In Arnhem Land they call Baker Boy the ‘fresh new prince’. Raised in the remote NT communities of Yurrwi and Maningrida, 22 year-old Danzal Baker, aka Baker Boy, raps in Yolngu Matha language representing his bloodlines. A strikingly talented artist on an undeniable rise, Baker Boy kick started 2018 with two of his songs – Marryuna and Cloud 9 – winning their place in triple j’s Hottest 100. He has supported the likes of 50 Cent and Dizzee Rascal, played prime festival slots at Splendour in the Grass, Laneway, Golden Plains and WOMADelaide, and sold out his first headline tour in May 2018.
22 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 Cloud 9 in May 2017, the young star 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 singles Marryuna, Mr La Di Da Di and Black Magic. 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.
Baker Boy has the industry talking, and is fast becoming one of this country’s greatest hip hop stars. Since of his debut song Cloud 9 in May 2017 Baker Boy has won over 21 key awards across the country and played a multitude of prime festival slots (70+ gigs and festivals).
In January 2019 Baker Boy’s next single will be released by Universal Music and he will perform a fresh new show for the festival circuit and his own tours.