Watch our interview with ChillinIt below!
Australian rap phenomenon ChillinIt has treated fans with his hotly-anticipated third body of work, FAMILY TIES. We caught up with the rapper hours before the album debuted at #1 on the ARIA Australian Albums charts to unpack the central themes of family and camaraderie, chat about the impact of the record, his forthcoming sold-out tour, score some exclusive news about a collaboration and so much more!
Made complete with his signature spitfire flow and commanding lyricism, FAMILY TIES arrives as the rappers most considered body of work to date. Meandering through a variety of themes, the core of the record centres itself around the camaraderie present within the rappers community and the importance and strength of family. The album also flexes ChillinIt considerable success since bursting on to the scene, offering introspective thoughts and ruminations, playing out atop pumping production and driving beats.
The collection of songs sees the musician team up with a number of collaborators, including Huskii, Dylan Frost, Lisi, Izzy Gibbs, Wombat and Bliss n Eso’s DJ IZM. ChillinIt enlisted his longtime collaborator Badrapper and his own brother and DJ bbrock on production duties, keeping the release a family affair.
The record was heralded by its lead single, Susan's Son. The track is an ode to his family and those who have supported him throughout his career. The songs visual saw the rapper surprises his mother with $100,000 cheque.
Chillinit is set to hit the road early next year, embarking on a national sold-out tour in support of the album. Kicking off at Sydney's Max Watts on January 22, the run of shows will continue on to Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, before wrapping up in Newcastle on February 19.
FAMILY TIES is out now! Watch our interview with ChillinIt above.