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Selekt Few – On Country (Single) Officially Released

‘On Country’ (feat. Bryte MC, Della Rae Morrison, Ronnie Smith and Charley) – is now available for listen and purchase!

‘On Country’ is a clean and enjoyable musical experience.

But it’s also a strong call to action against forced community closures, named for its emotive chorus featuring local singer-songwriters Della Rae Morrison, Ronnie Smith, and Charley.

The release is timed to coincide with this week’s rallies against the forced closure of Aboriginal communities, with all our proceeds from the sale of this song to be donated to SOSblakaustralia‬.

With Rob Shaker producing the beat and Bryte MC, Charley and Della all on board from very early on, we knew we were on to something unique.

The end result is a strong political statement denouncing racism, and calling for human rights, a treaty and sovereignty for Aboriginal people. But most importantly it is an act of solidarity with all people living ‘On Country’.

Artwork by: Julie Dowling, Badimaya woman, activist and renowned fine artist.
Marching snare by: Brodie Simpson @ Underground Recording Studios.
Horns by: Brendan Scott Grey & Matt Smith
Spoken word by: Mitch Torres
Mixed by: Greg Tangey
Mastered by: Joe Carra @ Crystal Mastering.

Stop the Forced Closure of Aboriginal Communities in Australia

Also available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and plenty of other digital distribution or streaming services.

Rappin’ to kids on the train

Yesterday on the way home from work, I was talking to a couple of kids on the train who I see on there quite often. Good kids, but always loud and often inconsiderate of the people around them.

Had to call out the one kid when he yelled a casual c’bomb at his mate while surrounded by a bunch of senior citizens who did NOT look impressed.

At first me responding to him and telling him trains ain’t the place to be dropping cbombs at the top of your lungs seemed to get his back up. But then he recognised me from when I’d previously stood up for him against guards and was a bit more accepting. But not that accepting. He kept taunting me to call him by his name – which I didn’t know.

Then one of his young female friends caught me mouthing Jimblah​ lyrics and jokingly teased me about my singing; to which I replied “you are lucky I’m not singing out loud, I can’t sign for shit”.

Long story short, I got harassed to sing and told them I can’t sing but can rap… Next thing you know there’s 10 kids standing around pretty much chanting ‘rap rap rap’ at me. Continue reading