Born in Darwin and raised in the remote Northern Territory communities of Milingimbi and Maningrida, Danzal Baker aka Baker Boy is the freshest new hip-hop talent to emerge from Australia. Young, strong and proud Baker Boy raps in English and Yolngu Matha language representing his Arnhem Land family.
In Arnhem Land they call Baker Boy the “fresh new prince”. His totem is the Olive Python, his moiety is Dhuwa and his skin is Burralung/Gela boy. Baker Boy is a multidisciplinary talent working across rap, dance and acting. He hopes to inspire younger generations to embrace their culture and become leaders in their communities.
Baker Boy explores new lyrical and thematic territory with the release of his new single, ‘Better Days’. Featuring longtime collaborator Dallas Woods and powerhouse Sampa the Great, Baker Boy joins two distinct creative forces with his own to form an impactful new release. Though written in 2019, the release of ‘Better Days’ has never been more timely; in its honesty and hopefulness, the project is a special one that many listeners will be able to resonate with and ultimately find some comfort in.
The release of ‘Better Days’ continues Baker Boy’s growing list of recent accomplishments, sitting alongside recent wins at the National Indigenous Music Awards (including Artist of The Year), his first Gold ARIA Certification (‘Cool As Hell’), and numerous APRA and ARIA Award nominations. 2019 Young Australian of The Year.