Indigenous Artist - Wire M C

Wire M C

Birth name Will Jarrett
Origin: Gumbaynggirr, Bowraville, NSW
Genre: Hip Hop & Rap
Instruments: Vocals,
Years active 2006 - Present
Labels Unsigned

About Wire MC

Wire MC - a descendant of the Gunbayngirri nation, NSW - is a musician, MC, beatboxer and B-Boy from the small rural town of Bowraville.

Wire was a mission boy, whose early music influences include his father and uncles' guitar playing. Introduced to hip hop in primary school, Wire and his cousins would break dance in the schoolyard and backyard. Their crew "Da Bowra Boys" went on to represent the "2449" postcode in school competitions and tear up other crews at the local bluelight discos.
Wire now represents his people, performing all over the country and overseas. He takes shows out to remote Aboriginal communities and beyond, using hip hop to provide positive energy and role models for Indigenous youth.

Summary of 'Wire MC'

Interview by Local Noise, 31/05/06, Victoria Park, Sydney. A fascinating discussion with the articulate, pugnacious and vibrant Wire MC. In the interview, Wire uses the lens of hip-hop to zoom in on Indigenous cultural practices, history and colonisation, identity and community and avoiding being a reconciliation poster boy - all from a relentlessly contemporary viewpoint.

Read the Interview here  


shot this series at the Waterloo housing commission in Sydney, which has a large Indigenous population. The photos emphasise that Aboriginal artists are working within and telling stories about the urban Aboriginal experience.
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Michael Hutchings is an Indigenous photographer, artist and concert promoter based in Sydney.

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Archie Roach The celebrated Hip Hop duo CuzCo is comprised of Indigenous hip-hop poet Wire MC and Argentinean born rapper Choo Choo. CuzCo with the 2010 Somerset Writers' Festival, conducted sessions, during which they performed some of their own hip hop compositions.
Wire MC and Choo Choo have performed across Australia and overseas, rhyming over original beats and pushing their message of 'Freedom Before Peace'. Through their programmes and appearances, CuzCo engages children and young people in creating narratives about their lives through a learning process that uses social and environmental conditions that young people experience in their own communities.

Next Month's Indigenous Artist . . . Last Kinection

Last Month's ArtistArchie Roach

Archie Roach

Our featured Indigenous Artist is the very talented, 2006 Australian Idol runner up & 2009 Deadly three time award winner for "Best Female Artist", "Best Single" with Burn and "Best Album" Been Waiting. Jessica has also starred in this years box office hit "Bran Nue Dae" see the movie preview, on the Deadlys Page.

Read the review here