Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop


band members

Tasman Keith


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Website

Bio

From a young age, Gumbaynggirr man Tasman Keith has successfully told stories of his family and heritage through his passion for music. As the second eldest son of Aboriginal hip-hop pioneer, Wire MC, Tasman brings forward the next generation of his family through a fresh sound of hip-hop, R&B and new wave funk influences.

“Tasman has been surrounded by talent but has also inherited an ambition to represent strongly for the new generation of voices” – Sosefina Fuamoli, The AU Review

From working on underground releases since 2014, 2017 marked a major milestone for Tasman. Bursting onto the independent hip-hop scene with his debut studio single ‘Might Snap’, which received major rotation on FBi Radio and triple J unearthed, he also went on to begin the processes of compiling his debut studio EP. In between the release of Might Snap, Tasman had also featured as a guest artist on tracks such as the controversial Australia Day debate song ‘Change the Date’ with Thundamentals and Urthboy and he also featured on Omar Musa’s lead single for his album, ‘Assimilate’.

This also gave Tasman a platform for being a spokesperson of Indigenous issues alongside the likes of Briggs, A.B. Original and Birdz. Tasman also appeared on the Sydney Ideas Panel which was led by UK artist and writer Akala, which Tasman spoke on socially conscious themes within hip-hop music and how it can be a hidden context to what his music represents.

“Epitomising everything ‘dope’ about the newest generation of his culture” – Laura Morelli, SBS

As for 2018, Tasman has already made a major breakthrough for his music career, sharing the stage with highly regarded acts such as Caiti Baker, Birdz and also appearing during Briggs’ set at the 2018 Blue Mountains Music Festival. 2018 will also include the release of the young Bowraville local’s anticipated debut studio EP with a sound that will shock the music scene. Tasman Keith will undeniably be the future face of Australian hip-hop.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

18 May 2017

Triple J
40

Tasman ain't messing around with this one!

Tasman ain't messing around with this one!

Review

Review by Skank Skank

13 May 2017

50

HUGE tune - Tasman Keith is a beast. Caught his live performance of this track on NITV and it was just as large.

HUGE tune - Tasman Keith is a beast. Caught his live performance of this track on NITV and it was just as large.