Mantra is one of Australia’s most respected Hip-Hop artists. A major force in the Hip-Hop landscape for most of the past decade, Mantra first became known for his work with iconic Melbourne band “Illzilla”. His debut solo album, 2010’s Power of the Spoken, received widespread critical acclaim and earned the coveted “Album of the Week” spot on Triple J. This success was quickly followed up with 2011’s Speaking Volumes, featuring the radio smash-hit 'Got Me Wrong'. Mantra’s latest album, Telling Scenes, debuted at #1 on the AIR Album Chart, #1 on the ARIA Urban Chart and #3 on the ARIA Australian Album Chart. Telling Scenes was a hit with fans and critics alike, Rolling Stone naming it “one of the Hip-Hop records of the year” in a glowing 4-star review.
In addition to a busy touring and recording schedule, Mantra devotes much of his creative energy to working with young people, facilitating Hip Hop workshops and mentorship programs for the disadvantaged or at risk.