A.B. ORIGINAL was conceived when the two artists were invited to perform at triple j’s 40-year celebration, Beat The Drum, in January 2015. They produced a short but powerful set which also included the special performance of 'The Hunt’, a collaboration with the late Gurrummul, performed earlier on triple j’s live at the wireless. They write songs in the spirit of N.W.A and West Side Connection, while lyrically bringing attention to issues closer to home. Respectively coming from the Yorta Yorta and Ngarrindjeri tribes, Briggs and Trials are socially conscious outspoken Indigenous artists. They bring a new voice to Australian and indeed world-wide hip hop, as A.B. Original.
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