Images by Scotty Bruce // Video by Jay Grant
Since bursting onto the local scene in 2017 with his Nooky produced single ‘Might Snap’, Mission Famous rapper Tasman Keith has gone from strength to strength, delivering on his early promise as one of the most progressive voices in domestic hip hop. That progression is epitomised by Tasman’s fearlessness to experiment with different sounds and chop up his personal experiences in an inevitably politicised arena. In the same breath, it’s a message and community that the Gumnbaynggirr man proudly champions, lacing his potent raps with mission slang.
We caught up with Tas before his recent show at the Oxford Art Factory and stuck around to watch him light the place up. Check out the video above, photos below and be sure to catch Tasman Keith next time he pulls up for a show in your area. Also, shout out to Percy (pictured last) who was easily the second most Instagrammed man in the room for his wholesome audience participation and who also asked me point blank if I was “Declan Byrne from Jay Jay Jay”. Keep doing you, Percy. Presented by Boost Mobile.