Arguably one of Australia’s most active top tier battle MCs, Tasmanian local Greeley has steadily built a name for himself in the battle scene over the past few years. Having discovered his love for hip-hop at age 12, Greeley began beatboxing and made the progression to graffiti and rapping at age 17. It was in these formative teenage years when Greeley became immersed in the underground culture as he attended high school during the few years he spent living in the USA.
After moving back to Tasmania he hit the local hip-hop scene, taking to the stage to win freestyle battles and support international and local acts such as Xzibit, GZA, Chali 2na, Ciecmate, Reason, Illy, M-Phazes, Phrase, Mantra, Muph, and Full Tote Odds. From there he wasted no time setting his sights on the accapella battle scene, competing at events all over Australia and amassing 20 matches to his name in just 1 year, including classic battles with top tier opponents among the likes of Nocando, Kerser and 360.
Drawing inspiration from the local hip-hop scene and driven by his passion for the art, Greeley’s style is true to his underground roots, blending a fast paced delivery with intricate rhyme schemes and hard hitting lyrics. His songs capture the essence of the classic Australian hip-hop sound, depicting his everyday experiences in an entertaining and easily relatable manner.
Currently Greeley is working on his debut album slated for release later this year. Featuring production from up and coming Tasmanian producer Davinci, the album will chronicle Greeley’s journey through hip-hop so far and serve as his transition from battle MC to established recording artist.