Born in Darwin and raised in the remote Northern Territory communities of Milingimbi and Maningrida, Danzal Baker aka Baker Boy is the freshest new hip-hop talent to emerge from Australia. Young, strong and proud Baker Boy raps in English and Yolngu Matha language representing his Arnhem Land family.
In Arnhem Land they call Baker Boy the “fresh new prince”. His totem is the Olive Python, his moiety is Dhuwa and his skin is Burralung/Gela boy.
Baker Boy is a multidisciplinary talent working across rap, dance and acting. He hopes to inspire younger generations to embrace their culture and become leaders in their communities.
His new single ‘Ride’ is a new collaboration with his cousin Yirrmal that demonstrates just how distinctive and evocative Baker Boy’s music has become since he debuted with the instant-classic ‘Cloud 9’ in 2017. Described by Baker Boy as “a new and improved version” of his 2017 Yirrmal collab ‘Marryuna’, ‘Ride’ is funky, soulful, and jaw-droppingly catchy, a party track lost to the annals of time, like an Off The Wall single re-recorded in Yolngu Matha. It’s the brightest-burning party-starter in a catalogue made entirely of them.
Baker Boy has an impressive six career ARIA nominations; an ARIA Gold certification for ‘Cool As Hell’; six wins at the NIMAs; an Order of Australia medal; the 2019 Young Australian of the Year award; multiple placements in Triple J’s Hottest 100 and over 37.4 million streams of his music world-wide.
2019 Young Australian of The Year.