Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop


Sounds like

Isaiah Rashad, J Cole, Childish Gambino


band members

Requiem (vox)


Influences

Kendrick Lamar, A Tribe Called Quest, Ghetts


Website

www.requiemhiphop.com

Bio

Melbourne based artist Requiem has seen local hip hop evolve over the past 20 years. He first started to make a name for himself in the mid-2000s after pioneers the Hilltop Hoods broke through and introduced the Australian sound to the masses.

After performing live in the smoke-filled pubs and clubs of mid-2000s Melbourne, he flew north to the tropical city of Darwin in 2011 where he spent the next six years maturing and finding his sound. This journey was documented in his critically acclaimed album Louvres in 2015 (4/5 stars, Herald Sun). The next year Requiem returned to Melbourne and has put out a string of well-received singles, including grime track Match Fit produced by ex-Thundamentals collaborator Poncho.

The 32-year-old MC has now released his heavy-hitting new single Jean Luc, produced by HFNR. The song reflects on being an older artist still making music among a new crop of MCs. The title is a reference to French film director Jean Luc Godard, who created the "new wave" of cinema, a term artists now use to describe the current hip hop generation. Jean Luc showcases Requiem’s energetic flow and wordplay, staking his claim as an originator and one of the country's most exciting talents.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

22 Jun 2018

Triple J
35

plenty right about this from requiem. needs to be ramped up a touch but that chorus is tuff and the production is dangerous.

plenty right about this from requiem. needs to be ramped up a touch but that chorus is tuff and the production is dangerous.

Review

Review by Helena Ho Helena Ho

20 May 2019

35

*Tyres screech*
What an absolute mammoth, unapologetic track. That HFNR-produced beat is huge, and your flow over this is effortless.

*Tyres screech*
What an absolute mammoth, unapologetic track. That HFNR-produced beat is huge, and your flow over this is effortless.

Review

Review by Helena Ho Helena Ho

22 Jun 2018

35

Chant-along chorus meets some hard-hitting production (S/O to Poncho on the beat). Taking absolutely no prisoners here!

Chant-along chorus meets some hard-hitting production (S/O to Poncho on the beat). Taking absolutely no prisoners here!