A.GIRL is one of the first artists born this century to make a confident mark where r&b meets hip hop and soul with her effortless vocal flow and soulful sing-rap style. A.GIRL is the family nickname given to this 22 year old artist – real name Hinenuiterangi Tairua. After the release of just three tracks she won Next Big Thing at the FBi Awards, won triple j Unearthed’s festival slot at Listen Out, was tipped as a rising star by UK’s Wonderland Mag and “one to watch” by Ticketmaster.
Raised in West Sydney, A.GIRL calls Australia home but the connection to her family’s Maori homeland of Te Hapua in New Zealand runs deep.
A.GIRL’s sound is rooted in r&b and soul with an effortless vocal flow and sing-rap style. More recently she has flexed her rap skills with acclaimed feature performances on triple j’s LIKE A VERSION, triple j’s Bars Of Steel, and Red Bull 64 Bars which solidified herself as an MC with a unifying message.
A.GIRL has just dropped her latest track with a drill-flavoured sound. ‘We Them Boyz’ featuring Jaecy, cements her in the hip hop lane where she proves drill isn’t just a man’s game and is not intimidated to edge on their turf with a cheeky wink. Barely any female artists are represented in this sub-genre. A.GIRL wanted to change that. She is deliberately challenging the idea of what it means to be “one of the boys”.
The track comes after a promising start to 2021. A.GIRL sold out her first headline gig back in May at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory. The most recent lock-down halted confirmed performances with Masked Wolf, Chillinit, and Youngn Lipz. She was added as the only female artist on these lineups. A.GIRL is truly entwining herself in the AUS hip hop fabric and is here to stay.