“He’s been compared to big hitters like Chance The Rapper and Earl Sweatshirt, and with the release of his five-track EP Lost In Translation, he’s made good on all that promise.” – Acclaim
“[Yibby] just throws out these lines – one after another – without breaking a sweat.” – Richard Kingsmill, triple j
“The beast from the South-East” – Shantan Wantan Ichiban, triple j
“Yibby’s is a unique and really exciting voice on the local scene.” – Life Without Andy
After signalling his arrival with his debut EP, Yibby today teams up with fellow breakout Raj Mahal for new single ‘Poke‘. The 20 year-old wunderkind is currently in the middle of his City To City tour, with dates in Melbourne and Sydney still to come this month.
More brash than his previous releases, ‘Poke’ shows Yibby’s diversity and ability. Fresh from his feature with Triple One, Yibby enlists fellow wordsmith Raj Mahal to bring his signature energy to the explosive second verse.
After making the track with regular collaborators Clockwork Odyssey, Yibby looked to Raj Mahal to finish off the anthem. “I wanted this one to be more rap-oriented so I thought Raj would be nice on it because his aggression and delivery is so energetic. He came through and did his verse and we thought that we had something worthwhile.” Raj confirms “It’s one of the most unique collabs Sydney has ever seen.”From releasing his debut single in November last year, Yibby has quickly accumulated fans in media, audiences, and peers alike. His single ‘Folk’ pulled from his debut EP was added to spot rotation on triple j, as well as full adds on triple j Unearthed, FBi Radio, SYN Radio, 4ZZZ and EDGE Radio, and spins on Beats Radio 1. Yibby also left his mark on triple j’s Bars of Steel, was named in Acclaim’s series The New Locals and named as FBi Radio’s Independent Artist of the Week alongside praise from Sniffers, Life Without Andy and Purple Sneakers.
Filled with coming-of-age tales, the Lost in Translation EP cements Yibby’s arrival in the rap scene. Switching between chaotic tracks to slower, more laidback jams, Yibby is a chameleon of the genre; making it truly impossible to predict what’s next.
In less than ten months he’s supported Drapht, Arno Faraji, Milan Ring and Kuren as well as performing a show-stopping set at Bad Friday Festival.
Be sure to catch this talent live before he’s headlining festival stages.
‘Poke’ ft. Raj Mahal OUT NOW
City To City Tour
Friday, 20th September
Boogie Mountain, Sydney TICKETS
Saturday, 21st September
The Gasometer Upstairs, Melbourne TICKETS