A.B. Original

Indigenous Australian hip hop duo A.B. Original is the collaboration of Briggs and Trials. Their musical style is inspired by the likes of N.W.A and Westside Connection however their lyrics bring attention to political issues.

Discography

Reclaim Australia
2016
A.B. Original

A.B. Original absolutely dominated last night’s AIR Awards

Following a year of complete dominance over the airwaves with their brilliant, outspoken debut album Reclaim Australia, A.B. Original have continued their hot streak by taking home all five of...

A.B. Original release powerful single about police brutality and racial profiling

A.B. ORIGINAL have released a video for their new single, ‘Report The Mist’, the fourth and final single from their debut record Reclaim Australia. It’s an impassioned statement about the...

Watch Paul Kelly, Dan Sultan and A.B. Original pay tribute to the iconic Archie Roach

Monday night’s APRA awards saw plenty of winners, with Flume getting three nods and D.D. Dumbo taking out the Song of the Year with ‘Satan’ off his 2016 debut LP,...

A.B. Original cap off a huge 25th anniversary WOMADelaide lineup

The Adelaide gig that also doubles as the rightfully-titled “World’s Festival”, WOMADelaide is back to celebrate its 25th year and has pulled together another brilliant lineup of acts for the...

A.B. Original Claim Highest Local Debut On ARIA Album Chart

A.B. Original, the protest band we both need and deserve, have nabbed the highest local debut on the ARIA Albums Chart this week. The duo, which is made up of...

A.B. Original Drop And Thelma Plum Drop ‘I C U’, Their Fierce Sequel To ‘January 26’

With the sounds of their immediately-iconic protest record Reclaim Australia still ringing in our ears, rap duo A.B. Original have just dropped a clip for new single ‘I C U’...

A.B. Original Are Almost Done With Their Second Album Already

Briggs and Trials dropped their eagerly anticipated first album as A.B. Original last week. The album, Reclaim Australia, has already received widespread praise as a vital powerhouse of a debut...

Triple J Veteran Leads The Call To Make A.B. Original Top Hottest 100

A triple j veteran has called on listeners to send ‘January 26’ A.B. Original’s fiery collaboration with Dan Sultan to the top spot of the national youth broadcaster’s annual Hottest...

A.B. Original & Dan Sultan Drop Powerful Anti-Australia Day Anthem ‘January 26’

A.B. Original, the collaborative project between NIMA Award winner Briggs and ARIA Award-winning producer Trials (Drapht, Illy, Hilltop Hoods), have just unveiled their latest single, the biting anti-Australia Day anthem...

Australian band Cub Sport onstage

5 Australian bands using their music to actually make a difference

There are times when the world can feel like a pretty awful and unforgiving place. It can seem like every time you turn on the TV, there are people promoting...

The Killers play to a festival crowd

Which Australian city has the best music festivals?

We love a camping festival as much as the next person, but sometimes you just want to soak up a bunch of music in the city without having to pile...

Yours and Owls Festival

Yours & Owls festival adds 30+ names to its awesome lineup

Yours & Owls festival already had us impressed enough the first time we saw it, with huge names like At The Drive In, The Presets, SAFIA, Dune Rats and Illy...

Caiti Baker and Baker Boy

Baker Boy and Caiti Baker clean up at the NT Song of the Year awards

Emerging rapper Baker Boy continued his hot streak over the weekend at the NT Song of the Year awards, picking up not only the best urban/hip hop release for his...

This year’s NIMA awards are bringing a stack of great acts to Darwin

The National Indigenous Music Awards have scored an absolutely killer lineup this year, with the announcement that the duo behind one of 2016’s best records, A.B. Original, will be leading...

Dance fest Subsonic adds some of Australia’s best hip hop talent to the bill

Subsonic was already shaping up very nicely indeed for 2017, with a lineup bulging at the seams with local and international talent, but we’ll certainly never complain about getting acts...