It’s far too often that artists on the come-up don’t get the recognition they deserve, here are five underground Australian Hip-Hop songs that deserve more shine (Part 3).
VELLI – THEY WANNA KNOW
VELLI is one artist in Australia that’s severely underrated. With a confident and charismatic delivery on his new single They Wanna Know, the Queenslander is a natural on the mic, owning the trap-influenced beat from start to finish. They Wanna Know is a dynamic, gritty song that is already shortlisted as one of the best songs to come out of Australia in 2017.
VELLI is the man.
ZK KING – RESORT FONE
ZK king beautifully melds soul and Hip-Hop on her newest release, RESORT FONE. Smooth keys accompany ZK king as she toys with different flows and cadences throughout the five-minute track. Regardless to the fact that this is one of her first releases, the young artist has a talent and vibe that is welcomed into the Hip-Hop scene.
God, if you’re reading this, please set up a ZK king x Nasty Mars collaboration.
VIC AUGUST – TWITTER FINGERS (FT. LIKKLE JIMMY)
Darwin rapper Vic August has just dropped a new single Twitter Fingers, a RnB/new-age fusion that has Vic spitting melodic, auto-tuned bars over the pop-influenced beat. The young rapper has huge potential, and his versatility is magnified with Twitter Fingers, as he flaunts his ability to write and put together a well-rounded song with killer melodies.
With an EP currently in the works, expect to hear much more from Vic August soon.
LUCHII – NOBODY (FT. TOYOTOMI HIDEYOSHI)
Luchii is a talented producer coming out of Perth’s Home Baked crew. Often incorporating unique elements and instruments into his beats, Nobody is no different, with hypnotising strings ringing throughout the track. Young rapper Toyotomi Hideyoshi features on Nobody, with a commanding, amped-up tone that adds another dimension to the mesmerising production.
Both of these promising artists each have such unique styles, doing things that no one else is doing in Australia.
ISAAC PUERILE – STEVE IRWIN
West Sydney’s Isaac Puerile goes hard on a super-Australian trap banger, Steve Irwin. With a non-chalant flow that gives the beat room to be heard, Steve Irwin is a hyped song that you need in your pre-drinks playlist.
Puerile is doing something reminiscent of what makes fellow Sydney emcee Kash Kal so good, borrowing elements from Hip-Hop in the United States and unapologetically lending an Australian feel to it all.