Musician and dancer Baker Boy had a clear goal in mind: he wanted to be Australia’s first Aboriginal artist to rap in an Indigenous language.

And with the release of his track Cloud 9, which features the 20-year-old rapping in Yolngu Matha, he’s on his way.

Baker Boy, also known as Danzel Baker, is from Milingimbi community in north-eastern Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

He has a distinguished cultural pedigree — the Djuki Mala dancer is related to up-and-coming musicians Garruwa and Yirrmal, and hails from a part of the country that has produced major Australian acts such as Yothu Yindi and Gurrumul.

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