Dialect & Despair were an Australian hip hop duo from Adelaide, South Australia. Consisting of rapper Dialect and producer/engineer Despair, the two met in 2009 through a mutual friend and developed a partnership due to their similar hip hop ideology. Heavily inspired by 1990s East Coast hip hop, Dialect & Despair had a unique sound in Australian hip hop. They released two studio albums: The Vortex in 2010 and Self Evident in 2012. Dialect embarked on a solo career in 2016 and the duo is no longer active.