Blak activist group A.B. Original, comprised of rapper Briggs and producer Trials, have delivered a fierce endorsement of a yes vote in the upcoming Indigenous Voice referendum.
The endorsement comes in the form of the track “Yes,” featuring Marlon Motlop and DJ Total Eclipse.
"Yes" emphatically calls out the disinformation disseminated by opponent interest groups, that has clouded discussion of the Indigenous Voice. It also eyeballs the ongoing hypocrisy in the arguments from some of the most prominent opposing parliamentarians.
Speaking of the referendum Briggs says, “It’s important that we continue to work towards better outcomes for Blackfullas. With this referendum we stand to make a gain towards those better outcomes.
"We won't see the big effects of a yes vote the next day, but we're going to see it 5 years down the track. The alternative to voting yes just reinforces racism, and puts us in a worse position than where we are now."
Trials says, "Eighty per cent of Indigenous people are on record supporting [a yes vote]. Australia still saying [no] is the very definition of why our voice must be heard."
He continues, "A no vote sends the message that who we are as First Nations peoples and what we want, never did and still doesn't matter."
The release of the song coincides with a video released by Briggs, "Far Enough."
The skit, directed by Natasha Edgerton, sees Briggs address the confusion that Australians may have felt in the lead-up to the Voice to Parliament referendum.
Briggs's video has already racked up millions of views and been shared by the likes of Thor director Taika Waititi, Stranger Things star Darcey Montgomery and Jason Mamoa.
Australians will head to the polls on October 14 to vote on a proposed change to the Constitution to enshrine an Indigenous Voice which would act as an advisory body, advising government on issues pertaining to First Nations people.