Premiere: Nooky releases a powerful new single CUZN, announces new EP
The Nowra-born, Sydney-based MC will drop his new EP, Junction Court, on October 11 via Bad Apples Music.
Over the last six months particularly, we've found ourselves talking about the brilliance of Australia's hip-hop scene time and time again, whether it be acts like Triple One and B Wise blossoming into the next big things, or already established names - the Zambian-born Sampa The Great, for example - putting out career-best music, proving that Australian hip-hop can have many sounds and many identities behind it. It's important, as once upon a time, it felt like the commercial aspect of Australian rap music felt boxed into one sound and image, but now, years later, it's opening up - and crafting one of music's most diverse worlds in the meantime.
Included within this, is an increasing dominance of indigenous Australians within hip-hop, evident through the rise of the Bad Apples Music gang - Briggs and Birdz included within that - and rappers like Tasman Keith and Dallas Woods, who together have risen up to prove that indigenous rap isn't something to gloss over. Nooky is most-definitely an artist within this crew, with the Nowra-born, Sydney-based MC proving himself time and time again across 2019, whether it be featuring on B Wise's The Code remix or ABC's Deadly Hearts compilation, or through his own work - August's Numb as an example.
It's something he looks set to expand and flesh-out over the next few months too, ending his 2019 with a bang as he announces a new EP, Junction Court, to arrive on October 11th via Bad Apples Music, while teasing the EP with its incredible second taste, CUZN. Premiering on Pilerats today ahead of its official release tomorrow, CUZN is a powerful moment for Nooky that sees him prove himself more-so than he has ever before, utilising a percussive trap-rap beat to flex his dynamic flow, which lyrically, tackles the issues facing indigeneous Australians today - from incarceration to injustice: "They need to pay the rent my cousin," he raps.
With CUZN behind him, Nooky looks set to rid himself of the 'under-rated' tag and hopefully, move into larger success. He's one of Australian rap's best names both in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes, and hopefully, with the release of Junction Court ahead of him, this'll become realised to more. Check out the single's Jaen-directed video clip below:
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