JessB says it's an exciting time for women in New Zealand music - not only is she right, but if these performances are anything to go by she could be set to become our next big star.

The Kiwi rapper has given an exclusive performance for TimeOut Entertainment's Music Month Sessions, for which we invited five Kiwi acts to perform one of their hits and a cover of one of their favourite NZ songs.

JessB performed her hit Set It Off, from her hit debut EP Bloom.

JessB performs her song Set It Off.

She also performed a cover of SilvaMC's Coming Right Through, saying Silva is a "good friend" and an "amazing artist".


"She's a female MC like me so I thought it'd be a good way to showcase it and also it's just a great song, I genuinely like it," says JessB.

"We've kind of been performing together for a little while now and she was one of the first people that I really connected with musically, and the first person I really wanted to collaborate with, and I've just looked up to her - as a friend and as an artist - since I've started. In general the New Zealand hip-hop scene is really exciting.

"I think everyone's amazing, but it's also an exciting time for women in New Zealand music as well."

JessB performs a cover of Silva MC’s song, Coming Right Through.

Catch our other Music Month Sessions, made with help from NZ On Air.

Performances from reggae group Sons of Zion and industrial pop artist October are available now.

Catch more performances from pop rockers Openside and soul sensation Teeks releasing each Thursday until the end of May.