2018 singles ‘Black Boy’ and ‘Change’, KG has returned with the newest entry in his ever developing body of work, ‘COME ALONG’.

As with his previous work, KG uses his platform and craft to educate, encourage and uplift with ‘Come Along’, taken from his highly anticipated forthcoming EP. A fusion of clever production and forward thinking lyricism, KG proves once more that overcoming personal and societal obstacles is achievable with the right mindset and attitude.

Due for a mid year release, the forthcoming EP will explore his family’s history, apartheid in his birth country and the often polarising conversation about racism in Australia. KG intends his music to light a fire in the minds of young Australians and to get them thinking about the experiences of those around them.

KG’s connection with his African heritage and culture has always remained a strong one when it’s come to threading these influences through his music. His father, who was a freedom fighter alongside Nelson Mandela, passed down this sense of justice and drive in pushing for social equality and awareness of the issues that face young people in particular.

www.kgofficial.com.au
For MGMT enquiries, please contact carly@freedommusic.com.au

Unearthed in 2017

Spilt Milk

29 Oct 2017

Winner

KG

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A new artist on the Spilt Milk 2017 lineup?

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Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

26 Mar 2019

Triple J
40

KG delivering that constant positivity with impeccable tone.

KG delivering that constant positivity with impeccable tone.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

26 Mar 2019

Triple J
40

Great to be hearing new stuff from KG. He's sticking near and close to his roots. Each word delivered with empowerment.

Great to be hearing new stuff from KG. He's sticking near and close to his roots. Each word delivered with empowerment.

Review

Review by Hau Latukefu Hau Latukefu

18 Mar 2019

Triple J
35

"24/7, 365 / Gotta stay dreaming all the time..." Ain't that the truth.

"24/7, 365 / Gotta stay dreaming all the time..." Ain't that the truth.