KG + Band
Music, Performance Art
ABOUT THE ARTIST
For South African born, Canberra hip-hop artist, KG, his craft isn’t just about making music that pops, it is much larger than this immediate effect. With his inspired rhymes and impassioned delivery, KG is speaking up for those in his community who cannot. An emerging voice encouraging positivity and progression on a personal level, on a societal level and on a musical tip, KG looks directly at a diversifying Australian music scene - that still has some ways to go in terms of embracing powerful young people with things to say.With hundreds of live shows under his belt, notable performances alongside artists including Lupe Fiasco, Black Milk and the support from the likes of MTV, Triple J Unearthed, Triple J, Spotify and Channel V, KG’s grind has not gone unnoticed.Generating discussion and momentum surrounding his 2018 singles ‘Black Boy’ and ‘Change’, KG has returned with the newest entry in his ever developing body of work, ‘COME ALONG’. As with his previous work, KG uses his platform and craft to educate, encourage and uplift with ‘Come Along’, taken from his highly anticipated forthcoming EP. A fusion of clever production and forward thinking lyricism, KG proves once more that overcoming personal and societal obstacles is achievable with the right mindset and attitude. KG's debut EP explores his family’s history, apartheid in his birth country and the often polarising conversation about racism in Australia. KG’s connection with his African heritage and culture has always remained a strong one when it comes to threading these influences through his music. His father, who was a freedom fighter alongside Nelson Mandela, passed down this sense of justice and drive in pushing for social equality and awareness of the issues that face young people in particular.
4:10 pm - 5:00 pm | Soul Defender Stage