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Genre

Hip Hop


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hip hop


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Tasman Keith


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Bio

From a young age, Gumbaynggirr man, Tasman Keith, has been compelled to continue
the great traditions of his people by telling stories through music. As the son of Aboriginal
hip-hop pioneer, Wire MC; Tasman bring forward the next generation of his family,
delivering a powerful message through a unique sound of hip-hop, R&B and neo-funk.
“Tasman Keith represents the strength in talent pushing the wave of Australian hip hop
into new territory” – Sosefina Fuamoli, The AU Review
2018 exhibited a big year for Tasman with the release of his debut studio EP, Mission
Famous which was recorded in Skinnyfish Music’s Studio G. Teaming up with ARIA
nominated producer James Mangohig and Bad Apples Music’s own Nooky, Tasman
was able to present a coherent story inspired by his community of Bowraville. Collectively
racking in over 165k streams on Spotify, the lead single My Pelopolees became staple
hit, along with Divided being featured on Apple Music’s hip-hop playlist The New
Australia and Mission Famous earning a high-rotation spot on triple j and Spotify
playlist All Aussie Hip-Hop.
“Tasman's EP is powerful, and this is a fantastic moment off of it” - Nick Findlay, triple j
Between the release of his EP, Tasman managed to make major prominence in the scene,
co-headlining the Sydney Opera House with fellow Indigenous rapper Dobby. He also
found the time to travel along the east-coast of Australia on his first headline tour, The
Mission Famous Tour, and appeared at Barunga Festival in the Northern Territory.
Previously sharing the stage with renown Australian artists such as A.B. Original, Briggs,
Birdz, Omar Musa and Caiti Baker, Tasman was lucky enough to end the year opening
for Royce da 5’9” (Bad Meets Evil, Slaughterhouse) at Manning Bar.
Tasman echoes the powerful message he presents in his music, using his platform to be a
powerful voice for social justice and Indigenous issues. Using hip-hop as an important
medium, Tasman gears up for bigger opportunities to further his music in 2019. Venturing
into sounds that will rattle the music scene, this will lead Tasman Keith to be cemented
as the future face and voice of hip-hop in Australia.

Unearthed in 2019

Laneway Festival

30 Dec 2018

Winner

Tasman Keith

Tasman Keith

Review

Review by Bryce Mills Bryce Mills

28 Mar 2019

Triple J
45

Just heard this one on Unearthed radio and now I need a lie down

Just heard this one on Unearthed radio and now I need a lie down

Review

Review by Hau Latukefu Hau Latukefu

18 Feb 2019

Triple J
40

That Papertoy and Tasman chemistry is getting scary. This tune is a must. COOOOLD.

That Papertoy and Tasman chemistry is getting scary. This tune is a must. COOOOLD.

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

01 Feb 2019

Triple J
45

woooooooooooooooah this is my fave from you so far!

woooooooooooooooah this is my fave from you so far!