Essential Reading : ONEFOUR

Wed 22 May

Get up to speed on Mount Druitt’s finest. Four Samoan-Australians who started making drill rap in a studio behind a fridge supply store—and are now Australia’s most successful hip-hop act.

ONEFOUR’s raw stories of crime, poverty and social dislocation have clocked over 500 million streams. Rap stars like A$AP Ferg and the Kid LAROI got behind them too. But their breakthrough was set back by controversy and police targeting.

We've rounded up an essential reading list for ONEFOUR die hards and brand new fans alike.

WATCH : 'Against All Odds', Netflix, 2023

READ : Beat Magazine's latest interview

“I’m not scared at all, to be honest. If I was worried about something, it’d be the show not going ahead, but I don’t see that happening with RISING,” he says. “We’ve only been able to dip and dive into a couple club shows and stuff like that, so we haven’t been able to put on an actual live show, a proper hour set, so when we announced that everyone was excited.”


LISTEN : New single 'Natural Habitat'

READ : GQ call ONEFOUR “Australia’s NWA”, 2020

“We grew up with our parents, our aunties, uncles and cousins in the choir. But we hated it, getting dragged to choir practice. It just wasn’t our thing, ya know. So we got out, started singing in the choir out on the streets.” – JM


READ : ONEFOUR interviews The Kid Laroi for VICE

ONEFOUR and The Kid Laroi have come up in the scene together. In this interview for VICE, they have “an honest conversation about what it means to make it, staying true to your artistry, the dark side of the internet, and how your experiences shape the music you're able to make.”

Read the interview

ONEFOUR : Sat 08 June — $79

Sydney’s drill superstars here to ignite Festival Hall for RISING, against the odds.

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