Australian actress and aspiring rapper Abbie Cornish, famous for roles in the Robocop reboot and Sucker Punch, has reportedly landed a spot performing with Nas.
According to the Daily Mail, Cornish will take the stage in Australia with Nas from Jan. 20-29, performing as "Dusk."
Australian actress Abbie Cornish is now seriously pursuing a career as a rapper, and has been announced as the support act for American artist Nas when he tours his Illmatic show in Australia next month.
The 32-year-old has been passionate about the craft for years, and is known to have performed on stage in her hometown of Newcastle with local hip-hop group Blades.
She announced the news on Instagram two weeks ago, telling fans "I'm supporting @nasnyc on his Australian 'Illmatic' tour in January, 2015!! The tour will take place in five capital cities from the 20th to the 29th January. I recently finished my debut solo EP titled 'Key of the Sun'. A six track hip hop/rap album, featuring the Australian hip hop group @hilltophoods and female vocalist @janetyrrell. 'Evolve' and 'Way Back Home', two tracks from the EP, will be released at the beginning of 2015. 'Way Back Home' will also feature a music video shot by @selinamiles....Can't wait to share my music with you, to play live and support @nasnyc on his Australian 'Illmatic' tour!!"
"I'm half-way through it," she told me at the premiere of her latest flick, Robocop (in theaters today). "I go back into the studio at the end of February. It should be finished soon. It should be released toward the end of the year."
My favorite rapper is Eminem," Cornish said. "But my music collection goes from classical to jazz to blues. My favorite era is the sixties and seventies. I have a very eclectic taste in music."
And don't expect a collection of covers. "I compose and write," Cornish said. "I'm working with a lot of producers and musicians."
It's hard to tell now if she'll be as embraced/hated as the other blonde, white female Australian rapper you might have heard of, but one Daily Mail commenter used blog ESP to predict the future. "Oh no, another Australian for Americans to hate because she dares to rap. Move over Iggy."
Here is a clip of Cornish performing on stage:
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