Adam Briggs, also known by the stage name Briggs, is an Australian rapper, lyricist, hip hop artist, writer and actor. He is an Indigenous Australian of the Yorta Yorta people.
Briggs has released an independent EP,Homemade Bombs (2009), and two albums, The Blacklist (2010) and Sheplife (2014) through the Hilltop Hoods imprint ‘Golden Era Records’, in addition to appearances on songs with other artists, such as the Hilltop Hoods, Funkoars, Drapht and The Last Kinection. In the live arena, he has supported international artists such as Ice Cube, KRS-One, Ghostface Killah,Yelawolf, Xzibit. and Pharoahe Monch. ‘Bad Apples’, Briggs’s 2nd single reached #87 on Triple J’s Hottest 100. In 2015, Briggs founded his own record label, Bad Apples Music, for emerging Aboriginal hip-hop artists. The label is also home to A.B. Originals, a joint project with Briggs and Trials from the Funkoars.
Adam can be seen regularly on The Weekly Show with Charlie Pickering as the show’s Indigenous Correspondent and he was a writer and main cast member on the second series of Black Comedy (Scarlett Pictures/ ABC). He is currently developing a semi-autobiographical tv series as well as a documentary feature. Adam had an ongoing role in the new 8 part series Cleverman for Goalpost Pictures/ABC, with directors Wayne Blair & Leah Purcell and has also just completed filming on the feature film Spin Out .
In 2015, Briggs won Album of the Year and was nominated for Artist of the Year and Best Song at the National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMA), Best Male Artist and Best Regional Act at the Music Victoria Awards and is a finalist in The Australian Performing Rights Association (APRA) Professional Development Awards.
Previous awards and nominations include the Best New Talent award at the 2014 National Indigenous Music Awards, two Deadly Awards nominations: Best Single in 2011 (“The Wrong Brother) and Hip-hop Artist of the Year for 2012.
As of 2012, Briggs has been the recipient of two Deadly Awards nominations: “Best Single” in 2011 (“The Wrong Brother)and “Hip-hop Artist of the Year” for 2012.
Briggs received the “Best New Talent” award at the 2014 National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMA).