Gifted with a rapid-fire, melodic delivery and an uncompromising sense of justice, the outspoken rapper (and NAIDOC Artist Of The Year 2018) has brought his considerable powers to bear on systemic racism. Vital, vitriolic, and tons of fun, Briggs is a must-see.
Premiered via Complex, “Place of Dreams” showcases Birdz commanding lyricism and smooth hip-hop flow. Swiftly added to rotation on triple j, the track tells a tale of limitations laid down by others and ultimately having the strength to believe in oneself – featuring powerhouse vocals from Ecca Vandaland masterful production from Trials. The first of many releases to come in 2019 from the Bad Apples music roster, “Place of Dreams” solidifies Birdz’ impeccable and authentic talent, as one of the country’s most exciting hip-hop acts.
Since his debut record Train of Thought was released in 2017, Birdz has garnered national fandom from his peers and industry alike, gaining support across community radio, triple j and triple j unearthed for his honest words and raw perspective on prolific social issues. Awarded Best Independent Hip Hop Album at the 2018 AIR Awards, Birdz’ burgeoning popularity has seen him take the stage with the likes of Briggs, Sampa The Great, Loyle Carner, The Funkoars, and Thundamentals, while also igniting crowds across Woodford, Sprung Festival, The Hills Are Alive, St Kilda Festival, Groovin the Moo and this year’s Bad Apples showcase at Melbourne’s CHANGES Music Industry Summit.
Having already caught the attention of the nation, the “Place of Dreams” tour is the chance for fans to experience Birdz’s fervent passion and powerful word-play in the live domain, declaring 2019 the year of Bad Apples music takeover. Lyrically compelling and incredibly talented, don’t miss your chance to catch a true icon of Australian hip-hop in the making when he heads to Sydney and Melbourne in 2019.