In Arnhem Land they call Baker Boy the ‘fresh new prince’. His totem is the Olive Python, his moiety is Dhuwa and his skin is Burralung/Gela boy.
Born in Darwin and raised in the remote NT communities of Yurrwi [formerly known as Milingimbi and Maningrida] 21 year-old Danzal Baker aka Baker Boy is related to rising stars Gawurra and Yirrmal. He is the freshest new Yolngu hip-hop talent from the Top End.
Young, strong and proud Baker Boy raps in Yolngu Matha language representing his Arnhem Land bloodlines. He knows his value, his worth and he raps so others get it. What seems to be a whirlwind of success since the debut of Baker Boy, Cloud 9 has manifested into a full-blown Cyclone Baker.
After infiltrating the triple j crew with an instant full rotation addition and prospering in their appraisals Baker Boy’s career has dropped into 6th gear with new single Marryuna set to be a Summer festival anthem. Baker Boy is known as a multi-talented, multi-lingual artist, working across rap, dance, acting and graffiti, and he hopes to inspire younger generations to embrace their culture and become leaders in their communities.
The southern hemisphere’s largest music conference BIGSOUND picked up on Baker Boy like a hot rock and threw him into the depths of their exciting first announce alongside notable Australian musicians. For those that caught the set – we need say no more.
His banging track Cloud 9 won a NT Song of the Year Award and the Inaugural Native Tongue Award, along with securing his postion at the 2019 NIMAs and kick started his 2018 with 2 songs winning their place in the triple j hottest 100 – Cloud 9 #76 and Marryuna #17.
Baker Boy has the industry talking, and is destined to be one of this country’s greatest hip hop stars.
“Powerful delivery, production, and that chorus from Kian ties it all up into one impressive track.” – Richard Kingsmill, triple j.
“Killed that chorus and the raps in language roll so nicely.” – Dave Ruby Howe, triple j.
“This just jumps out the minute you hit play – solid!” – Nick Findlay, triple j.
“This is AWESOME. The didgeridoo in the back, that fresh flow and the way you’ve taken your own background, culture and indigenous language to the fore front is super cool. Keep going man!” – Claire Mooney, triple j.
“You’ve taken us all to Cloud 9 to be honest. This is rad!” – Celline Narinli, triple j.
Interview with Waleed Aly on The Project TV
Up close and person Inteview with Bolster.com
BAKER BOY will perform on the main stage and conduct a dance workshop … details on this soon