Hailing from Western Sydney, rap powerhouse The 046 deliver new powerful album ‘Rhythm & Gutta’
With a rapidly growing fanbase, the group has been thrust into the spotlight and their steadfast devotion to crafting high-quality releases truly comes to life on this album, highlighting their undeniable skills and artistry. Group members Kymza, Ronza, E.T and Jizza proudly wear their OG hip-hop influences on their sleeves, earning nationwide support while stamping relevance and respect from their contemporaries.
The pièce de résistance of the album is the old-school hip-hop anthem ‘Test Us ft. Say True God?’, an ode to OG west coast hip-hop and produced by the promising local producer Nogs. The standout track features a stellar collaboration with Brisbane up and comer Say True God? whose staunch but melodic verse elevates the song with confidence and attitude.
Their unique sound and style have garnered critical acclaim and widespread attention earning them early support from Rolling Stone, Take Flight, triple j and CADA, solidifying their place among Australia’s most thrilling and genuine independent rap groups.
Latest single ‘Keep Up’ rapidly garnered over 200,000 views in just 10 days, adding to the groups cumulative 12 million views across YouTube in just under 12 months.
The album meticulously captures the group’s collective journey and the challenges they’ve conquered to achieve their current level of success. To promote the album, The 046 released a robust lineup of singles including ‘Still G’s’, ‘Keep It Different’, ‘Blessings‘ and the most recent ‘Keep Up‘ collectively amassing over 4 million streams along the way.
“Rhythm & Gutta” also showcases the crews deep community ties within the hip hop scene with features from Th4 W3st, Enzo, Shely210 and juggernaught, Brisbane rapper Lisi.
The 046 say: “Our new album ‘Rhythm & Gutta’ represents a new chapter for us all. We’ve poured our hearts and souls into this project and we’re excited to share it with our fans around the world. It’s a reflection of our experiences, our struggles, and our vision for the future. We hope our fans can connect with it and enjoy the music as much as we enjoyed creating it.”
With strong ties to their Western Sydney community, the impressive progress the group has made in the past 12 months demonstrates that independent artists can indeed thrive in a saturated market through genuine fan engagement and authentic connections.
If ‘Rhythm & Gutta’ is anything to go by, we will be hearing and seeing (wink wink) a lot more from the group throughout 2023 and beyond. Their sophomore album is available now on all major platforms.