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Sophie Grophy – female emcee from Melbourne.

Counting Hot 97’s Ebro Darden as one of her fans, Sophiegrophy is one of Australia’s most promising crossover trap stars. The Nigerian-born rapper, who now calls Melbourne home, has the charisma, talent and star power that turns today’s music hopefuls into tomorrow’s biggest names. Sophie’s languid flow is self-assured and on stand out tracks like Bag and Caution, propped up by slick bars. “What you see is just an illusion of thugness,” Sophie told Vice. “Deep down I’m just a sweetheart. I’ma destroy you with kindness.” The braggadocio that is tantamount to rap exudes from Sophie in other ways. Never turning up to a show with a set list, is just one prime example. Determined to tailor each show to the mood of a crowd, the 22-year-old rapper is confident in each and every one of her songs, flipping from hyper to sentimental to boastful and bombastic at the drop of a hat; a trait shared by very few of her peers. Dynamic wordplay, indisputable stage presence and sharp instincts are just some of the reasons why Sophie’s been carved out as one to watch for years.