Aggressive trap music has been at the vanguard of not only hip hop, but the rap game whole-heartedly for the past several years. Most of the biggest artists in the rap game today are impacted to some level by the sound, and it has found its way over to more conventional talent. Australia, on the other hand, is not known for this style of music. This is not to say that there are not highly talented artists in Australia, but Australia isn’t something that comes to mind when you think of rap/hip-hop music. Big Kidd is here to change that, unlike anyone else in the Australia rap scene, or the underground scene for that matter. His image can be flawlessly encapsulated in only one word – Savage.
Australia based rapper – Big Kidd of Croatian descent, born Marcus Matthews, started making his own music when he was 15 years old. In 2015 he started releasing home recorded music on YouTube. In 2019 he befriended Miami, Florida rapper “Stitches” who took Big Kidd under his wing and mentored him, they released their song together, “About It”. Ever since, Big Kidd has been on a rampage of destruction by making music that is nothing close to what you would except to hear in the Australia music culture.
Big Kidd is for one reason or another, pretty terrifying. The host of tattoos he sports on his stomach and ribs, including a Chucky tattoo and a tattoo of a wolf that looks like it’s about to jump from his skin to attack you, actually makes feminine tattoos like butterflies and roses look like pretty good ideas. If you were to close your eyes and listen to Big Kidd’s music without knowing the appearance he equips, it’s guaranteed when you open your eyes, he’d appear exactly how you imagined.
The savage appearance, the savage voice and the savage image that Big Kidd displays is not something that most rappers nowadays can pull off. His bursts of energetic vocals to build his discography even further is perfected in a way that seems effortless. Music blending and genre merging has been around since music’s stardom. A little mix of genres, such as rap, jazz and a little touch of pop is nothing that hasn’t been done before: however, Big Kidd has taken it to a new level. A lethal dose of anger and aggravated vocals into his hip-hop style is what Big Kidd kicks in your door with.