Kerser is an Australian rapper. He has released a number of mixtapes and 5 albums since 2011, and his second album No Rest for the Sickest reached No. 15 on the ARIA albums chart, while the album's tour DVD debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA Music DVD chart in 2013. His album S.C.O.T. reached No. 5 while his fourth album King was released on 13 November 2014 and reached number 9. He is best known for his song "Next step".
Kerser was born in the vicinity of Campbelltown, New South Wales. He started his rap career at an early age while living in Campbelltown, rapping with his older brother Rates at age 11 and recording by 18. One of his major influences is Tupac.
Kerser is a well-known battle rapper in Australia, appearing on circuits such as Got Beef, Grind Time Now Australia and Real Talk Battle League. He was undefeated from his second battle in 2010 to his most recent battle in January 2012 against Illmaculate, excluding a well-publicised battle against 360 in December 2011, where no official winner was announced. His long-running rivalry with 360 heated up again in August 2013 when 360 released a diss track called "30 Minutes Tops".
Kerser released his first mixtape Straight Out Tha Gutter in 2008 with his second mixtape Down The Drain being released in 2010.
His first album The Nebulizer was released on 14 October 2011. The album was produced by Nebs, hence the name. According to an article in INpress, "Kerser is raw, aggressive and territorial," while the album is "A fervent mix of rave, rap, electro and r'n’b." He gained fame from the track "Kerser is the sickest" that was also on the first album.
His second album No Rest for the Sickest was released on 2 November 2012. It reached No. 15 on the ARIA Albums Chart, and No. 1 on the ARIA Urban Albums Chart. He toured nationally to support the album.
He was signed to management with Obese Records in 2013, and in late 2015 moved to an independent manager. In March 2013 he released the single "We Here Now" with Rates, which led to a national tour. Among his performances are the Breath of Life Festival in Tasmania alongside 360, Illy, Seth Sentry.
In August 2013 Kerser released The No Rest for the Sickest National Tour on DVD. It debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA Music DVD Chart.
His third album S.C.O.T. was released on 25 October 2013. The album features Nebs, Jay (Uf), and Jace Excel. It debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA Urban Albums Chart and No. 1 on the iTunes Chart, knocking off Linkin Park, David Dallas and Katy Perry in the charts. He toured Australia in February and March 2013 to support the album.
Kerser's fourth album King, produced by Nebs, was released on 14 November 2014.
All of the above albums were solely produced by NEBS aka Ben, and distributed through Obese Records. Neb's also appears as a guest feature rapper on all 4 album's noted above.
His fifth album titled Next Step was released on November 13, 2015 and is produced by Sinima Beats. It is Kerser's first album to be released under his label ABK Records and is being distributed by Warner Music Australia.
Kerser's fifth album, Next Step, which is not produced by Nebs, used a different platform to score the producer of his new album, John Andrew from Sinima Beats — known for working with The Game, DMX, G-Unit and Keeping Up With The Kardashians. The rapper told how he had taken/stolen the producer’s beats from YouTube and recorded his own mix before doing something incredibly brazen. "I reached out and sent him some of the tracks I had done on his beats over YouTube. He saw they had over one million views and thought that was crazy,” Kerser aka Scott says. “We got the money situation sorted out and he was there through every step … It was a dream come true.”
Nebs is a reference to the producer of nearly all of Kerser's work up until his fifth album Next Step, he comes from the crew That's Them, a Sydney duo consisting mainly of Nebs & Sarm with features from other Sydney rappers and Neb's produced albums like The Stay Up Lp, The G-Up featuring Kerser and their latest, Taking Care Of Business.
Kerser credit's his discovery to Nebs. After a rap battle, Kerser gave Nebs a copy of his "Straight Outta Tha Gutter mixtape" in the toilets after a rap battle showcase before making his other well known mixtape Down The Drain, and from there Nebs could see the vision that would go on to become the Nebulizer. Neb's and Kerser have had a falling out of late with Kerser's latest round of concerts showcasing nearly all new music, while if he does play older music, he seems to take aim at Nebs, changing lines to put down Nebs, the person that discovered and developed his style and made him blow up in the first place. Nebs however, is quick to point out all the royalty cheques that he receives for being the sole producer and also appearing artist on Kerser's first 4 albums and is busy with his original group That's Them.
It seems that the sky is the limit for Kerser though as he continues to grow his fanbase using his record label and Warner Distribution. Also Kerser's brother Rates released his second LP "Untold" through ABK Records on 27 May 2016. The future is now
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|No Rest for the Sickest||15|
Straight Out Tha Gutter
- Released: 2009
- Distributed: SydHop
- Format: CD, digital download
Down the Drain
- Released: 2010
- Distributed: SydHop
- Format: CD, digital download
- Released: 13 July 2012
"No Where to Go"
- Released: 28 September 2012
"D.G.A.F" (featuring Fortay)
- Released: 21 December 2012
"We Here Now" (featuring Rates)
- Released: 24 March 2013
"Scott vs Kers"
- Released: 11 October 2013