317: The Best of 2019 - Briggs

Briggs is an Indigenous Australian rapper, actor, comedian, and record label owner from Shepparton, Victoria. 

From his breakout album in 2009, Briggs has gone on to dominate the hip hop scene here and abroad. 

He’s released four solo albums, as well as the landmark “Reclaim Australia” with AB Original - an album that spoke volumes to the conversation about race relations in our country. 

A.B. Original were recently crowned APRA’s 2018 Songwriters of the Year and in 2017 won the ARIAs for Best Independent Release and Best Urban Album and Triple J’s J Award for Album of the Year for their album Reclaim Australia.

He’s an actor - featuring in Cleverman, Black Comedy and The Weekly - and also a highly regarded comedy writer, most notably working with Matt Groening on his series Disenchantment. 

Briggs' single “Life Is Incredible” is a shot to the gut aimed at life expectancy of Indigenous Australians compared to the rest of the population. 

Like all great artists - he performs to the top of his intelligence at all times. And as Briggs is a very, very smart man - that makes him a force of nature. 

Briggs is also a legit coffee nerd, so there’s a fair chunk of solid coffee talk at the top that will impress anyone who weighs their beans. 

@briggs on twitter and @senatorbriggs on IG to let him know you heard him here. 

Enjoy this conversation with Briggs. 


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