This week on The Culture, we’re talking about the young Kamilaroi kid from Waterloo, New South Wales, who this week topped the US Billboard charts. His name is The Kid LAROI, and his album 'F*ck Love' is taking the world by storm.
He dropped his debut EP at 14, was mentored by the likes of Juice WRLD at 15, and signed an international deal at 16. He’s collaborated with Miley Cyrus and his most recent single 'Stay', features one of the biggest pop stars in the world, Justin Beiber.
The success of his album makes him the first Australian-born solo artist to top the chart since Sia in 2014, and the first Indigenous Australian artist to top the chart - ever.
So this begs the question, where are the headlines? Why aren't Australian media outlets falling over themselves to cover one of the most exciting musical acts to come out of the country in years?
To talk about why Australia seems to be playing catch up, I'm joined by Hau Latukefu, a pioneer of the Australian hip hop scene. As part of the duo Koolism, he won the first ever ARIA for Best Urban Release and has gone on to mentor many hip hop artists in the industry today.
Guest: Hau Latukefu
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