Written by Tom Williams on December 21,

UPDATE: Triple M Issues Statement In
Response To ‘Ozzest 100’ Controversy

ORIGINAL STORY: Triple M has found itself in hot
water after dissing triple j and launching its own
Hottest 100-style countdown,
and local hip hop duo A.B. Original are using the controversy to
their advantage.

Triple M‘s new countdown — dubbed the ‘Ozzest 100’ — is
set to take place on Australia Day in 2018, after triple
recently decided to change the date
of its annual Hottest 100 so that it no longer takes place on
26th January.

Responding to Triple M‘s decision, A.B. Original’s
Adam Briggs said, “Fuck Triple M. Bottom feeding,
redneck scum, pandering to white nationalists & racists.
Vultures, Fuck em.

“We should ruin Triple M’s redneck countdown and stick
A.B. Original & Dan Sultan ‘January 26’ right in the middle
of their cross burning.”

And that’s exactly what A.B. Original are doing, now calling on
their fans to vote for ‘January 26’ as a stand against the
‘Ozzest 100’, and Triple M‘s decision to mock
triple j‘s date change.

“The scum at Triple M have decided to run their own
redneck countdown on January 26, because they’re bottom feeding
rednecks,” Briggs says.

“Let’s ruin their party. Vote for us!”

A.B. Original’s new campaign comes after fans voted strongly
for ‘January 26’ in triple j‘s Hottest 100 of 2016,
after the station decided to keep the countdown on
Australia Day
in 2017. The song eventually placed at #16 in
the Hottest 100.

This year’s Hottest 100, however, is scheduled to take place on
Saturday, 27th January, a day after Triple M‘s ‘Ozzest

To vote in Triple M‘s ‘Ozzest 100’, head to the
Triple M website.