“I could give a tip or two to the tip of the ghostwriters,” Jordan Dennis proclaims on his track ‘Hokus Pokus’. A bold statement without a doubt, but one that’s hard to argue after hearing the lyrical prowess of the Melbourne rapper’s discography thus far.
Jordan Dennis first started his run of raps in Billy Davis’ band The Good Lords, standing out on tracks like ‘Headspace’ and ‘Golden’. But his solo career skyrocketed in 2019 with his debut EP HDMI, which possessed undeniable swagger and unbelievable swagger throughout tracks like ‘Glide Freestyle’ and ‘Bruce Lee’. Ghostwriters, do you have your pens out ready to write notes? This guy’s got a lot to teach.
2020 has been somewhat of a wizard-like year for Jordan Dennis, with tracks like ‘Doc Marty’ with ThatKidMaz and Denzel M, ‘The Link’, and the fittingly titled ‘Hokus Pokus’ feeling like sonic enchantment spells; these are bops we can’t escape. But this isn’t Harry Potter after seven books and a movie franchise reminding us he’s mastered his craft; this is a developing songwriter finessing everything about his artistry. Thus leading us to HDMI2, a follow up to his debut EP and a demonstration of variety and diversified skills. In celebration of the project and becoming a finalist for our Acclaim All-Stars Rookie Of The Year award, we got Jordan on a Zoom call to talk about creating his new project, growth, and state of Australian rap.