Since landing a feature in ID magazine with the release of her independent debut mixtape PURPULARITY, alongside a host of national performances, things have been rapidly progressing for Sophiegrophy, the Nigerian born, New Zealand raised artist currently making massive strides in the world of New Wave Hip Hop & underground
Among the lead artists to emerge from Australia’s seminal WVS Hip Hop imprint, recently featured in the Spotify 'Starting Point' series with Acclaim and Complex AU as well as performing at Australia’s inaugural Rolling Loud Festival, Sophiegrophy has not only appeared on all the biggest national Hip Hop & Viral Chart playlists but in a multitude of her own genre defining trap anthems (“Bag”, “Fa$t Life”), and a slew of future-forward international club tracks such as Walker & Royce feature “All For The Gram”.
With her unique and charming aura, hard-working attitude and swag as fierce as they come, riding alongside her innate gift for genre-bending bars, Sophiegrophy has made also made a mark delivering hard-hitting cut-throat 16’s alongside melodic pop-inspired hooks ("Caution"). It’s her drive to experiment and push new ground that led her to collaborate with the next level studio creatives including Troye Sivan producer Jia Lih and Aus Hip Hop buzz-artist Kwame for her new joint “Rolls Royce”.
Sophiegrophy is this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist!
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
My music is about positive vibes and appreciating and understanding yourself. I developed my sound by discovering who I was and wanted to be as an artist. Understanding who i was as an artist helped create my sense of style and my own unique sound.
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
My greatest source of inspiration for my music is my family
What can punters expect from a Sophiegrophy live show?
A fun and inspiring show that isn’t about the segregation between the artist on stage and the audience watching but rather a show as a whole and everyone coming together
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
My Mum, she always tells me to treat everybody with one heart.
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
IM THE REALI$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