Familiar Territory, Episode 1: Fortay Shows Us The Spots That Inspired His Songs
The Blacktown rapper takes us through the 'Progress & Struggle.'
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Words by Christopher Kevin Au // Images by Christopher Loutfy // Video by Jordan Coles & The Yee Boys

Fierce, restless and relentless: West Sydney rap is a beast that plays by its own rules.

Since the early 2000s, Fortay At Large has been one of the region’s most prominent rappers and gatekeepers. He holds a heavy arsenal of mixtapes and albums under his belt, with projects like Hustler’s Prayer and Fuck Every Cunt making his approach and attitude very clear. With the release of his latest full-length Progress & Struggle, we visited Fortay on his home turf in the city of Blacktown.

Over a two-part series, Fortay shows us the spots in West Sydney that inspired his songs. For this episode of Familiar Territory, Fortay takes us to his former unofficial headquarters in Prospect, revisits his childhood home, and recalls his relationship with his parents during his mischievous younger years. Watch above, and listen to Progress & Struggle right here.

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Words by Christopher Kevin Au June 13, 2017
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