It goes without saying that February has likely been one of the biggest months in the career of Sydney hip-hop artist Huskii. Having unleashed his debut album, The Antihero, Huskii soon found himself atop the ARIA albums chart, beating out new releases by the likes of alt-J and Eddie Vedder to achieve the feat.
Speaking to Rolling Stone Australia about the record, Huskii described it as “proper Sydney music that will live forever”, with its honest lyricism and legitimate musicianship setting himself apart from the masses thanks to the real-life, lived experiences he speaks of.
As it turns out, his music also attracted the attention of countless fans who felt as though Huskii’s message needs to be heard by even more people in the world. So much so that one fan even started a petition on Change.org to get Huskii onto the cover of Rolling Stone Australia.
“When’s the last time you saw an Australian on the cover of The Australian Rolling Stone? I know right!” wrote petition starter, Tobi-Lea McGowan. “Sign here to put Huskii on the cover of The Rolling Stone Australia. FOR DA CULTURE!”
[Editor’s note: Every issue of Rolling Stone Australia since its launch in early 2020 has featured either an Australian artist or Australian focus on its cover.]
Speaking to Rolling Stone Australia about the petition, Huskii was asked if he was aware of it, but responded positively to the idea.
“Nah, that’s hectic,” he said with a laugh. “Let’s go!”
While the interviewer noted that Huskii seems like a humble artist who doesn’t spend his time thinking of career highlights like that, the artist quickly responded with a laugh; “Now I am!”
“Who else is going to do [the cover of Rolling Stone Australia]?” he asked. “We’ve all seen Chillinit’s muscles. Let’s get my muscles out there. I’m ready. I’m just like David Bowie, put me in a dress. We’ll replicate Young Thug’s album. [Laughs] I want to lock it in now. Make the call.”
Though it can’t be said when or if Huskii will indeed grace the cover of Rolling Stone Australia soon, the publication announced its most recent cover artist on Friday, with Daniel Johns set to grace the cover of its April issue.
Going deep into the mind of the defiant Silverchair frontman, Rolling Stone Australia/NZ Editor Tyler Jenke spent time with Johns in his Newcastle home as he touched upon his newfound clarity, his lack of fear, and his new album, FutureNever.
Arriving on April 4th, the next issue of the magazine is set to continue the publication’s status as a major addition to the music and publishing industry, ensuring lovers of music, politics, and culture have everything they could ever dream of in one sharp homegrown package, while also helping to support long form journalism in the process.
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Huskii – Antihero Tour 2022
Wednesday, April 6th (Sold Out)
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW Friday, April 8th (Sold Out)
Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC Thursday, April 14th (Sold Out)
Unibar, Adelaide, SA Saturday, April 16th (Sold Out)
Jack Rabbit Slim’s, Perth, WA
Wednesday, April 20th
Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Friday, April 22nd (Sold Out)
Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD Wednesday, April 27th (Sold Out)
La La La’s, Wollongong, NSW Friday, April 29th (Sold Out)
UC Hub, Canberra, ACT
Tickets available via Niche Productions