Rapper aims for fame

New hits: Blacktown rapper Miracle is hoping fans like his latest works on his debut album Mainland.
New hits: Blacktown rapper Miracle is hoping fans like his latest works on his debut album Mainland.

BLACKTOWN'S own miracle, Blessed Samuel Joe-Andah, has performed live in front of thousands of people, rapped alongside chart-topping artists and won the hearts of social media users.

Now Joe-Andah, or "Miracle" as friends and fans know him, will take on the charts when he releases his debut album Mainland on July 18.

The eight track hip-hop album was written and produced within a week and features popular acts including Kim Cesarion, Allday, Youngblood Hawke, Little Nikki and Jakubi.

The 22-year-old rapper said the album included a variety of "styles and music".

"I'm trying to bring something new to the table," Miracle said.

"It features stories of my life and experiences.

"Hopefully people can relate to the content."

Miracle's own claim to fame would seem like a miracle in its own right.

The Ghana-born performer was discovered on YouTube by Sony for his rap rendition of Pete Murray's Better Days.

"I actually created the song for my year 12 music assignment," Miracle said.

"My mates loved the song and and they thought I should make a video to put on YouTube and we did."

And noticed he was.

The video received more than 8000 views on YouTube in its first week alone and has earned Miracle more than 22,000 followers on Facebook.

Miracle then released a number of tracks and mix tapes.

His Motivation Mixtape led to other Australian hip-hop artists hearing his work including rapper 360.

Miracle has since earned a place on 360's new album Utopia, on the track Eddie Jones.

His popularity in the music industry has steadily grown after performing as the support act for Lupe Fiasco, Big Boi of Outkast, Snoop Dogg and Rick Ross on their Australian tours.

Miracle is currently touring the country on his Endless Summer Tour.


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