Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop


band members

Ziggy Ramo


Influences

Charlie Perkins, Gary Foley , Scott Fatnowna


Website

soundcloud.com/ziggyramo

Bio

"Ziggy's going straight to the jugular… He's not saying shit you don't know. He's telling you stuff you know, and if you feel weird about that, that's on you." – Remi

“My new favourite rapper” - Kehlani

To say Ziggy Ramo’s voice is an important one in the Australian hip hop scene would be a gross understatement – over a very short period it’s become as integral as peers like Briggs and Remi. At a time when artists like A.B. Original are (quite rightly) swinging sledgehammers in their efforts to expose Indigenous issues in this country, Ziggy is right there beside them with a cut-throat razor, slicing deep into the heart of race relations in modern Australia.

Over the last year, the 24-year-old Sydney-based artist has risen from “emerging” to “established” with his insightful, emotional and arresting debut EP Black Thoughts, quickly followed by the powerful single, ‘Black Face’. With a style that owes itself more to the Golden Era of hip hop than the glossy, over-produced, auto-tuned “rap gods” of today, Ziggy’s scything flow, effortlessly combined with a politically-charged focus, puts him in a league of his own.

Growing up in remote Arnhem Land, regional NSW, Sydney and Perth and with family connections in Far North Queensland, his voice whether through music or public speaking, addresses the silenced injustices of Aboriginal Australia as well as other social issues. Lyrically influenced by artists such as Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Lauryn Hill and Common, along with activists like Charlie Perkins, Gary Foley and Adam Goodes, Ziggy finds passion in giving voice to issues affecting those often unheard.

Tipped by triple j Unearthed Artist To Watch in 2017, you’ll get the chance when he begins the next phase of the Ziggy journey – that is, in the live arena. With the live act, featuring his production partner in crime JCAL on the drums, Ziggy is only just getting warmed up, and he’s about to change the face of what it means to be a hip hop artist in Australia right now.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

09 Feb 2019

Triple J
45

Young. Gifted. Black
I'm continuously inspired by Ziggy Ramo. A powerful and empowering artist who keeps stepping up his game with every track that drops.

Young. Gifted. Black
I'm continuously inspired by Ziggy Ramo. A powerful and empowering artist who keeps stepping up his game with every track that drops.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

30 Jan 2019

Triple J
40

Ziggy Ramo drops this one and fittingly sounds as commanding as a king! Hail!

Ziggy Ramo drops this one and fittingly sounds as commanding as a king! Hail!

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

25 Jan 2019

Triple J
50

Fk YES, Ziggy! Setting it straight, loud and proud. Every word comes with importance and truth. This will always be Indigenous land. I hope everyone gets the opportunity to listen to this.
"I'm proud to be black, proud of the fact we're the oldest people on the map. And they try to move our history, how fucked up is that".

Fk YES, Ziggy! Setting it straight, loud and proud. Every word comes with importance and truth. This will always be Indigenous land. I hope everyone gets the opportunity to listen to this.
"I'm proud to be black, proud of the fact we're the oldest people on the map. And they try to move our history, how fucked up is that".