Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop


Bio

The suburbs of Western Sydney is a melting pot of creatives and none have managed to break the mould like Kwame has in 2018. But first. Some history.

A chance meeting with A$AP Ferg two years ago confirmed the path he now treads and set the young hip-hop prodigy on a quest to empower others through music, just as he has been before. Piquing the early interest of industry with debut EP Lesson Learned and lead single ‘Friends’, Kwame’s first release saw him become one of the most played artists on triple j Unearthed.

A one year gap between releases allowed the young producer to refine his DIY production and prepare a mighty follow up. Bursting into 2018, Kwame returned with summer hip-hop anthem ‘WOW’ from his latest EP Endless Conversations. Written and produced by Kwame, the release propelled him into a triple j Unearthed Feature Artist spot, triple j rotation, multiple Spotify playlists and supports alongside heavyweights Migos, 6lack, AJ Tracey, Bliss n Eso and a national spot on the recent Peking Duk ‘Wasted’ tour.

Just as his ‘WOW’ lyrics attest “I don’t drink or ever smoke” the completely straight edge Kwame has strong convictions and big intentions. At just 21 years old, the Western Sydney-based writer, artist and producer is a triple threat. Now with over 1.6 million Spotify plays on ‘WOW’ in just a few months and a legion of growing fans, Kwame isn’t slowing down. He’s just taken out the winning spot on triple j’s Splendour in the Grass competition where he’ll perform on his biggest stage yet and has a few more surprises to announce before the year ends.

Unearthed in 2018

Splendour In The Grass

10 Jun 2018

Winner

Kwame

Kwame

Meet your Splendour champion

Kwame gonna make the amphitheater say 'wow'
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Review

Review by Liam Stapleton Liam Stapleton

05 Dec 2018

Triple J
50

This goes HAAAAAAAARD. Kwame, you're the man, what a jam!

This goes HAAAAAAAARD. Kwame, you're the man, what a jam!

Review

Review by Ben Harvey Ben Harvey

05 Dec 2018

Triple J
45

The single best thing about Kwame is you know he's just getting started and this is the tip of the ice burg! Exciting times. Bring on 2019.

The single best thing about Kwame is you know he's just getting started and this is the tip of the ice burg! Exciting times. Bring on 2019.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

03 Dec 2018

Triple J
50

Huge year for thatboykwame. How's he finish it? With a dynamite new track. A true artist - Kwame's following his own path and vision. He's not coveting big features on his tracks and this song's only a shade over 2 minutes long, but it all makes sense in the new Australian hip hop playbook. Kwame writes a new page with every new move he makes.

Huge year for thatboykwame. How's he finish it? With a dynamite new track. A true artist - Kwame's following his own path and vision. He's not coveting big features on his tracks and this song's only a shade over 2 minutes long, but it all makes sense in the new Australian hip hop playbook. Kwame writes a new page with every new move he makes.