Listen to Babyface, the debut EP from exciting emerging WA-based rapper, Morph
Part of the Tuff Boys crew, a talented bunch making some excellent rap music.
Words by Caspar Rawshark.
A couple of years ago, with a heavy (heavy!) heart - I left the West Coast. One of the things I miss dearly about living there is staying up late at night to play rap music on RTRFM with my friends as part of the Cloudwaves collective. Scanning through old playlists I played a very teeny tiny amount of Australian rap music (guilty), but if I was still on radio that would definitely change today.
Because today marks the release of Babyface – the debut EP by one of the most exciting rappers doing it right now, Morph. If you’re lucky and live on the West Coast, you might have seen Morph and associated Tuff Boys crew members Max Black, Llehna, Toyotomi and Seul tear it up live. I have to experience this from Instagram stories for now but no doubt that after this EP’s release we’ll see the gang cross the country soon.
Babyface is equal parts sunshine emoji to rainstorm emoji and that sense of balance is what helps the record succeed. Tracks like Wake Up Call and You & I impeccably balance the melancholic zone inhabited by the likes of Thaiboy & Bladee, Corbin, and Jonatan with their own flavor, and Highway and Solve ‘Em heap on just the right amount of bravado, reminding me of Bobby Raps at his very best. Backseat Dreaming is deserving of summer anthem status – and always puts me in a better mood.
It’s weird to feel a little homesick by a record that’s obviously indebted to Morph's taste in across-the-pond rappers, but let me re-iterate again West Coast, these guys are in your city. So click play on this one and then go as deep as you like into the catalogue of an incredibly talented group of individuals.
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