Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop


Sounds like

J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Chance The Rapper


band members

Philly - MC


Influences

2pac, J. Cole and Nelly


Unearthed artists we like

Birdz, Nooky, Kobie Dee


Bio

After some time away to breath and grow, Philly is BACK - better than ever! He is working with Briggs’ all Indigenous record label – Bad Apples Music. The young MC is determined to continue to use his voice to make change and inspire young people.

“Hey I feel like I woke up in a dream, – I’ve seen a real life and it aint what it seems, don’t wake me up now please let a brother sleep. Here’s where I wanna be so you know I gotta keep moving that’s the only option here, I came from the bottom, what I got to fear, I came from the bottom now I’m finally here”

WINNER – 2015 NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARDS, NEW TALENT OF THE YEAR

NOMINATED – 2015 THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA INDIGENOUS ARTIST OF THE YEAR

PHILLY, 25, was born in the golden era of hip-hop in 1991. By the age of four his older brothers had a huge collection and all he ever listened to was hip-hop. The first song he could remember was Naughty by Nature’s ‘Hip Hop Hooray’ – Philly’s destiny was set. He began writing rhymes, dubbing beats & rapping in public and soon became a hip-hop sensation with a big following of kids in his hometown Mildura; his traditional homeland down Swan Hill side near the banks of the mighty Murray River.

“I feel like I’m obligated to use my music to make change for the better and to use my craft to teach. Through music I have always wanted to voice my opinion; whether it be about Aboriginal issues or to bring positive messages for Aboriginal youth, I understand that I have been given an opportunity to inform.”

He won triple j’s Unearthed NIMA Competition in 2014 earning him a performance slot alongside Briggs & The Last Kinection. “I feel like I’m dreaming,” he said on the night. The following week his debut single We On shot to No.5 on iTunes Hip Hop charts.

He was the winner of the National Indigenous Music Awards ‘New Talent of the Year’ category the following year, he performed a breathtaking rendition of Bob Marley’s Three Little Bird for triple j’s Like a Version, and he released his first E.P – Dreamchaser.

Unearthed in 2014

NIMAs

11 Jul 2014

Winner

Philly

Philly

Congratulations to Philly

Phillip Murray aka Philly, is a 22 year old rapper from Mildura who's influenced by hip hop's 'Golden Era' and in particular the likes of Naughty by Nature.

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Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

05 Aug 2019

Triple J
40

Very stoked for some new music from the one and only Philly! Like how he keeps it so mellow throughout the track. It's a good bed for him to sing the praises for some deadly females.

Very stoked for some new music from the one and only Philly! Like how he keeps it so mellow throughout the track. It's a good bed for him to sing the praises for some deadly females.

Review

We On featuring Steven Motlop

Philly

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

12 Sep 2014

Triple J
40

This makes me feel like a trillion bucks.

This makes me feel like a trillion bucks.