Born and raised in Shepparton, square in the floodplains of Victoria’s North East rivers, It has taken Briggs no less than a decade to make his mark as one of the country’s most diverse talents in media, music and comedy.
Starting from home with his break-out rap album ‘Homemade Bombs’ in 2009, radio-play and international touring soon followed. From here, Briggs quickly joined the vast number of his Yorta Yorta countrymen and women to have infiltrated the mainstream Australian psyche – as either sports superstars, writers, activists, politicians, preachers and musicians.
Much like his people, Briggs casts a wide net in his creative pursuits. From an ARIA-dominating rap career, to the regular stints in LA writing rooms, to his most recent role as founder and director of his own Indigenous hip hop record label, Bad Apples Music.
With a long list of mixtape and cypher appearances, three solo albums, and 2017’s multi-award winning A.B Original record ‘Reclaim Australia’ – Briggs has for many years been a household name for his music alone.
Album number four spells a return to where it all started, after a brief studio sabbatical to spend time touring alongside the likes Ice Cube, Ice T, 50 Cent, The Hilltop Hoods and Paul Kelly – as well as his on-screen work (Black Comedy, The Other Guy, Cleverman, The Weekly) – and of course his off-screen work as a show writer for American TV icon Matt Groening’s new Netflix series Enchanted.
While it has been some years since we saw an album with just Briggs on the cover, his music can be likened to a fine wine – in that white people always appreciate a bit of ageing before opening the seal.
“It’s been a long time between drinks in regards to a solo release from myself – but rest assured, like a fine wine, white people love me.” – Briggs
Briggs - Shadows ft. Troy Cassar-Daly Live on The Sound