Baker Boy wins triple j Unearthed NIMA Competition
Baker Boy up for Best Hip Hop song on Saturday night
Baker Boy scores spot at BigSound
What seems to be a whirlwind of success since the debut of Baker Boy, Cloud 9 last month 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 spreading his word far and wide. Baker Boy is known as a multi-talented 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.
The southern hemisphere’s largest music conference BIGSOUND picked up on Baker Boy like a hot rock and thrown him into the depths of their exciting first announce last month alongside notable Australian musicians.
And the good news keeps rollin’ on in! Yesterday announces another MASSIVE win for Team Baker Boy – triple j Unearthed have dropped the bomb that our one and only Baker Boy has taken the gong for this year as the 2017 triple j Unearthed NIMA victor. As part of his prize, Baker Boy will be flown to Darwin and will be playing with the likes of A.B. Original, Dan Sultan and Emily Wurramara.
“With a clear passion for supporting Indigenous communities and preserving traditional languages I reckon we’ve found the perfect artist to join the celebrations of Indigenous art and culture at the 2017 NIMAs.” Dave Ruby Howe, triple j.
His banging track Cloud 9 has been selected as a finalists for NT Song of the Year Awards in the Hip Hop category, and just last week Baker Boy was announced as one of the nights most anticipated performers. Asked about his performance there and on the massive NIMA stage Baker Boy responds – “I’m feeling pretty confident to be honest. We’ve been rehearsing and it’s feeling good. Bit nervous too but I see that as a positive.”