“Kwame has long been on our radar of international MC’s to watch”
“the man is arguably the best thing out there for young Australians trying to make it in the rap game.”
– Thank Guard
“…he looks like he’s been rapping since birth.”
– Cool Accidents
On NO TIME – “I loved this song when you first released it back in April, and I probably love it even more now”
– Nick Findlay – triple j
Momentum. It’s one hell of a thing. Kwame has it in spades; today feeding the hype with visuals for his latest single ‘NO TIME’ which just passed one million Spotify streams. Directed by Zain Ayub and produced alongside childhood friend Nikos Harapolous-Smallman, the ‘NO TIME’ video premiered onHighsnobiety, and follows Kwame on an urgent but very charismatic quest across greater Sydney. Where is he going? Why is he in such a rush?
Probably because he’s so busy. In just the last two months Kwame has jumped on stage with both Tkay Maidza and Peking Duk at triple j’s One Night Stand. Two days later he ‘WOW’ed at three BIGSOUNDshowcases, landing him on almost every must see and highlights list in the country. Kwame was even crowned the ‘MVP of BIGSOUND’ by Pilerats. The next day the Western Sydney rapper hit the road on a national tour support with Tkay Maidza, rounded off with the main support for UK grime legend Skepta just weeks ago in Melbourne.
He literally has ‘NO TIME’.
Produced, recorded, written and performed by Kwame, ‘NO TIME’ is the second single from the artist’s Endless Conversations EP, released in March. Lead single ‘WOW’ propelled Kwame into the Australian zeitgeist earlier this year, landing him a triple j Unearthed feature artist spot and rotation on triple j. The track has since been playlisted thousands of times, recently clocking over 2 million streams on Spotify. Kwame earned the coveted triple j Splendour in the Grass opening spot and supported heavyweights Migos, 6LACK, AJ Tracey and Peking Duk on their national ‘Wasted’ tour.
He’s not slowing down either. This month this hottest thing in Australian hip-hop hits Cairns for The Grass is Greener, before pulling up at FBi Radio’s 15th Birthday Party and Spilt Milk Festival. He and his crew then hit the road with Vera Blue for two coastal shows before kicking it in Port Macquarie forFestival of The Sun, Tasmania for Party In The Paddock, Central Coast for Mountain Sounds and Regional Victoria for The Hills Are Alive. With more surprises to be announced before year-end, Kwame season has only just begun.
UPCOMING LIVE DATES
SAT 27 OCT | The Grass Is Greener, CAIRNS
SAT 03 NOV | FBi 15th Birthday Radio Party, SYDNEY
SAT 17 NOV | SPILT MILK, CANBERRA
TUE 13 DEC | Miami Marketta, GOLD COAST **
WED 14 DEC | Hotel Brunswick, BRUNSWICK HEADS **
THU 14 DEC | Festival of the Sun | PORT MACQUARIE
THU 7 FEB – SAT 9 FEB | Party In The Paddock | LAUNCESTON
FRI 15 FEB – SAT 16 FEB | Mountain Sounds | CENTRAL COAST
MAR 29 – MAR 31 | The Hills Are Alive Festival | REGIONAL VIC
**supporting Vera Blue