Premiere: Perth collective Tone Youth make a comeback with Rollin'
Composed of T$OKO, Robb James, Jimmy Drones and Chu, the rap collective share an ode to their home city.
While we've spotlighted our fair share of west-coast hip-hop names over the past few years, one of the most exciting moments to happen within our scene was the coming together of Tone Youth - a new rap collective composed of T$OKO, Robb James (f.k.a. Rob Delirious), Jimmy Drones and Chu. It kicked off with The Season back in 2017, which brought together each member's respective strengths for some party vibes that we've found ourselves repeating time and time again, only to double-down a short while later with a remix of Lorde's Homemade Dynamite that found itself within the finals of triple j Unearthed's remix competition.
Now, two years later, they're back again. In the two years since their breakout, each of the Tone Youth members have had the chance to deepen and flesh out their various strengths - T$OKO in particular being an artist making a national break-out with his latest work - and as a result, their new single Rollin' finds itself being refined and slick, with a clattering production worked on by Toronto's Crooklin (Jay Rock, Freddie Gibbs and Isaiah Rashad) being the perfect backing for each member to glide over with ease. It's an ode to the city in which they reside - Perth - with their group shining a light on the consistently-rising rap talent found within our city, but doing it in a light-hearted and fun matter. "We’re just having fun with it, and getting our bars off. It’s a good introduction to what we’ve got coming for the rest of the year," the group say.
With that promise for more to come in mind, dive into Rollin' below, and stay tuned for what's bound to be a big rest of 2019 as the group flourish alongside the rest of our hip-hop scene.
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