There's so much talent going around in the hip-hop scene in Australia - and it's not just the dudes representing us on a global scale. Tkay Maidza and Sampa The Great are getting the attention of hip-hop fans all across the world, and for good reason. They're dropping some of the most exciting tunes on the planet, with Australia definitely punching above their weight with the amount of great hip-hop/rap we're producing.
If you're wanting to listen to some more great rappers coming out of Australia, or are just looking for some new fire, then we've got you covered. Here are some names you'll want to be keeping an eye on - they've all got some serious skills. Whatever type of hip-hop/rap you're into - classic rap, dance beats or something in between, Australian rappers are making it. It's about time you got acquainted with tomorrow's stars, who are making it happen today.
Straight outta Western Sydney, A.Girl brings the confidence on every verse she drops. Her latest track, Lola, features production from Taka Perry and will get you moving.
Lola is A.Girl's alter-ego, but as the track goes on, we get a look at both Lola and A.Girl. She's able to be both in-your-face and vulnerable, and that's what makes her music so exciting.
Earlier this year, Brisbane rapper Unamii teamed up with fellow Brisbanite DAU DAU on the track Showtime, and it nearly blew up our speakers.
They're both part of the SWISH Music crew, and we're in awe of everything to do with this track. They trade bars over some boom bap production, and the video is world-class (Australian rap music videos have levelled up in 2020).
If you try and step to either Unamii or DAU DAU, they'll rap rings around you, and stick a little bow on your forehead. Why would you want to try it on?
Spicy by name, spicy by nature. That's the best way we can describe Melbourne artist Kobi Spice. Her collab with Adrian Swish, Spicy, proves she's "got that spice".
If you want to get inspired to go chase your next dream (or you just want to feel like a boss), then Kobi Spice's music is perfect. Spicy is the perfect hype-up anthem for a night out on the town.
Kymie wants you to know that if she's putting time into you, then you better not mess around. She's got business and street smarts, and you better be putting your best foot forward.
Her track Drop It Down, released earlier this year, explains this in clear detail. If you don't have the skills to back up your words, then close your mouth. Kymie doesn't want to hear it.
Melbourne's Clariyah Bo$$ has some of the best bars in the country, full stop. Her latest track, BVNTA, is a straight flex. If we could rap like this, we'd be showing it off too.
If you're talking about who's got the best flow in Australia, then Clariyah has to be in the conversation. It's that simple. Don't believe us? Listen to BVNTA. You'll see what we mean.
POOKIE might only have one track out at the moment, but it's already got people talking. Tuesday is a tribute to the western suburbs of Melbourne - POOKIE is a Footscray local, and proud of it.
Just don't disturb her and her gang, because she doesn't have time for it. All we need now is more music, and hopefully it's not too far away.
Part of the No One Network (one of Australia's best rap collectives), Brisbane-based rapper Lauren. is a Bad Ass with a capital B. Her latest track, Work For The Money, mixes some serious swagger with a dance beat that'll get you moving around your lounge room.
It's yet another track from Lauren. that's marked her as one of Australia's most exciting rappers, and someone that knows exactly what she's worth. If you're not feeling better about yourself after listening to Work For The Money, then you're lying.
It might be called American Honey, but Sophiegrophy's single from earlier this year is straight out of Australia. It's all about dreaming big and going after what you want, rather than reducing yourself for those around you.
Sophiegrophy's able to mix infectious hooks with bars that'll make you feel invincible - there's something for everyone. She knows how to write a song that'll draw you in, and then drop some atomic bars on you once the hook fades.
Miss Blanks is one of the more established names on this list, but it's not a list about the best rappers in Australia without them on it. Don't believe us? Check out Tommy below.
It's a track that's got global ambitions, straight out of Brisbane. It's a tribute to Tommy Hilfiger, and it'll get your blood pumping. Miss Blanks has bars for days, and the attitude to match.
Perth-based Hoodzy's second single, Hardcase, is as clear as day. She might not be old enough to drink yet, but that doesn't mean she won't press your neck if you try and stop her rise to the top.
Something about Hoodzy's music feels like a throwback to the golden era of hip-hop. Her beats are straight to the point, and so are her bars. She's chasing her dream, and nothing's going to stop her. If you ask us, it's only a matter of time before she's a household name.