Armed with fast flow, bossy beats and hella high shoes Adelaide emcee Tkay Maidza continues to stomp her way to the top of the rap-game today premiering her new single ‘M.O.B.’ from her highly-anticipated debut album dropping in 2015 via Dew Process/Universal Music Australia.
Written as a letter to the nineteen-year-old’s future self – ‘M.O.B.’ is an audio blueprint to becoming the person she wants to be, a declaration to always work hard without complaining, stay focused and channel ambition as a weapon for success.
The track was produced by Tkay’s longtime collaborator and tour DJ, Elk and mixed by three-time Grammy award winner Andrew Dawson, famous for his work with Kanye West, Jay-Z, The Rolling Stones, Lil Wayne, John Legend, Tyler the Creator, Childish Gambino and more.
A flawless blend of techno-hooks, driving percussion and Tkay’s trademark bratty-rap, ‘M.O.B.’ is bound to have rappers and ravers alike chanting “money over bitches” on dance floors around the world.
The song’s ethos of hard-work is reflected in Tkay’s year so far – earning her stripes as one of the most energetic musicians on the Summer festival circuit and making her debut in triple j’s Hottest 100. After taking her tunes to the masses and owning the stages of The Falls Music & Arts Festivals, Southbound, Beat the Drum and St Jerome’s Laneway Festival Tkay is now gearing up for sets at Mountain Sounds and Groovin The Moo as well as support spots with Charli XCX in April and May.
After causing a global sensation in 2014 with her singles, ‘U-Huh’ and ‘Switch Lanes’ – the rapper and singer released her debut EP ‘Switch Tape’ and epic Soundcloud mix “Switch Tape Mixtape” in October to critical acclaim.
As the world took notice, Maidza inked a global booking deal with The Agency Group (home to A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Angle Haze, A$AP Ferg, Vic Mensa + more) and embarked on a string of international dates through the USA and UK, including CMJ, returning home in November for a national headline tour and opening slots for Illy.
Showing no signs of slowing down and with the tireless work ethic that shines through the lyrics of ‘M.O.B.’ the world can be sure to expect big things from Maidza’s debut album when it’s released later in 2015.
“If she can continue this streak of slick, party-ready rapping, she’s got a glowing future.” – PITCHFORK
“Australian rapper/singer Tkay Maidza is one of the most refreshing artists we’ve heard this year…we guarantee you’ll be hearing a lot more from the 18-year-old up-and-comer.” – COMPLEX
TOURING WITH GROOVIN THE MOO AND CHARLI XCX
SAT 21 FEB 2015 – MOUNTAIN SOUNDS – KARIONG, NSW
SAT 21 FEB 2015 – METRO THEATRE (CHARLI XCX ) – SYDNEY, NSW
FRI 01 MAY 2015 – CORNER HOTEL (CHARLI XCX ) – MELBOURNE, VIC
SAT 02 MAY 2015 – GROOVIN THE MOO – BENDIGO, VIC
SUN 03 MAY 2015 – GROOVIN THE MOO – CANBERRA, ACT
THU 07 MAY 2015 – THE MET (CHARLI XCX ) – BRISBANE, QLD
SAT 09 MAY 2015 – GROOVIN THE MOO – MAITLAND, NSW
SUN 10 MAY 2015 – GROOVIN THE MOO – TOWNSVILLE, QLD
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