If you’re a Hip Hop fan in Australia, you should by now know the name JK-47. Whether you know him as the 2020 Triple J Unearthed Artist of the Year, or from his jaw-dropping Like A Version where he put a fantastic twist on 'Changes' by 2Pac, you would already know that the talented Indigenous artist is a force to be reckoned with. It's no surprise to see acts like Illy, Chillinit, Allday, 360, Nerve and many more showing him love.
At the age of fourteen, JK-47 began writing rhymes and rapping. Over the years his name has become all too familiar, not just on home turf in the shire of Tweed, but also right across the Australian hip-hop landscape. His ability to put pen to pad & produce timeless lyrics, painting pictures with his music, is second to none.
Having already scored a triple j feature album with his stellar debut album ‘Made For This’, nominations for Best New Act at the 2021 Rolling Stone Awards and Acclaim Magazine Rookie of the Year, and being booked for festivals like BLUESFEST, Yours & Owls, Fresh Produce, Ability Fest and Adelaide Festival, you can’t deny JK-47 is well on the right path for a bright future. The man is on a mission to touch the hearts & minds of those not just his home country, but all around the world. A mission he will achieve.
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