High Depth & Niche present
TUKA 'Selling Me Out' Tour
The Cambridge Hotel (Newcastle, NSW)
Friday, 1 November 2019 8:00 pm
One of Australia’s finest wordsmiths, TUKA, returns with his first solo material in 4 years, dropping new track and video, ‘F*ck You Pay Me’. In celebration TUKA is hitting the road this November for the first solo headline run of shows his had since 2015!
TUKA will be touring a brand new show with a live band and special guest ALPHAMAMA among others.
In ‘F*ck You Pay Me’, white hot bars are peppered through a mind-boggling take on UK grime tropes, all seen through the eyes of an up-close and personal video. And if that’s not enough to get your blood pumping – Tuka also unveils a national tour through November, heading everywhere from Newcastle to Perth, Canberra to Hobart and various points in between!
Discussing his new music, Tuka says,
’F*ck You Pay Me’ is a playful song about my relationship with money as an artist in the rap/hip hop industry. I’m basically taking the piss out of myself, I’ve always been unsettled by the need or want for money in others, it’s never been my drive so I couldn't relate. I’ve always enjoyed creating art for art sake and working out how to “sell it” later. The idea for this song has been floating around my head for years but because I don’t align with the “get money” lifestyle I never got around to actually seeing it through and writing the song till recently. I guess because I’ve managed to somehow stay relevant in the Australian hip hop industry for so long I’m comfortable bragging a bit, carving a career out of Oz rap is a pretty surreal reality if you ask me? Especially if you had asked me 10 years ago when I started, it wasn’t really an option back then. My mum was supportive so that was nice lol."
Tuka is Australia’s shining light on the hip / hop scene – a gifted poet who passionately supports women’s rights and animal rights, and campaigns tirelessly for those marginalised in the community. Testament to his massive appeal, Tuka has charted in triple j’s Hottest 100 a massive 7 times, and his last solo album ‘Life Death Time Eternal’ debuted at #6 on the ARIA Albums Chart.