Hip-hop artist BRIGGS took home the National Indigenous Music Award for Best New Talent. We asked the Shepparton, VIC local the inspiration behind his words and what Indigenous Excellence means to him. Listen to his latest release, Sheplife.

1. My name is:

Adam Briggs

 2. I’m from:

Shepparton Victoria

 3. I am a:

Father, son, uncle, brother, antagonist, protagonist, handsome son of a gun of the Yorta Yorta nation

4. To chillout I:

Watch a movie

5. I’m reading:


6. I’m drinking:


7. I’m eating:

What’s close (hopefully Mexican)

8. The thing I do best is:

Available on the 22nd of August through great music stores. 

9. When I’m in a bad mood I:

Bottle it up for when I’m driving

10. When I’m in a gallery I’m:


11. The piece of technology that has most shaped my life is:

The compact disc

12. I find inspiration in:

Life and people

13. The last app I downloaded was:

Meme generator

14. The last website I visited was:

Bobjane.com.au – the mothership needs new feet

15. My favourite film is:

Boyz n tha hood or Jurassic Park

16. My favourite place is:

A movie theatre 

17. My favourite play is:

I’ve only seen one, so King Kong

18. You can find me on the weekend:

Watching sport, drinking coffee or making music. Sometimes at the same time. 

19. The first thing I read in the morning is:

Iron Sheiks Twitter

20. I wish I was not:

Limited by my fiscal situation 

21. For me, Indigenous Excellence means:

Realising your own potential and achieving beyond your own expectations.