After landing an artist feature in ID Magazine with the release of her debut mixtape (“PURPULARITY”, 2017), things have been rapidly progressing for Sophiegrophy - the Australian based, Nigerian born and New Zealand raised artist currently making massive strides in the world of New Wave Hip Hop & underground Club Culture. Ranked highly among the class of leading artists to emerge from Australia’s seminal WVS Hip Hop imprint, 2019 finds Sophiegrophy leveling up with appearances in Spotify’s 'Starting Point' series via Acclaim and Complex AU, NIKE’s A1 promotion (forthcoming), as well as holding solid positions in all the biggest national Hip Hop & Viral Chart playlists over a multitude of her own genre defining trap anthems (“Bag”, “Fa$t Life”) or features on a set of future-forward international club tracks (Walker & Royce “All For The Gram”, Taiki Nulight “Trip”). On the live front, Sophiegrophy demands audience attention on a host of performances including Australia’s inaugural Rolling Loud Festival, national The Grass is Greener and Festival X tours, as well as a headline set at Spotify’s debut A1 Live showcase in November 2019.
With a unique and charming aura, hard-working attitude and swag as fierce as they come, riding alongside her innate gift for genre-bending bars (Triple J Bars of Steel, YO! MTV Raps), Sophiegrophy has made as much a mark delivering hard-hitting cut-throat 16’s as melodic pop-inspired hooks. It’s her drive to experiment and push new ground that led her to collaborate with the next level studio creatives including Aus Hip Hop buzz-artist Kwame on “Rolls Royce". “American Honey” is the first single lifted from her forthcoming debut EP and finds Sophiegrophy return to the studio with Troye Sivan producer Jia Lih (previously collaborated on 2018’s “Caution”) on a release destined to break the mold of Australian hiphop artists.
Having recently signing with Australia’s renowned MAKER Agency for bookings (Tame Impala, What So Not), keep your eyes and ears peeled for Sophiegrophy as she begins to make an indelible mark on the international Hip Hop & Club circuit in 2020.
Sophiegrophy is this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist!
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
My music is about positive vibes and appreciating and understanding yourself. I developed my sound by discovering who I was and wanted to be as an artist. Understanding who i was as an artist helped create my sense of style and my own unique sound.
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
My greatest source of inspiration for my music is my family
What can punters expect from a Sophiegrophy live show?
A fun and inspiring show that isn’t about the segregation between the artist on stage and the audience watching but rather a show as a whole and everyone coming together
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
My Mum, she always tells me to treat everybody with one heart.
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
IM THE REALI$T
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Let you down Peking duk
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
Air wolf ‘Blazin’
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
Fomo Festival, it was absolutely amazing
Tell us about the bands or people in the Melbourne music community that inspire you.
Every artist in Melbourne and the whole of Australia is an inspiration.
What are your plans for 2017?
My plans for 2017 to release more musicView Profile Hide Interview