Corey 'Nooky' Webster
Corey 'Nooky' Webster
We Are Warriors Founder
Forever community-focused and proudly outspoken, Nooky is one of the most vital voices in the Australian music landscape. The proud Yuin rapper, producer, and radio host has been championing Blak excellence for well over a decade. Working with acclaimed producers i.am.solo and Mansus, Nooky's music combines intricate flows, sledgehammer social commentary, and loads of South Coast slang. In 2021, Nooky began his first tenure as a radio host on 'Blak Out', a new weekly radio program broadcast nationally on triple j. Nooky has worked internationally, traveling to the United States where he collaborated with Taboo of Black Eyed Peas, and interned at Harvard University to work on a Broadway production. He is also a member of Muggera Cultural Enterprise, a family group that shares Indigenous culture through traditional dance, song and art; performing on global stages including the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the Rugby World Cup. Back home, Nooky won the Australia Council's prestigious Dreaming Award at the National Indigenous Arts Awards in 2016, and that same year, he signed to the Bad Apples imprint. On January 26th, Nooky launch a new, all-encompassing platform called 'We Are Warriors' - an initiative highlighting prolific Indigenous excellence across music, fashion, sports and more.
Hip-Hop: How a Generation Is Changing the World
THU, OCT 19, 11:30 AM
Few cultural forces have empowered minority groups like hip-hop has. In recent years, thanks to the power of the internet, this revolutionary wave has firmly touched our shores and seen Australia become the latest hotbed of global hip-hop talent. But this is no accident. It is the effect of an abundance of diverse ethnic communities, combined with a long legacy of street culture, and a generation who knew how to best showcase their stories in an online world. As it has done globally, hip-hop is beginning to influence other areas of life in Australia; from social conscience to music industry operations, to the political landscape. We sit down with key figureheads and thought leaders among the current global generation of Australian Hip-Hop to discuss their remarkable journeys in building community, and how recent lessons learned from the domestic rise of hip-hop can ensure its longevity and sustainable impact for generations to come.