“Australia’s emerging rap force” – Clash Magazine
“Setting himself up as one to watch” – Rolling Stone
“Undeniable skill and diversity” – Sniffers
Today, Australian rapper Phi11a releases his new single, ‘Dirty Dancer’, co-produced by U.S. super-producer Scott Storch (Beyonce, Dr. Dre, Roddy Rich, Megan Thee Stallion). The up and coming rapper seamlessly glides over an infectiously sexy beat and delivers a hook that perfectly marries the co-melody in the chorus.
“Scott was one of the humblest dudes I have ever met, his genius was apparent from the moment I met him,” remarked Phi11a on working with the illustrious producer. With his flow and lyrics written in 5 hours the day before recording, the rapper admits to having some nerves before laying the track down at the well-known producer’s house. “I wrote this song in 5 hours the day before we recorded it and all I can remember was the nerves, but nerves push you to give your all.”
The single follows ‘Witness’, the second single from the Australian rapper which features emo-trap icon, Trippie Redd. The release went onto amass 3m streams and receive praise from Clash Magazine, NME, Rolling Stone, TRVP, Mixtape Madness, Sniffers, Montreality and the biggest hip-hop blog on Instagram, RapTV. The official video for the track was also premiered by U.S. hip-hop tastemakers, Lyrical Lemonade.
Phi11a announced himself in September 2019 with his debut single ‘Overdose’ and ‘Sad Cowboy Shit’, a 4 track surprise mixtape, produced by U.S. producer, Jimmy Duval (XXXTentacion, Lil Pump, Ski Mask the Slump God and Rich The Kid). For ‘Overdose’ the inner west Sydney local worked with Atlanta producer Supah Mario (Drake, Young Thug) and was praised by Triple J, Acclaim and even received shout outs by the likes of D12 and DMX.
With ‘Dirty Dancer’, Phi11a continues to show tremendous versatility when it comes to his lyrical approach, something that only further cements him as one of the most exciting hip-hop voices to come out of Australia.
‘DIRTY DANCER’ IS OUT NOW
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