Feature: Jesswar – BAD LIKE RIRI

Jesswar, a proud Fijian rapper and award-winning artist who currently creates on Yugambeh/Kombumerri land, returns with her new single ‘BAD LIKE RIRI’, the new single featuring Erica Banks of (Tik Tok-viral ‘Buss It’ fame).

Continuing the themes of her TROPIXX EP which was underpinned by an addictive trap sound, ‘BAD LIKE RIRI’ is a further celebration of the strong and unapologetic voices that make up Jesswar’s community, as well as a state of mind; beyond breaking rules, the ultimate baddie Rihanna exemplifies strength, resilience, and confidence.

Rihanna’s power has inspired us all”, explains Jesswar. “When I see her thrive it makes me feel like everything is possible.”

Jesswar’s ruthless refusal of prescribed definitions is the foundation on which she builds her universe. Deeply inspired by her chosen community and her experiences she uses music as the vessel to tell her story. Her pride reflects on her resilience and resourcefulness and defends the notions of holistic interdependency and kinship.

BAD LIKE RIRI’ feat. EricaBanks is out now on [PIAS] Australia.

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