A.B. Original

Victoria, Australia
Hip Hop & Rap
About A.B.

A.B. Original is an Australian hip hop duo that Briggs and Daniel Rankine (aka 'Trials') formed in January 2015. A.B. Original stands for Always Black, Original.

I'm not talking to mob when I'm writing songs because we know what's up. So I'm constantly trying to talk to mostly white Australians and giving them our perspective.

— Daniel Rankine


Album formats explained

Album formats

  • 10": 10 inch vinyl records were played at 45 or 33 1/3 rounds per minute (rpm). The former could hold 9, the latter 12 minutes of music per side.
  • 7": 7 inch records (often referred to as 45s) were played at 45 rpm or 33 1/3 rpm, with about 4:30 or 6 minutes of music per side.
  • LP: Long play, is a vinyl record played at ​33 1⁄3 rpm with a 12 or 10-inch diameter.
  • EP: Extended play, are vinyl records that allowed two or even three songs on each side.

Firing Squad (Single)

6 May 2016
  1. Firing Squad (feat. Hau)

Dead in a Minute (Single)

6 May 2016
  1. Dead in a Minute (feat. Caiti Baker)

Take Me Home (Single)

5 July 2016
  1. Take Me Home (feat. Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu)

January 26 (Single)

19 August 2016
  1. January 26 (feat. Dan Sultan)

2 Black 2 Strong (Single)

30 September 2016
  1. 2 Black 2 Strong
  2. Dead In A Minute (featuring Caiti Baker)

Reclaim Australia

25 November 2016
  1. Foreword (Archie Roach)
  2. 2 Black 2 Strong
  3. Call Em Out /(featuring Guilty Simpson)
  4. Dead In A Minute (featuring Caiti Baker)
  5. January 26 (featuring Dan Sultan)
  6. Strong Arm (Robbery)
  7. Firing Squad (featuring Hau)
  8. Sorry (featuring Caiti Baker)
  9. The Feast (featuring King T)
  10. Report To The Mist
  11. I C U featuring (Thelma Plum)
  12. Take Me Home (featuring Gurrumul)

This album won Best Urban Release and Best Independent Release at the 2017 ARIA Awards.

Dumb Things (Single)

15 December 2017
  1. Dumb Things (feat. Paul Kelly; Triple-J Like a Version)

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[1] Quoted from the film 'Looky, Looky, Here Comes Cooky' (at about 7:30 min)

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Korff, J 2020, A.B. Original, <>, retrieved 26 May 2024

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