Slackjaw is an unadulterated entertainer. At the age of 17 he took out Perth’s premier battle competition, Open Mic Combat. His hunger for the microphone was hard to miss, appearing at the revered Hyde Park Mondays with his endless freestyles and memorable live performances.
Fast forward to 2006, to the release of Eat A Rat 1, the first part of his infamous mixtape series. The mixtapes were based around the beats he grew up on, and from here Slackjaw developed a cult following in his home town of Fremantle.
On the search for inspirational beats, Slackjaw turned to local producers Rob Shaker and long time friend Episode. These collaborations would soon become his debut LP Fremantle’s Finest. His music boasts a unique mix of honest lyrics, classy production and a heavy dose of wit and personality. Slackjaw proved his ability as a seasoned storyteller by winning WAMI Love Song Of The Year in 2010, for Take It Slow.
Slackjaw continues making music that is enlightened, entertaining and delivered with a highly skillful technique.