Genesis Owusu and music festival Spilt Milk are "kindred spirits".
Just like the Canberra-born festival, the rapper developed his sound while growing up in the capital.
When he takes to the festival's stage this weekend, it will be for the second time, having performed at the first Spilt Milk in 2016.
"I love to see how the festival has grown and changed. I know that it's expanding to other cities which is cool," he said.
"It's cool to see something that was birthed from Canberra continue to grow and be successful. I'm keen to see how it's continued and how it's going to live up to the first experience.
"I'm all for anything Canberra related, Canberra birthed."
Owusu will prepare for Saturday's set just like any other performance - dressed in his onstage "uniform" doing vocal exercises while listening to Feel the Love by Kanye West and Kid Cudi.
But while he is on the same lineup as acts such as Khalid, Chvrches, Tones and I, and Juice WRLD, it's the fact Owusu is performing for a hometown crowd that has got him, and his goons - who join the rapper on stage as "hypemen" - excited.
There's something special for Owusu about singing songs in the city that inspired them.
"There's so much love in the air, always," he said.
"There definitely is an aura, where people know you're one of them and you know that you're welcome here because you've lived here and you still live here.
"And literally, I know umpteen people that I went to school with in the crowd. It's a whole lot of familiarity and with me personally, I literally have songs about Canberra.
"I have CBR Zoo I and II so I could perform them anywhere - and I do - but it's very special to actually perform them in Canberra."
Owusu credits his whole sound to his Canberra upbringing. If he grew up in any other city, the rapper said he would have been influenced by other people and artists.
Whereas Canberra's isolation led him to create a unique sound, which has gained him his first nomination at next week's ARIA Awards.
"Canberra is really cool for me personally in regards to developing because there are fewer distractions than other cities," Owusu said.
"With other cities, because there is a lot more going on, there is a lot more opportunity to be influenced by a lot of people.
"That isn't always bad, but it isn't always good. I feel like because there were fewer distractions in Canberra I could refine my craft and build something that is more unique to me. It's very much me, and not everyone else.
"When you're around a bunch of people, you're going to start acting like them to some degree. And if you're an artist you're going to be influenced by a lot of different things, but being in Canberra you build something that is completely unique."
The festival will take over Canberra's Commonwealth Park on Saturday, before - for the first time - heading to Ballarat's Victoria Park on November 30.
Genesis Owusu will be performing at the BACARDI El Coco stage.