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A.B Original Drop Video for “I C U” ft. Thelma Plum

It’s been less than a week since A.B Original released Reclaim Australia. The collaborative project between Trials and Briggs has blown the roof off Australian music, with rave reviews coming in from pretty much every single publication across the country – including this one.

Now, the hip-hop heavyweights have followed up on the release with the video clip for I C U featuring Thelma Plum. It is just one of the album’s many in-your-face confrontations, with incredible production and aggressive, spitfire lyrics sweetened around the edges by Plum’s honeyed lilt. The video sees Trials and Briggs shut it down from inside a security booth, while Thelma phones it in through a camera live feed. Holding absolutely nothing back, the video tackles casual racism in Australia head-on. It makes you stop, think, watch, listen and most importantly, learn.

Continuing their roll, last week the pair also delivered one of the best Triple J Like A Version’s in recent memory, teaming up with Dan Sultan and the great Paul Kelly for a cover of Kelly’s iDumb Things, as well as a rendition of their phenomenal January 26. Watch it here.

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A.B Original will be touring Australia with the 2017 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival.

Laneway 2017 dates:

Saturday 21 January: The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay, Singapore
Thursday 26 January: Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills, Brisbane (16+)
Saturday 28 January: Footscray Community Arts Centre and the River’s Edge, Melbourne
Monday 30 January: Albert Park Precinct, Auckland
Friday 3 February: Hart’s Mill, Port Adelaide, Adelaide (16+)
Saturday 4 February: Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle, Sydney
Sunday 5 February: Esplanade Reserve and West End, Fremantle

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