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Lil Jaye – ‘Rare’ review: star of Melbourne’s 66Records proves his crossover potential

Three years after breaking out with ‘Choppa Make Her Dance’ and a Juice WRLD support slot, Lil Jaye delivers bright, bouncy bangers and a positive, ambitious outlook on his debut mixtape

Tasman Keith – ‘A Colour Undone’ review: a resonant debut full of ambition and emotional vulnerability

The Gumbaynggirr artist makes forays beyond rap into bittersweet R&B and pop, assisted by Kwame, Jessica Mauboy and Genesis Owusu

BLESSED – ‘Aussie Blackstar’ review: the Western Sydney rapper is ready for stardom on his own terms

The genre maverick and onetime Kid LAROI mentor makes a whole-hearted, cutting return to hip-hop

Triple One – ‘A Dangerous Method Vol. 1’ review: Sydney rap crew head to the rave with pandemic mixtape

Inner West Sydney hip-hop group come out of the pandemic with a grab bag of adventures into big beat and drum ’n’ bass

Dallas Woods: “I was stuck in the state of being too humble… But I also know I’m right up there with them”

Baker Boy’s mentor and collaborator is getting used to the spotlight as he steps out with his debut solo project, the assured ‘Julie’s Boy’

Cult rapper Huskii on his debut album ‘Antihero’: “I’m back to square one – and I’ll start again”

After a tumultuous come-up and years in and out of jail, the Wollongong-born rapper is ready to begin a new chapter – and level up – with ‘Antihero’

Milan Ring: “Music is like a journal for me. It is a healing process”

The Sydney R&B singer-songwriter talks her long-gestating debut album ‘I’m Feeling Hopeful’ and coming to embrace her multicultural heritage

ChillinIt on third record ‘Family Ties’: “420 per cent, this is my best album, without a doubt”

The Sydney rapper talks fame and growth, kicking a “blindsiding” cocaine addiction and being a “smart businessman” in the face of ‘cancel culture’

Mo’Ju returns with ‘O.K.’, a mini-album of restorative jams, and a fresh outlook on life

The Filipino/Wiradjuri artist talks to NME about the “exhausting” aftermath of her album ‘Native Tongue’, pop escapades and embracing “dad life”

Liyah Knight talks new EP ‘Traveller’s Guide’: “It required me to take accountability for a lot of things”

The buzzy indie-soul singer talks to NME about chronicling her emotional growth on the new project, collaborating with rocker Diesel, and what’s next for her