Briggs

Briggs is an Indigenous Australian rapper, comedy writer and actor. He is also one half of hip hop duo A.B. Original.

Briggs and Courtney Barnett

Briggs and Courtney Barnett discuss what it’s like being a divisive artist: “I’m used to death threats”

There are few artists in the country who can claim to be as divisive as Briggs, whose work championing issues regarding racism and prejudice in Australia has made him, in...

Briggs has an alternative to the Labor Party’s whitewashed jobs ad

A.B. Original’s Briggs has done exactly what we expected him to do in his short time on ABC’s news-ish show The Weekly: get stuck into people about Indigenous issues just...

Briggs and Trials play a bunch of free gigs this weekend – from the back of a truck

We’re all for unique performances spaces, but this weekend’s sets from Briggs and Trials (along with the rest of their Bad Apples Music signees) are definitely up there, seeing them...

Briggs and a host of Indigenous artists slam changes to copyright in Australia

With artists already finding it tough enough to earn money from their careers, copyright is a fiercely-debated topic at the best of times – let alone when a Governmental body...

Briggs’ Record Label Is Throwing A Huge ‘Reclaim Australia Day’ Party

It’s become one of the most divisive days of the year, and with frequent calls to change the date lead by artists such as Briggs and Trials of A.B. Original,...

Briggs, Thelma Plum & More Call Out Aussie Footballer For Racist Costume

Rugby player Fabian Natoli took to Instagram yesterday with a photo of himself dressed up as an Indigenous Australian holding what appears to be a jerry can full of petrol....

Briggs, Tkay Maidza & More Join Huge Face The Music Lineup

Not only will the 2016 iteration of Melbourne’s national music conference Face The Music feature live music for the first time, but the list of speakers and performers is getting out of...

Briggs Reckons Triple J Should Change The Hottest 100 Date

Having recently unveiled the powerful music video for their fiery anti-Australia Day anthem ‘January 26’, the members of A.B. Original, Briggs and Trials, have responded to the campaign to change...

Briggs Hits Out At Flight Facilities’ Hugo Over Blackface Comments

Briggs has always been one to take a strong stand on Indigenous issues, and Flight Facilities are the latest artists to catch his ire, after one half of the duo Hugo...

Briggs & Newcomer Gawurra Win Big At NIMAs

After much anticipation the 2016 National Indigenous Music Awards winners have been announced, with the likes of Gurrumul Yunupingu, Briggs, and newcomer Gawurra taking home the night’s biggest awards. For...

Briggs Has Beef With Andrew Bogut, Toadie Breaks It Up

Twitter has once again served as the battleground for another entertainment world beef, this time drawing combatants from the world of music, sport, and television. A feud that erupted between...

Briggs Visits Aussie Kids Living In Juvenile Detention In Powerful Doco

Homegrown hip-hop talent Briggs recently took a visit to the Reiby Juvenile Justice Centre in New South Wales, a detention facility for young A-class offenders just on the outskirts of...

Briggs Cops Abusive Voicemail After Shaming Racist Football Club

Whilst you’d think someone would’ve learnt a thing or two from the controversy that unfolded back in February after a photo surfaced of two Victorian men donning blackface whilst attending...

Let Briggs Explain The ‘Invasion Vs Discovery’ Debate For You

For those of you who don’t remember, we capped off March in spectacularly disheartening fashion after Sydney’s Daily Telegraph accused the University of NSW of “whitewashing” Australian history. Apparently, the...

Let Briggs School You On Why The Aussie Constitution Is Actually Pretty Racist

Briggs has made the transition from talented local emcee to talented local comedian (in addition to being a talented local emcee) so seamlessly you’d swear it was just something he...