Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop, Pop


Sounds like

ama lou, noname, chance the rapper


Website

www.nardean.com

Bio

Born into an Egyptian family and raised in Sydney’s west, Nardean began her musical exploration at the age of 22. As a consequence of growing up within a culture that did not support the notion of a woman becoming a musician - let alone a genre bending, thought provoking, ass shaking contemporary hip hop artist - she was forced to overcome some serious obstacles in her journey.

After a few short years of exploring her voice, Nardean has cemented herself as a force to be reckoned with in the Australian Hip Hop scene. Traversing rap, singing and poetry, her music is an eclectic mix of heartfelt lyricism and honest self reflection, contrasted with queen anthems and middle finger raising bangers.

Nardean has coined the term “post hop” to describe her style. She is heavily influenced by hip hop, while also drawing on elements of neo-soul, electronica, glitch and RnB. She sits in a pocket of the musical realm that is mostly uncharted, yet buzzing and burgeoning.

She released her debut record “Creatress” in 2019. This record saw her receive national airplay, numerous Spotify and Apple Music playlists, as well as being selected to showcase at BIGSOUND 2018.

Nardean is ready to unleash her second EP, with funding and support from both CreateNSW and Campbelltown Art Centre’s new initiative “Conscious.”

A warm presence, a commanding magnetism and the occasional giggling fit ensure that Nardean will continue to captivate audiences, while contributing significantly to the changing face of Australian music.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

13 Jan 2021

Triple J
40

it's peaceful and chilled but nardean makes her point without messing around, a real good mix!

it's peaceful and chilled but nardean makes her point without messing around, a real good mix!

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

11 Dec 2020

Triple J
40

It's serenity straight up with Nardean when she's in this soulful zone.

It's serenity straight up with Nardean when she's in this soulful zone.

Review

Review by Ilai Swindells Ilai Swindells

20 May 2020

Triple J
50

Holy Wow, Let me start by saying this is my First 5 Star rating and it ain't hard to tell why this is so damn deserving. Nardean, you absolute Queen, 'aux cord' is perfection and the sound I live for. From the way you uniquely drop truth bombs, personal anecdotes, yet still managing to pepper in your culture without being preachy! All squeezed into this Neo-soul, R&B, Hip Hop...

Holy Wow, Let me start by saying this is my First 5 Star rating and it ain't hard to tell why this is so damn deserving. Nardean, you absolute Queen, 'aux cord' is perfection and the sound I live for. From the way you uniquely drop truth bombs, personal anecdotes, yet still managing to pepper in your culture without being preachy! All squeezed into this Neo-soul, R&B, Hip Hop ear worm. You're in a league of your own, I'd put this up there with the likes of Miss Lauyrn Hill & The Queen of Neo-Soul herself Erykah Badu and our own Sampa The Great. Keep thriving x

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