Adam Briggs

Adam Briggs

Briggs is an Australian rapper, lyricist, hip hop artist, writer, presenter and actor. He is an Indigenous Australian of the Yorta Yorta people.

Briggs became well known as a solo rapper before co-founding the hip hop duo A.B. Original in 2016. In the live arena, he has supported international artists such as 50 Cent, Ice Cube, Ice-T and KRS-One and worked with The Hilltop Hoods, Midnight Oil, Paul Kelly and Henry Rollins. A.B. Original were recently crowned APRA’s 2018 Songwriters of the Year and in 2017 won the ARIAs for Best Independent Release and Best Urban Album and Triple J’s J Award for Album of the Year for their album Reclaim Australia.

Extending his career beyond music, Briggs has recently written an episode of the upcoming Netflix animated series Disenchantment from the creators of The Simpsons and Futurama, wrote and performed in all three seasons of the sketch comedy series Black Comedy, played the role of Maliyan in the drama series Cleverman, was a regular on the Stan original series The Other Guy, appeared as a guest on Get Krack!n and is a regular on The Weekly with Charlie Pickering as well as The Yearly with Charlie Pickering.

In 2017, Briggs was named the GQ Agenda Setter of the Year.

Adam Briggs

Awards

Winner Artist of the Year – National NAIDOC Awards 2018
Winner Agenda Setter of the Year – GQ Men of the Year Awards 2017
Winner Best Album – Sheplife, National Indigenous Music Awards 2015
Winner Best Music VideoBad Apples, National Indigenous Music Awards 2015
Winner Best New Talent – National Indigenous Music Awards 2014
Nominated Hip-Hop Artist of the Year – Deadly Awards 2012
Nominated Best SingleThe Wrong Brother, Deadly Awards 2011

 

Television

SPICKS & SPECKS REUNION SPECIAL
Guest. Dir: Jon Olb, ABC TV 2018
BLACK COMEDY (Series 3)
Role: Various Characters. Dir: Beck Cole & Steven McGregor, Scarlett Pictures 2018
THE WEEKLY WITH CHARLIE PICKERING (Series 4)
Role: Presenter. Dir: Jon Olb, ABC TV 2018
TOUGH CONVERSATIONS (Documentary)
Role: Himself. Dir: Christopher Nelius, FINCH 2018
GET KRACK!N (Series 1)
Role: Bekjut. Dir: Hayden Guppy, Katering Productions 2017
THE OTHER GUY
Role: Dog Murphy. Dir: Kacie Anning, Entertainment One Television 2017
THE WEEKLY WITH CHARLIE PICKERING (Series 3)
Role: Writer / Presenter. Dir: Jon Olb, ABC TV 2017
CLEVERMAN
Role: Maliyan. Dir: Wayne Blair & Leah Purcell, ABC TV 2016
BLACK COMEDY (Series 2)
Role: Writer / Various Characters. Dir: Beck Cole & Erica Glynn, Scarlett Pictures 2016

 

Film

SPIN OUT
Role: Jock the barman. Dir: Tim Ferguson & Marc Gracie, Sony Pictures 2016
HILLTOP HOODS: RATTLING THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM (Short)
Role: Himself. Dir: Selina Miles, 2012

 

Writing

BLACK COMEDY (Series 3)
Dir: Beck Cole & Steven McGregor, Scarlett Pictures 2018
GET KRACK!N (Series 1)
Dir: Hayden Guppy, Katering Productions 2017
BLACK COMEDY (Series 2)
Dir: Beck Cole & Erica Glynn, Scarlett Pictures 2016

 

Discography – Individual Releases

SHEPLIFE (2014, Golden Era Records)
THE BLACKLIST (2010, Golden Era Records)
HOMEMADE BOMBS (2009, independent)

 

Discography – Guest Appearances

“The Underground” (Suffa remix), Hilltop Hoods (The Good Life In The Sun, 2012, Golden Era Records)
“#sheplife” (Golden Era Mixtape 2012, 2012, Golden Era Records)
“The Joint”, Clandestien (Weapons Grade, 2012, Clandestien Productions)
“Keep that Mouth Shut”, Tornts (Concrete Slang, 2012, Broken Tooth Entertainment)
“Lunchroom Table”, with Trials, Suffa and Sesta (Golden Era Mixtape 2011, 2011, Golden Era Records)
“Let It Burn” and “The People’s Champ” (Golden Era Mixtape 2011, 2011, Golden Era Records)
“The Eulogy”, Drapht (The Life of Riley, 2011, The Ayems)
“Burning Bridges”, The Last Kinection (Next of Kin, 2011, Elefant Traks
“Game Time”, Maundz (Mr. Nobody, 2010, Obese Records)
“Ain’ No Place”, Eloquor (Move Up, 2009, Donny Records)

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