Ever heard of Baker Boy? Danzal Baker was born in Darwin. Raised in the continent’s remote Northern Territory, he would soon become one of Australia’s most promising hip-hop artists.
Collaborating with his cousin Yirrmal, Baker Boy created Ride, a celebratory hymn. “I wanted to make a song that could bring people together on the dance floor, no matter who they are or where they come from,” he explains. That’s certainly the case with this single. Ride is a catchy, driven hip-hop track with a unique didgeridoo sample.
Baker Boy embraces his origins. He raps in English but also in Yolngu Matha, the language representing his Arnhem Land family. With his art, he wants to inspire younger generations to be proud of their culture and become leaders in their communities.