Deadly Aboriginal Artists - Adam Briggs
Adam Briggs was born on the 28th of August 1986, growing up in Shepparton, Victoria. He performs as Briggs and describes himself as Senator Briggs although he is not actually a member of Parliament.
An indigenous Australian rapper, he is a comedy writer, actor, and author. Briggs had a successful career as a solo rapper, before co-founding the hip-hop duo A.B. Original in 2016. He has appeared in several television series; as a writer and actor for the second season of Black Comedy in 2016. He played the role of Maliyan in the Cleverman in the same year; and becoming a regular cast member on news satire program The Weekly with Charlie Pickering
Briggs is a pioneer of the Australian hip hop scene and has won numerous awards as a songwriter and artist, including 2018 Artist of The Year
Through his provocative lyrics, Briggs is an impassioned voice for the rights of Aboriginal people.
As the founder of Bad Apples Music, he mentors emerging artists, helping them to find their way into the industry.
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- Jessica Staines