Bad Apples Music Artist
As a proud Butchulla man raised in Katherine N.T., Birdz is renowned for his unique brand of hard-hitting Hip Hop embodying strong messages of hope and self-determination. Signed to Bad Apples Music, Birdz is one of the label’s most established artists with a consistent track record of excellent releases.
The unapologetic rapper’s debut album ‘Train Of Thought (2017) was received with critical acclaim and deservedly won the Australian Independent Record Label Associations – Best Independent Hip Hop Album, was shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize, Nominated for Music Victoria’s Best Hip Hop Album and was loved by community radio and digital service providers nationally.
In 2019, Birdz released his critically acclaimed project, Place Of Dreams, which featured the likes of Ecca Vandal and Moju, and earned the rising songwriter a nomination for the Corner Hotel Artist Of The Year award, a national tour in support of renowned rapper, Seth Sentry, high rotation on triple j, and a publishing deal with Bad Apples / SonyATV that has since secured songwriting placements in film and TV.
Last year, Birdz released his widely lauded single, ‘Bagi-La-M Bargan feat. Fred Leone’, which was voted as #30 on triple j’s Hottest 100. The track was instantly added to triple j and supported across various community radio stations such as FBi Radio, Syn FM, Radio Adelaide, Triple R, Koori Radio, PBS Radio and Double J. Bagi-La-M Bargan scored placement on Spotify’s Front Left, A1, Fresh Finds: Hip Hop, Blak Australia, Deadly Beats and The Local List as well as Apple Music’s Vibe, Alt Rap and New Fire playlists. Continuing to be a strong favourite on all streaming platforms, the song has now surpassed a million streams on Spotify alone.
2021 has already seen BIRDZ; Collab with Missy Higgins for a very special performance on ABC’s the Set, appear as a featured artist on the RAP IT UP documentary series that is being hosted by triple j and abc i-view, be the face of a nation-wide ‘Strong Mob’ health campaign, and release his ‘Fly’ single featuring Ngaiire which was instantly added to high rotation on triple j.
Possessing a relentless passion and commitment to his craft, Birdz continues to dominate stages across the country with an explosive live show, solidifying a loyal and growing fan base. Sharing the stage with high profile acts such as J.I.D., Sampa The Great, Loyle Carner, Seth Sentry, Briggs and the Thundamentals, whilst also enthralling audiences at popular festivals such as Woodford, St Kilda Festival, The Hills Are Alive and Groovin’ The Moo.
Birdz is currently in the studio with long time collaborator and friend, Trials (A.B.Original) working on his second full-length album, which is scheduled for release in the final quarter of 2021 via Bad Apples Music.