Photography by VISUAL DOMAIN

From a young age, Adelaide based Hip-Hop Artist Stefan Rossi has always been a charismatic, loving and entertaining person. Growing up, Stefan captivated his family, friends and peers’ attention by singing, acting and impersonating characters at birthdays, school and even in his lounge room at home. However, 

from a very young age Stefan has suffered with Anxiety, especially when he was alone Stefan struggled to slow down his mind. 

He found his love for music and his attention to lyricism grew and that’s when his obsession with Hip Hop began. He started writing his own songs, putting all his money from his casual job into his music Creating a local following in Adelaide he then performed support shows for acts Fat Joe, Tyga, Omarion and more. With music, Stefan had found a way to cope with his anxiety. By being vulnerable and speaking his truth with songwriting he realised he could connect with people who were just like him, facing internal and external challenges of self-doubt, negative narratives & pessimistic perspectives. Stefan was going to lead them into a ‘new beginning’. 

In May 2022 Stefan Rossi released his debut EP ‘Faith Over Fear’ and played a show at UniBar to a crowd of 250 patrons to celebrate. ‘Going South’ from Faith Over Fear was featured on 2 Spotify Editorial playlists ‘Mellow Styles’ & ‘Fresh Finds’ multiple songs from ‘Faith Over Fear’ made their way to Triple J’s airwaves.

If electric & energetic Hip Hop had a movie trailer, ‘CLOUDS’ would be it! Stefan is focused – yet celebrating the wins and he wants us all at the party. Stefan’s liquid-metal cadence fits in the perfect pocket of this fierce instrumental. These punchlines have clever references and this is an exuberant hook for the ages.