Born into an Egyptian family and raised in Sydney’s west, Nardean began her musical exploration at the age of 22. As a consequence of growing up within a culture that did not support the notion of a woman becoming a musician – let alone a genre bending, thought provoking, ass shaking contemporary hip hop artist – she was forced to overcome some serious obstacles in her journey.
After a few short years of exploring her voice, Nardean has cemented herself as a force to be reckoned with in the Australian Hip Hop scene. Traversing rap, singing and poetry, her music is an eclectic mix of heartfelt lyricism and honest self reflection, contrasted with queen anthems and middle finger raising bangers.
Nardean has coined the term “post hop” to describe her style. She is heavily influenced by hip hop, while also drawing on elements of neo-soul, electronica, glitch and RnB. She sits in a pocket of the musical realm that is mostly uncharted, yet buzzing and burgeoning.
She released her debut record “Creatress” in 2019. This record saw her receive national airplay, numerous Spotify and Apple Music playlists, as well as being selected to showcase at BIGSOUND 2018.
Nardean is ready to unleash her second EP, with funding and support from both CreateNSW and Campbelltown Art Centre’s new initiative “Conscious.”
A warm presence, a commanding magnetism and the occasional giggling fit ensure that Nardean will continue to captivate audiences, while contributing significantly to the changing face of Australian music.