As he moves closer and closer to ‘icon’ status with every bounding leap, your man Briggs hits this year’s line-up at full speed. Outspoken, hilarious, prolific and undeniably talented, this self-made rapper holds a mirror to contemporary Australia – never sugar-coating the images returned. His three solo albums have been powerful masterclasses and his work in collaboration with Trials as A.B. Original sealed the deal as it dominated awards season. He even voiced a character on the new Matt Groening cartoon! How many rappers from Shepparton can say that? Not many. If any.