So you grew up in Perth and you’re now up around the Gold Coast area, what prompted the move?
I was born in Perth and grew up around there but we moved to Queensland because my mum actually played volleyball here and she really liked it so she came back and we all moved over here. At the start of last year we moved back to Perth because that’s just where all the family was but I moved back to the Gold Coast a few months ago.
Do you feel like you kind of rep both cities?
Yeah! I feel like I probably lean more towards the Gold Coast because that’s where I’ve had a lot of my growth and started really doing the music stuff.
What’s the music scene like on the Gold Coast at the moment?
It’s never really been too hip-hop forward, I think Brisbane is probably a better place for that. The Gold Coast is sort of in the middle so it’s not as big but there are some people doing music.
I saw you on that remix with Swish Music and Nerve which was hard — and a good idea of what’s happening in Brisbane and Queensland.
Yeah definitely, those dudes are mad. Swish, Creed Tha Kid and all of that crew, Nerve. They’re all doing good things.
It’s been a pretty cooked year for everyone, especially people making music, but sometimes that forces us to reflection and reset a little bit. What has 2020 taught you about yourself and your approach to music?
The people you surround yourself with is definitely a big thing—before COVID hit I was around all music people and always doing something, constantly moving forward. Then I came back here and I’m around all my old mates, just chilling and hanging out again. I think the people you hang around with helps determine where you’re heading.
What’s been getting through this year the most? What are you reading/watching/listening to?
Yeah, not much hey, just turned 18 so I’m just having a good time to be honest! [Laughs] All the clubs and stuff opened up again here on my birthday so I’ve just been enjoying that on the weekends!
Something I admire about you is that you’re unapologetically yourself. Do you feel like there have been struggles you’ve needed to overcome to stand proudly as the person you are now?
Yeah for sure. Even now I still feel like I’m going to get judged for certain things, people are going to say things but at the end of the day it doesn’t really matter if you are your own person and you have your own people that love you. You don’t have to seek validation from anyone else, just yourself.