The powerful collaboration between Briggs and Trials took out the 12th Australian Music Prize last night, seeing the pair awarded $30,000 for their protest album Reclaim Australia.
It may have been another win for hip hop within just two years (REMI’s Raw X Infinity took out the award in 2014), but it was the first time an Indigenous act took home the prize in the Awards’ 12-year history.
— The AMP (@The12thAMP) March 9, 2017
During his speech at Melbourne’s The Toff in Town last night, Briggs said the win was a “reflection of all the artists that came before us, who allowed us to be able to walk up tonight and win this […] All these artists paved the way for artists like us to be able to achieve this. “It’s because of them, they made the foundation,” he added. “So I think that’s what us walking up tonight and accepting this thing is going to be about.”
— BRIGGS AKA BIG SIGH (@BriggsGE) March 9, 2017