Baker Boy rising: from Arnhem Land to sharing a stage with Dizzee Rascal

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On stage, is the kind of rapper who can get a crowd airborne within seconds. He’s all ego, gold chains and boundless energy, flitting between his native  Matha and English, imploring the audience to “step back, feel the power of my blackness”. He commands the mic and as if they’re extensions of his tall, agile frame, and inverts himself mid-flow with audacious breakdancing moves.

He is the first artist to have mainstream success in the Yolngu Matha , his singles Cloud 9 and Marryuna receiving solid Triple J airplay. In the past few months he has swept the , inked a record deal with Select Music (home to the Preatures and Amy Shark), been rostered on the summer music festival circuit, was handpicked by Dizzee Rascal to be his Australian support act, and recorded a remix of with Yothu Yindi.

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