Australian 16-year-old hip-hop artist Kid LAROI conquering world charts

• A mural of LAROI by acclaimed artist Scott Marsh has been painted in Sydney’s Redfern

One of Australia’s most promising musical exports, sixteen year old First Nations hip-hop prodigy The Kid LAROI has hit the coveted top 10 of the US Billboard album charts, reaching #8 with his debut mixtape F*ck Love.

Well on his way to becoming a global phenomenon, LAROI also reached #3 on the ARIA album charts and #12 on the UK charts. These international accolades go alongside LAROI’s formidable streaming numbers, with over 100 million streams in US and 30 million in Australia before the mixtape even dropped, as well as his track Diva (ft Lil Tecca) recently being certified ARIA Gold.

F*ck Love cover art

F*ck Love achieved an impressive one million combined streams on release day in Australia alone, and already has over 12 million streams globally. The mixtape was also made the prestigious Feature Album on triple j last week, with Laroi coming full circle after being an Unearthed High finalist a few years ago. 

In his first major label debut project with Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment Australia, F*ck Love tackles love and loss consistent with the hardships LAROI has faced at his very early age.

The mixtape features the likes of former mentor, friend and fellow Grade A artist Juice WRLD. In the music videos for Go and recent release Tell Me Why, The Kid LAROI is able to convey the relationship the two had up until Juice’s untimely passing. Aside from LAROI displaying his vocal abilities, the album also features fellow artist’s peers Lil Mosey and Corbin.

To celebrate the release of the mixtape, a mural of LAROI by acclaimed artist Scott Marsh has been painted in Sydney’s Redfern, where LAROI spent much of his youth.

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