DJ uses powerful messages

DJ uses powerful messages

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Indigenous hip-hop artist K.P will perform at the Armadale NAIDOC festival on Tuesday.

An Indigenous Triple J Unearthed Star who will play at the City of Armadale NAIDOC festival said he was hopeful his music would deliver a strong message during his performance next week.

Kieron Pearce performs under the name K.P and is an indigenous artist from the Great Southern region of the state.

This year will be the second time he has been involved in the NAIDOC celebration and said getting to perform his own work in front of the Armadale crowd topped the experience.

“I generally use music to tell stories,” he said.

“I like to communicate themes of chasing a dream, doing anything you can to achieve that goal and not taking the negativity of others too seriously.”

Pearce grew up in a small farming community and began writing music at 14-years-old.

He was inspired by American hip-hop, which he said still played a large role in his music influences.

He has supported Australian hip-hop stars Thundamentals and Drapht on their national tours as well as Yung Warriors on the WA leg of their national tour.

Pearce said he thought he had an original style and hoped the Armadale crowd would connect with his messages.

“I like to think I have found a sound that no one sounds like right now and I think this is what makes me different from the next hip hop artist,” he said.

“When I perform I am truly myself and people get to see the real me.

“I think that’s important.”

The City of Armadale NAIDOC festival will be held on Tuesday July 4 from 3pm to 8pm.

The city will host its Armadale NAIDOC Celebration Day from 10am to 3pm at the oval on Challis Road, Seville Grove.

From 3pm to 8pm the same area will be used to hose the NAIDOC Youth Music Festival, at which K.P will play with DJ EDUB and eastern states indigenous star DJ Kidd Benny.