Fat chance: Hip-hop hopeful Moka Young lands contract

Tweed Coast hip-hop artist Moka Young.
Tweed Coast hip-hop artist Moka Young. Contributed

THE visceral sounds of Tweed Coast hip-hop artist Moka Young haven't gone unheard, as Australia's biggest Hip-hop label, Obese Records, last week signed a lucrative contract with the emerging talent.

The Banora Point resident has been developing an online presence since the video clip for album single New Blood spread through social media, but it was the brooding lyricism from his debut album that attracted the attention of the record label.

"My agent sent my album to a few record labels and they (Obese) were the ones that got back to me … they must have liked what they heard," Moka said.

After pursuing music for five years while working full-time as a carpenter, Moka now has a chance to perform alongside some of the genre's biggest artists, with heavyweights Thundamentals and Spit Syndicate on the label.

Yet he assures he won't be changing his sound now that he's achieved commercial success,

"I haven't got the full details of what I'll be doing for the contract yet … but I'll keep the sound the way it's always been," Moka said.

Obese Records will release the full album as a digital download on November 1.

Topics:  hip hop

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