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Tuka - Tall Poppy

Tuka - Tall Poppy
‘Will Rap For Tuka’ is the culmination of years honing his craft, both in written form and performance, and delivers one of 2010’s most diverse efforts right before the buzzer sounds. Tuka is as comfortable rocking over a stomping Gypsy horn line as he is over Dub-Reggae or a driving Boom Bap rhythm.

A collaborator of the highest order, Tuka has worked and recorded with Chasm, Dialectrix, Two Toes and The Tongue. But for his solo debut, Tuka really has wholeheartedly taken on the ‘solo’ mantle, with only two guests on the entire album – Tenth Dan and Radical Son – and with even the cover art being hand drawn by the Sydney MC.

Production comes from Mike Slik, Marz1, DJ Morgs, Brokn, Caustic and Tuka himself.

Tuka’s debut solo set eschews easy comparison and overtly big singles, instead opting for cerebral Jazz and Dub influenced head nodders that tip their hat to producers and projects like early RJD2, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Soul Assasins Volume 1 or Nightmares On Wax. His approach is both highly melodic and rhythmic in nature, and freestyle comes as naturally as composition - he regularly performs entirely improvised sets.

About this track...

"Tall Poppy: is an upbeat yet laid-back horn and piano inflected tune, that sees Tuka doing what he does best, spitting liquid rhymes with a relaxed confidence built up over years of performing and recording.

Number Of People In Act Solo
State/Territory Artist Is Based In NSW
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Sydney
Taken From The Release Titled Will Rap For Tuka
Copyright Holder's Name Big Village
Publisher Copyright Control
Media Servicing Date 2010-11-05
Main Genre Hip Hop
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
ISRC AUQQ41000106
Artist Official Web Site
Artist Social Network Page!/pages/Tuka/102261106479393
Online Store Page 1
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Content Provider Other Tongues