Fresh from sharing his video for ‘Always Was Always Will Be’, Sydney based MC Nooky releases today on all DSP’s the single which was inspired by this year’s NAIDOC theme.
The new single is produced by up-and-coming producer Mansus with additional production by iamsolo, who also produced Nooky’s previous single ‘Ere Lah’.
The Yuin Nation hip hop artist says, ‘Always Was Always Will Be’ is one of the first things I learned growing up! It gives a sense of strength and pride when stated, it’s something you can say with your chest and back whole heartedly because this land that we all stand on, is and always will be Aboriginal land and that shit’s undeniable. It’s a reflection of the sense of pride and strength you get growing up with ya mob, it’s also a nod to this year’s NAIDOC theme. The track features our slang and is unapologetically black, it was produced by up and coming producer Mansus with a sprinkle of the sauce from iamsolo. This shit right here is the new NAIDOC anthem, f*ck it new Australian anthem.’
The official video for ‘Always Was Always Will Be’, was proudly premiered during NAIDOC week on Acclaim.com and was directed by Burrows Digital and filmed in Sydney.
‘Always Was Always Will’ Be kicks off Nooky’s new season. It encapsulates Nooky’s mantra of live and die by the spear and along with Ere Lah will also feature on his forthcoming EP Lyrebird Park.
Nooky’s name has been built on the energetic shows he delivers and the work he has done behind the scenes as an esteemed producer. Across his career, he has shaken the stage with artists such as Urthboy, A.B. Original, Jimblah, The Daily Meds, as well as touring consistently alongside his mentor Briggs and produced tracks for Birdz, Caiti Baker and Tasman Keith. In 2016 he won the Australia Council’s Dreaming Prize for young Indigenous artists and last year released his raw and honest debut EP Junction Court receiving praise from the likes of Life Without Andy, The Music, Acclaim, Filter. Nooky has also appeared on tracks with artists such B Wise, P Smurf, Birdz, Sonboy and Manu Crooks plus featured on 2019’s Deadly Hearts 2 compilation album alongside Dan Sultan, Electric Fields, Busby Marou, Tia Gostelow and more.
A fierce advocate for championing black excellence, Nooky has positioned his music and voice at the forefront of conversations around changing the date and educating others on the Nation’s true history.