Produced by Full Clip, Australia’s leading hip hop production company, the Kerser – No Rest For The Sickest 2013 National Tour DVD will give an insight into Kerser’s life, allowing fans to see a more personal side to the emcee.
Including bonus features as well as footage from brother Rates and hype man Jaydee, the No Rest for the Sickest National Tour DVD will be available from JB Hi-Fi and independent record stores throughout Australia, with limited signed copies available. Kerser first earned notoriety in his home suburb of Campbelltown as a battle emcee. After a high profile battle with ARIA award winning pop rapper 360, emerging fans were won over by the emcee’s rebellious continence. With a huge underage following, the cross section of fans embody a culture all of its own. Relatable and upfront, Kerser speaks their language.
Accumulating over 95,000 fans on Facebook with no marketing assistance and zero radio play, the brazen emcee opted only to self-promote via a monthly video upload to YouTube, some of which received up to 61,000 views in 48 hours. Joining forces with production don Nebs, the symbiotic duo inject epic club beats into a unique brand of hip hop. Inspired by long players such as Fabolous, The Game, 2Pac, Eminem, TI, Little Wayne and Dr. Dre.
In the weeks surrounding the release, No Rest for the Sickest charted at #1 on the national ARIA Urban charts, #1 on the iTunes Hip Hop charts, and #14 on the overall iTunes charts (not to mention the lesser known accolade of ‘Most Stolen Album From JB HiFi’). True of many rappers, Kerser uses his art form as catharsis.
Exploring taboo issues, he openly investigates drug and alcohol addiction, sex, financial hardship, suicide, mental illness, mates in prison, crime and the human condition in his ‘no bullshit’ way. But as with every controversial success story, Kerser has encountered his fair share of criticism. Labelled a part of the ‘lad’ subculture, and scrutinised for his frank lyricism, Kerser’s hard edged delivery has provoked mixed reactions from both the wider public and his hip hop peers alike.
Despite his ability to project a staunch, sometimes cocky persona, one can safely assume this is a case of necessity rather than preference. Kerser’s success has humbled him, as demonstrated throughout his lyricism in No Rest for the Sickest. Keep an eye out for more details surrounding the No Rest for the Sickest National Tour DVD in the upcoming weeks. Kerser – No Rest For The Sickest 2013 National Tour DVD drops August 26.